Grouping shapes together
is often convenient to group shapes together so that they are
treated as a single shape by Impress. A group of shapes can be
formatted as if it was a single shape, moved, rotated, deleted and
so on. To group shapes together, do as follows:
the shapes to be grouped. To do this, use the selection tool on the
drawing toolbar and draw a rectangle around the shapes to be
grouped, or click on each shape to be added to the group while
pressing the Shift
the green resizing handles show, select Format
> Group > Group or press Control+Shift+G
on the keyboard.
the group is defined, click on any of the shapes in the group to
select the group. To edit only the elements of the group, press F3
when the group is selected or select Format
> Group > Enter group from the menu bar. Notice
that the elements not part of the group are grayed out and that only
the shapes belonging to the group can be edited. Use this function
when you need to apply a particular format to a single member of the
group. To exit from group mode, press Control+F3
or select Format > Group >
Exit group from the menu bar.
more about working with grouped objects, see Chapter 6 (Combining
Multiple Objects) in the Draw
the group of shapes.
the green resizing handles show, select Edit
> Format > Group > Ungroup from the menu bar.
you use the grouping and ungrouping often, why not add them to
one of the toolbars shown by default so that the commands are
readily available? To do so, you will need to customize the
selected toolbar. See Chapter 4 of the Getting