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How to Use Group and UnGroup when Customizing Your PowerPoint Map

In this video, I’m going to talk about grouping and ungrouping, one of our PowerPoint editable World of Maps clip art maps.

Our maps are easy to customize for your sales, marketing, or educational presentations or projects. Every object in one of our maps is an independent individual object that can be customized. The techniques shown here also work with Google Slides and Apple Keynote.

Grouping and Ungrouping

Why do we group our maps? Grouping keeps everything together. It locks it all up. It makes it much easier to move a map around, resize it, change it, copy and paste it without worrying about pieces, coming loose.

  • Let’s use our Australia map with Administrative Districts. Select all the elements. Remember, we can either drag around them to select them with the mouse pointer. Or hold the Shift Key and click all the elements with your pointer
  • If you are on a PC, right-click on the selected elements with your mouse. If you’re on a Mac, hold down the Control Key on your keyboard and click on the map with your pointer. Select Group in the Pop-Up Menu
  • Even though the map is grouped, you can still change individual objects by clicking on them twice with the mouse. The first time selects the whole object. The next time selects the piece that you’re on. Now that the map is grouped we can easily resize it, add color to the entire map or copy and paste it into a new presentation.
Our maps work with all versions of PowerPoint. Some of the tools may be in different locations depending on which version of PowerPoint you have. But generally your customizing tools will be located in the Ribbon area at the top of the slide or in the upper right hand corner. Most of these instructions will also apply to Google Slides and Apple Keynote. 
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