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Many Objects Into One

Posted By On November 17, 2004 @ 3:32 PM In MS Office Help | No Comments

Many Objects Into One

OK, so your drawing is all done and you’re ready to turn many objects into one—let’s get started.

The first thing you need to do is to select all the items to be grouped.

One way is to hold down the Shift key while you click on each individual item.

You should notice that all items selected will have their little “grabbers” displayed.

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Another way—possibly a faster way—of selecting multiple items is to turn on the Select Objects tool from the Drawing toolbar.

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Once you turn this tool on all you have to do is drag a rectangle in your document around your drawing objects.

When you release the mouse button all objects in the rectangle will be selected.

Whatever method you use, once all the objects are selected you’re ready to complete the grouping.

You can either go to the Draw menu on the Drawing toolbar and select the Group choice

… or …

You can right click over the selected objects, go to the Grouping submenu and choose Group.

Again—regardless of the way you make it happen, once you’re done you should now have a single set of object “grabbers” around all items.

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You can now resize and move the entire grouped object in one quick maneuver.

What was that you asked?

You need to be able to get them apart again to edit?

No problem.

Use either the Draw menu, Ungroup choice, or, the right click menu, Grouping submenu, Ungroup choice to make the objects individual again.

That’s it—that’s all there is to making many into one and back to many again.

~ April


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