Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010


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While working with PowerPoint there could be a 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 of the simultaneously. This feature in PowerPoint is called grouping.

Given below are the steps to group and ungroup objects

Step (1): Select a set of shapes or objects together. To select them press the Ctrl key and select each object individually. If they 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.

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

Step (2): Go to the Arrange Group under Format ribbon

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

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

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

Step (4): Apply the common changes you want to make to these objects

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

Step (5): Even though the objects are grouped, you can still edit them individually if you need to

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

Step (6): If you want to now edit the shapes or objects individually, go back Group menu item and select Ungroup

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010

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.

Group/Ungroup Objects in Powerpoint 2010


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