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Changing the Size of a Group (Excel, PowerPoint, or Word)

If you group drawing objects, you can format, move, or resize all the members of the group with one command. To resize the members of a group:

  1. Click the group to select it.

  2. Drag one of the corner handles to resize the group.

All the members of the group grow larger or smaller, keeping their proportions relative to one another. To resize a group, keeping the proportions of the group intact:

  1. Click the group to select it.

  2. Hold down Shift and drag one of the corner handles toward the center of the group to make it smaller, or away from the center to make it larger.

Note that either way, any text in text boxes will remain at its original point size, and the depth of any 3-D effects you may have applied to any members of the group won't change.

(Posted 06/04/2000)