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How to Change the Layer Order of Objects and Images in Keynote

3rd November 2019

Jacob Woolcock


A 60 second guide on how to re-order objects an images by changing the layer order in Keynote on iPad.

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Video Transcript

Okay, for todays video we’re going to have a look at that situation where you’ve got so much in Keynote that things are overlapping each other and you want to change it around.

So let’s have a look at moving layers around…

As you can see I’ve built a little scene here but the sun is in front of the clouds and that’s not right.

I’m going to tap on it, press the Format button and then go onto the Arrange tab.

From here there’s a slider – and I can drag that slider, notch by notch, as far down as I need to go.

If I go right to the end it goes behind the blue sky but moving it forward one notch will lift that in front of my background layer.

Each of those notches represent one object on your page so as you experiment you can actually move things to appear in front or behind, exactly where you need them to be.

The windmill can come to the front and the clouds can go behind the windmill.

Give it a try, see how you get on!


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