Add text to a shape

  1. In your publication, select an AutoShape.

  2. Type the text you want.

Note: Some AutoShapes such as lines, connectors, and some freeform drawings, have no room for text. While you can't add text to the shape, you can place it near the shape. Just add a text box, place it close to the shape, and then type your text in the text box.


  1. On the Objects toolbar, click Text Box Button image .

  2. Click in or near the AutoShape in which you want to add text, and start typing.

Note: The text box will not move when you move the shape unless you group the text box and shape.


Group objects

  1. Click the Select Objects tool Button image , hold down the SHIFT key, and then click each of the objects that you want in the group.

  2. On the Arrange menu, click Group Button image .

Ungroup objects

  1. Select the grouped objects you want to ungroup.

  2. On the Arrange menu, click Ungroup Button image .


You can select one object in a grouped object without ungrouping it. Hold down the SHIFT key while clicking on the object you want to select.

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