This lesson will help you to better understand how layers work in Keynote.
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Each time we add a new object to Keynote, it creates a new layer where that object will be located. If we don’t understand how these layers work in conjunction with other layers, it can be very frustrating. This lesson will help you to have a good understanding of how layers work.
When we place a new object on our Keynote canvas, we are essentially creating a new layer.
Adding a second object onto our canvas adds a new layer to our slide.
We can move objects forward or backward by using the layer tools located on the formatting pane under the “Arrange” tab.
There are 4 options for moving layers:
- Back: brings the object to the very foreground layer
- Bring: sends the object to the very background layer
- Backward: sends the object back one layer
- Forward: brings the object forward one layer
We can adjust the position of multiple objects at the same time by highlighting the objects and choosing the appropriate move operation.
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