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:
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!
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.