Chapter 6, Grouping and Merging Shapes

Chapter 6, Grouping and Merging Shapes

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You can group or merge component shapes to create shapes with complex geometry or to control the behavior of multiple shapes. The method you choose affects how you can work with the shapes that result, and might also affect performance.

This chapter describes the key differences between grouped and merged shapes, how to create groups, how to create merged shapes, and how to control the behavior of merged shapes and groups using ShapeSheet® formulas.

In this chapter…

Groups versus Merged Shapes

Creating and Controlling Groups

Controlling the Behavior of Groups

Protecting the Formatting of Shapes in Groups

Creating and Controlling Merged Shapes