The Group command allows you to combine two or more objects on the template into a single group. After the individual objects have been combined into a group, the group can be selected by clicking on any individual object in the group. Grouping objects allows certain attributes to be applied to all objects in the group at once.
For example, you can use your mouse to move an entire group of objects without changing the positioning of the individual objects within the group relative to one another. Or, if some of the objects in a group are barcodes, the symbology or density for all of the barcodes in the group can be changed at the same time.
Combining Objects Into a Single Group
- Using the pointer tool, select the Objects that you want to combine. Alternatively, hold down the <Shift> key while you click each of the desired objects one at a time.
- Right click one of the selected objects, and select the Group command from the Arrange menu.
After the individual objects have been combined into a single group, whichever object you click on to select the group temporarily becomes the Master selected object for the group. You can recognize the Master selected object by the green selection border outlining it; the secondary selected objects are outlined with gray selection borders.
Modifying Grouped Objects
Modifying grouped objects works similarly to modifying individual objects.
- Right-click the grouped objects and select Properties
- Select the individual object that you would like edit or select Modify Selected Objects to adjust certain properties of all objects in the group at once.
Ungrouping Grouped Objects
- Select the group that you want to break apart by clicking on one of the objects in the group.
- Select the Ungroup command from the Arrange menu.