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Manipulate objects

You can resize, move, rotate and arrange autoshapes, images and charts inserted into your worksheet.

Resize objects

To change the autoshape/image/chart size, drag small squares Square icon situated on the object edges. To maintain the original proportions of the selected object while resizing, hold down the Shift key and drag one of the corner icons.

Note: to resize the inserted chart or image you can also use the right sidebar that will be activated once you select the necessary object. To open it, click the Chart settings Chart settings icon or the Image settings Image settings icon icon to the right.

Maintaining proportions

Move objects

To alter the autoshape/image/chart position, use the Arrow icon that appears after hovering your mouse cursor over the object. Drag the object to the necessary position without releasing the mouse button. To move the object by the one-pixel increments, hold down the Ctrl key and use the keybord arrows. To move the object strictly horizontally/vertically and prevent it from moving in a perpendicular direction, hold down the Shift key when dragging.

Rotate objects

To rotate the autoshape/image, hover the mouse cursor over the rotation handle Rotation Handle and drag it clockwise or counterclockwise. To constrain the rotation angle to 15 degree increments, hold down the Shift key while rotating.

Reshape autoshapes

When modifying some shapes, for example Figured arrows or Callouts, the yellow diamond-shaped Yellow diamond icon icon is also available. It allows to adjust some aspects of the shape, for example, the length of the head of an arrow.

Reshaping autoshape

Align objects

To align selected objects in relation to each other, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the objects with the mouse, then click the Align icon Align icon at the Layout tab of the top toolbar and select the necessary alignment type from the list:

  • Align Left Align Left icon - to align objects by the left side in relation to each other,
  • Align Center Align Center icon - to align objects by the center in relation to each other,
  • Align Right Align Right icon - to align objects by the right side in relation to each other,
  • Align Top Align Top icon - to align objects by the top side in relation to each other,
  • Align Middle Align Middle icon - to align objects by the middle in relation to each other,
  • Align Bottom Align Bottom icon - to align objects by the bottom side in relation to each other.

Group several objects

To manipulate several objects at once, you can group them. Hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the objects with the mouse, then click the arrow next to the Group icon Group icon at the Layout tab of the top toolbar and select the necessary option from the list:

  • Group Group icon - to join several objects into a group so that they can be simultaneously rotated, moved, resized, aligned, arranged, copied, pasted, formatted like a single object.
  • Ungroup Ungroup icon - to ungroup the selected group of the previously joined objects.

Alternatively, you can right-click the selected objects and choose the Group or Ungroup option from the contextual menu.

Group several objects

Arrange several objects

To arrange the selected object or several objects (e.g. to change their order when several objects overlap each other), you can use the Bring Forward icon Bring Forward and Send Backward icon Send Backward icons at the Layout tab of the top toolbar and select the necessary arrangement type from the list.

To move the selected object(s) forward, click the arrow next to the Bring Forward icon Bring Forward icon at the Layout tab of the top toolbar and select the necessary arrangement type from the list:

  • Bring To Foreground Bring To Foreground icon - to move the object(s) in front of all other objects,
  • Bring Forward Bring Forward icon - to move the selected object(s) by one level forward as related to other objects.

To move the selected object(s) backward, click the arrow next to the Send Backward icon Send Backward icon at the Layout tab of the top toolbar and select the necessary arrangement type from the list:

  • Send To Background Send To Background icon - to move the object(s) behind all other objects,
  • Send Backward Send Backward icon - to move the selected object(s) by one level backward as related to other objects.
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