Group or ungroup shapes

You can 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 Office Visio 2007 treats a group as one big shape.

Note: You can even group a shape with another group of shapes to create a group within a group. If you create many nested groups, however, Office Visio slows down. For better performance of Visio, consider adding and removing shapes from groups instead of creating groups within groups.

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Group or ungroup shapes

Add or remove a shape from a group

Group or ungroup shapes

  1. Click the Pointer tool Button image , and then do one of the following:

    • Drag a selection net around all the shapes that you want to group or ungroup.

    • Hold down SHIFT and click all the shapes that you want to group or ungroup.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To group the shapes, on the Shape menu, point to Grouping, and then click Group, or press CTRL+SHIFT+G.

    • To ungroup the shapes, on the Shape menu, point to Grouping, and then click Ungroup, or press CTRL+SHIFT+U.

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Add or remove a shape from a 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 Shape menu, point to Grouping, and then click Add to Group or Remove from Group.

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