Grouping objects


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Grouping objects

When you have two or more objects that need to stay together on your page, consider grouping them. For example, if I move this one icon over, I probably want all of them to move over, right? Well, to do that I need to group them. Let me undo this, Command+Z or Ctrl+Z on Windows, and I am going to select each of these other objects here by Shift+Clicking on them with the Selection tool. There we go. Now I have all of them selected, and I can group them by going to the Object menu and choosing Group. Groups actually act like a single individual object in InDesign, so I can drag one of them and they'll all move.

Here is another thing that I probably want to turn into a group. This whole title with this desaturated color behind it. But in this case, I want to point something out. That background color is on the background layer, while the type is all on the text layer. Unfortunately, when you group objects they all end up on the same layer. You cannot group objects up different layers, so...

Grouping objects
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Grouping objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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