Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Moving and Positioning Objects
Roll your own: Drag the object’s rotation handle, the semicircle that
appears after you select it. Hold down the Shift key as you drag to rotate
the shape by 15-degree increments.
Choose a Rotate or Flip command: On the Format tab, click the Rotate
button and choose an option on the drop-down list (refer to Figure 4-17).
The Rotate commands rotate objects by 90 degrees; the Flip commands
flip objects over. The Rotate button is also found on the Page Layout tab
(in Word and Excel) and the Home tab (in PowerPoint). You may have to
click the Arrange button to see the Rotate button, depending on the size
of your screen.
Open the Format task pane or Layout dialog box: On the Rotate
dropdown list, choose More Rotation Options to open the Format task pane
or Layout dialog box. Enter a degree measurement in the Rotation
text box.
To rotate several objects simultaneously, Ctrl+click to select each object and
then give a rotation command.
Grouping objects to make working with them easier
Consider the clip-art image, shape, and text box in Figure 4-18. To move,
resize, or reshape these objects, I would have to laboriously move them one at
a time — that is, I would have to do that if it weren’t for the Group command.
Figure 4-18:
You can
resize, and
as though
they were
a single
The Group command assembles different objects into a single object to
make moving, resizing, and reshaping objects easier. With the Group
command, you select the objects that you want to “group” and then you wrap
them into a bundle so that they become easier to work with.
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