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How to Group in PowerPoint

How to Group Objects in PowerPoint

Flip and Rotate Objects

When you flip an object, you create a mirror image of it. PowerPoint allows you to flip an object horizontally or vertically. When you rotate an object, you turn it around its center. You can either rotate objects in 90-degree increments or use the rotation handle to freely rotate an object.

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Rotate Objects button in the Arrange group.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Rotate Right 90°
    • Rotate Left 90°
    • Flip Vertical
    • Flip Horizontal

    Click and drag the rotation handle of any selected object.

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Group and Ungroup Objects

  1. Select two or more objects.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Group Objects button in the Arrange group.
  4. Select Group.

    Select the objects that you want to group. Then, right-click one of the selected objects, click Group in the contextual menu, and select Group..

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    Now everything acts as one object and if you move or resize it, everything changes.

  5. Click Group Objects button.
  6. Select Ungroup.
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Bring Forward and Send Backward

By default, the first object that you insert on a slide is assigned to the bottom layer of the page. Each object that you insert thereafter is assigned one level above, and so on. The final object that you insert will appear on the topmost layer.

There are four layering commands in Microsoft PowerPoint:

  • Bring Forward: Brings the selected object up one layer.
  • Bring to Front: Places the selected object on the very top layer of the page. If stacked, all other objects will appear behind the selected object.
  • Send Backward: Sends the selected object down one layer.
  • Send to Back: Places the selected object on the very bottom layer of the page. If stacked, all other objects will appear in front of the selected object.
  1. Select the object you want to reorder.
  2. Click the Bring Forward or Send Backward list arrow.
  3. Select a reordering option.
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