GROUPING OBJECTS


From time to time you create something on your InDesign page and think, "Wow, I could use that somewhere else." If it's a single element, it's easy to move or copy that item and paste it on another page or in another document. But if it's several items that you want to stay together, you might want to group them to keep them intact. Follow these steps to group multiple objects:

1.

Select all the items you want to stay together. Hold down the Shift key while you click to select more than one item at a time.

2.

After all the items are selected, choose Object, Group.

3.

All the different selection points you saw in step 1 disappear. A dotted line with eight selection points now appears to show the boundaries of the entire grouped object (see Figure 26.14).

Figure 26.14. Items before and after being grouped.


After your page objects are grouped, you can move them or transform them as a group, but you still have control over the individual items in the group. Use the Direct Selection tool to select individual grouped items and apply transformations. Use the Type tool to click in grouped text frames and alter text.

To ungroup, select the group and choose Object, Ungroup.




Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
ISBN: 0789733676
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 426
Authors: Michael Smick

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