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Google Slides: Send To Back An Image

google slides image arrangement send to back slide organization May 04, 2023

Are you ready to discover how the Google Slides 'send to back' feature can help boost the visual appeal of your presentation?

Today, you'll learn how to create organized visuals in Google Slides using the "send to back" feature. 

In this blog post, we will go through the following processes:

  • "Send to back" an image via the Arrange tab

  • “Send to back” an image via the right-click menu

  • Frequently asked questions about the Google Slides "send to back" feature

"Send to Back" an Image via the Arrange Tab

To learn how to use the "send to back" feature in Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome and click the "Google Apps" icon. Select "Google Slides" from the options.

    From your Google Chrome, select Google Apps and click "Google Slides.
  2. Choose the existing presentation with an image you want to "send back."

    Select the existing Google Slides presentation
  3. Then, select the image and click the Arrange tab.

    Click the image you want to send-to-back and select "Arrange" menu.
  4. Select "Order" from the drop-down menu, and click "Send to back."

    From the drop-down menu of "Arrange." click "Order" and choose the "Send-to-back."
  5. After clicking "Send-to-back," adjust and move your picture to your preferred location.

    Once you select it, you can move and adjust the object you send to back.

“Send to Back” an Image via the Right-Click Menu

Another way to send an image behind a text box is by right-clicking. All you need to do is:

  1. On the same slide, select a particular image. 

    Select another object in the same slide
  2. Right-click the picture, then select "Order" from the options.

    Select "Order" from the context menu.
  3. Click "Send to back" on the context menu.

    Then click "Send-to back" to send image at the back of slide.
  4. Once you've clicked "send to back," adjust and move the picture to your desired location in your Google Slides presentation.

    After you select "Send-to-back," you can move and adjust your visual in your Google Slides.

Note: To bring the image "in front" of another picture, you must repeat Steps 1-3. Then, instead of selecting "Send to back," choose "Bring forward."

Final Thoughts on Google Slides: Send-to-Back

Following the steps above, you can easily manage the image and object layering in your Google Slides presentation. Besides, the "send to back" feature makes your images look organized.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Google Slides "Send to Back" Feature:

What are the shortcut keys in sending an image back?

Press Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow to "send to back" images or text box in your Google Slides presentation.

What is the significance of using "send to back" in Google Slides?

The benefits of using the "Send to back" option in Google Slides are:

  • Highlighting the main point of your presentation

  • Keeping your visual elements organized

  • Avoid overlapping images in Google Slides

What are the shortcut keys in "bringing images forward"?

The shortcut keys in bring forward are Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow.

What is the difference between "send backward" and "send back"?

Selecting the "send backward" option lets a particular object go a step behind its current position. In contrast, the "send to back" lets you send the object farthest back.

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