An object is any item you place on a slide, including images (photos), text boxes, shapes, tables, and charts. To add an object to a slide, click one of the object buttons in the toolbar.

By default, objects are free floating, so you can position them anywhere on the page, or layer them with text or other objects. When an object is selected, formatting controls for it appear in the Format sidebar to the right of the slide. You can add content to objects and modify their appearance.

You can also place some objects (shapes, images, videos, equations, and image galleries) inline with the text inside a text box or shape, so that they move with the text as you type.