Group Objects

Group Objects

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Group Objects in Flash



Grouping objects can be a real time saver if you have several objects that will be moved, rotated, skewed or scaled as a single unit. Grouping is also used to "connect" several objects that will stay together on the stage.


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

Duplicate the rectangle two times by choosing Edit > Duplicate (Cmd/d (PC-Ctrl/d)).

Step Three

Using the Selection tool (v key), rearrange the rectangles.

Step Four

Marquee select all three rectangles and choose Edit > Group (Cmd/g (PC-Ctrl/g)).

Grouping with Movie or Graphic Symbols

Another way to group several objects is to select the objects the press F8. This converts the selection into a Movie Symbol or Graphic Symbol.


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