When someone who can see reads a slide, they usually read things, such as text or a picture, in the order the elements appear on the slide. In contrast, a screen reader reads the elements of a slide in the order they were added to the slide, which might be very different from the order in which things appear. To make sure everyone reads the contents in the order you intend, it’s important to check the reading order.
How to set the reading order of slide contents
- On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, select Arrange, and then choose Selection Pane.
- The Selection Pane lists the objects on the slide in reverse order. Objects are read back, beginning with the last list item and ending with the first list item.
- To rearrange the reading order, in the Selection Pane, drag items to the location that you want. Or, in the Selection Pane, select an item and, on the Home tab, select Arrange. Then select Bring to Front or Send to Back.