Group or ungroup shapes in Visio

Group shapes together to move them all at once and then ungroup the shapes to move them independently.

You can do anything to a group of shapes that you can do to a single shape: resize it, rotate it, align it with other shapes, and so on. Microsoft Visio treats a group as one big shape. You can even group a shape with another group of shapes to create a group within a group.

Group shapes

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer Tool.

  2. Drag a selection around all the shapes that you want to group or ungroup, or hold down CTRL and click all the shapes that you want to group or ungroup.

  3. Right-click a selected shape, point to Group, and then click Group. You can also press CTRL+SHIFT+G.

Ungroup shapes

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer Tool.

  2. Right-click the group, point to Group, and then click Ungroup. You can also press CTRL+SHIFT+U.

Add or remove a shape from an existing group

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To add a shape to a group, select both the shape and the group to which you want to add the shape.

    • To remove a shape from a group, select the group, and then click the shape you want to remove from the group.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Arrange group, click the Group button, and then click Add to Group or Remove from Group.

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