Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010


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While working with PowerPoint, you might need to carry out a set of actions on a bunch of objects. PowerPoint allows you to group objects within a slide and apply the same action on all the objects simultaneously. This feature in PowerPoint is called grouping.

The following steps will help you group and ungroup objects −

Step 1 − Select a set of shapes or objects together. To select the objects, press the Ctrl key and select each object individually. If the objects are together, you can also click and drag the cursor to select them; however with the click and drag everything that falls within the selected area will be selected.

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Step 2 − Go to the Arrange Group under the Format ribbon.

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Step 3 − Click on Group under the Group menu item - this will group the objects and shapes into a single object.

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Step 4 − Apply the common changes you want to make to these objects.

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Step 5 − Even though the objects are grouped, you can still edit them individually if need be.

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Step 6 − If you want to edit the shapes or objects individually, go back to the Group menu item and select Ungroup.

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Step 7 − After making changes, if you want to regroup the objects as per original grouping, you select one of the objects and use the Regroup option under the Group menu.

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