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Working with Groups

When you want to be able to move several shapes together as a unit, the simplest thing to do is group them: select the shapes, and then press Shift+Ctrl+G. When you want to ungroup a group, press Shift+Ctrl+U (or use the commands on the Shape, Grouping menu). That might be all you need to know about groups. However, Visio groups are actually quite smart, meaning they have editing and behavior options that you can control. Moreover, many Visio shapes are groups, as Figure 22-22 shows, and these groups have been designed with special behavior that affects the way you select and format them. So if you want to know savvy techniques for revising existing groups, or all the ways to create and control your own groups, read on.

Figure 22-22. Many Visio master shapes are groups. These master shapes were made by grouping several differently formatted shapes to create a single, easy-to-use object.



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