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Adding labels to your slide pictures
The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP."

A really useful feature in PowerPoint is the ability to create text labels on top of your photos. It’s easy to do this, but not many people utilize this technique because they don’t realize it’s available!

Lets try it. After placing a picture on your slide, draw a text box on top of it. You can draw a text box in two ways:

  1. Go to the file menu and select [Insert – Text Box]
  2. Select the text box button from the bottom drawing toolbar.

Position the box into place over the photo and typen in anything you want. When you preview your presentation full-screen you will see the text laying on top of the picture. Woohoo! This is really great, and allows you to label pictures, diagrams … anything you want!


Layer Order
Now, here’s an important point to keep in mind. PowerPoint lays objects down on different layers. When you put an object on top of another object, such as when we placed a text box on top of the picture, the text is laying IN FRONT of the photo.

This is important because sometimes our objects can obscured other objects. For example, if our text box was sitting behind the photo, we wouldn't see it at all! Fortunately, we can send objects forward and backwards to make them more visible. To do this, simply select the object, right-click on it, and select [Order – Bring to Front] or [Send to Back] to move the object into view.

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