Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes

Grouping Items

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Grouping items allows you to move everything grouped together as one unit.

To group multple shapes together, select all do the shapes that will belong to the group.

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Click the Group button.

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All items have been added to a group.

Ungrouping items

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To Ungroup items, click the group you would like to break up.

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Click the Ungroup item.

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Grouping and Ungrouping can also be attained by using the edit dialog.

Creating Overlaps

Bring Forward

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You can overlap shapes within the Diagram.

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To arrange a shape to be in front of another shape, select the shape and click the Bring to Front or Bring Forward items.

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Send Backward

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To arrange a shape to be in back of another shape, select the shape and click the Send to Back or Send Backward items.

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You can also set the order by clicking the icon next to the selected shape.

Click the Arrange tab and select the appropriate button.

Setting Shape Alignments

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You can align shapes based on other shapes.

To align multiple shapes together, select both shapes.

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Click the Align drop down menu and select the appropriate alignment type.

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When selecting both shapes, you can also click the icon to the right to bring up a editing dialog.

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When selecting both shapes, you can click the icon

Click the Arrange tab and select the appropriate alignment on the buttom.

Rotating Shapes

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You can rotate shapes clockwise or counter clockwise.

Click on the shap you want to rotate.

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Select from Clockwise or Counter Clockwise.

The rotation will be in 90 degree increments.

Rotate by Hand

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You can rotate a shape by hand when selecting the shape and dragging the Rotation icon.

Nudging Shapes

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To help with shape positioning, you are able to nudge the shape in small increments.

Click on the shape.

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Under the Home page, click the Nudge item to display the drop down list.