How to Group and Ungroup Your PowerPoint Map

In this video I’m going to talk about grouping and ungrouping, one of our PowerPoint editable world of 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 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.