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Grouping and Ungrouping Objects

A group is a collection of objects that are treated as though they are a single entity. When you select a group, you will only see the bounding box of the entire group, not the bounding boxes of each individual object within the group. If a group is rotated, scaled or sheared, each object within the group will maintain its relative position. Objects within a group may also be aligned. Note that a group can not be edited. Grouping and ungrouping objects may change the stacking order.

groupup.pngTo group objects, first select all the objects you want in the group, and then either click on the group button or select the menu item Transform->Group.

ungroupup.pngTo ungroup a group, first select the group, and then either click on the ungroup button or select the menu item Transform->Ungroup. Note that this function is not recursive: if a group contains other groups when you ungroup the outer group, the inner groups will remain. Any description assigned to a group will be lost when it's ungrouped.

Note that if you ungroup an object containing flowframe related data, the flowframe information will be lost. If you group objects containing flowframe data, and then assign that group flowframe data, any flowframe data assigned to the contents of that group will be removed.

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