Selecting and resizing graphical objects





To manipulate a graphical object, you have to select it.

You can use the following selection methods: direct selection or using the graphical object selection mode.

For direct selection, click an object. If it is a rectangle, ellipse, or text, eight small square markers appear around it: four in the middle of each border side and four in the corners.

To resize a graphical object, drag the markers.

To resize an object proportionally, hold down Shift and drag any of its markers.

You can also resize graphical objects using arrow keys while holding down Shift.

When you select a line, markers appear only at the beginning and end of the line. When you drag a line while holding down Shift, this only changes the line length, without changing its angle.

To select multiple graphical objects, click them while holding down Shift.

To clear object selection, click any empty area of the spreadsheet document.

For graphical object selection mode, on the main menu, point to Table, point to Pictures, and click Select Drawing Objects. The menu command becomes checked. Then draw a rectangle with the mouse. This selects all graphical objects in this rectangular area.

To turn graphical object selection mode off, on the main menu, point to Table, point to Pictures, and click Select Drawing Objects.


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