How do I get focus on (select) a shape sent to background in Calc?

I am using Version: (x64). I use Calc to do a lot of project planning and use shapes to model what I am working on. I have noticed 2 things.

  • Even though I may take the menued steps to move some shapes “back” or “to the back”, other shapes may still get partially hidden behind them while other shapes may appear in front.

  • My most pressing problem. In order to circumvent the prior issue, I have tried moving shapes “to background”. However, once sen to the background layer, I have no idea of how to move them out of that layer so they can be edited, deleted, …

Anyone have a solution? Will upgrading to 6.1 help?

Start the navigator (F5), then double click on regarding object. Now it should be selected.

(This in addition to @Hrbrgr’s answer.)

Will upgrading to 6.1 help?

… same procedure!

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@Grantler It seems many roads lead to Rome. Thank you.

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I’m assuming you’re using shapes from the Drawing toolbar. To mark shapes that have been placed in the background, you need the Drawing toolbar. It is invoked via the menu View>Toolbars>Drawing. On the Drawing toolbar, click the “Selection” icon. Now you can click on a shape (object), it will be marked. It can now be moved or otherwise.