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Grouping text boxes together

New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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How do I group a bunch of text boxes together? so that I can move them around and resize them as one?

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New Here , Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018

I just found a workaround... for some reason Illustrator doesn't give you the option to group text objects by right clicking and pressing group, but I found that it does allow you to group text by using the Group object hotkey (ctrl/cmd+g). Hope that helps!

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Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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If you're referring to what you see when using the Edit Text & Images tool, the answer is no.

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Jan 29, 2018 Jan 29, 2018

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I just found a workaround... for some reason Illustrator doesn't give you the option to group text objects by right clicking and pressing group, but I found that it does allow you to group text by using the Group object hotkey (ctrl/cmd+g). Hope that helps!

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2018 Feb 06, 2018

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Perfect answer!  Thanks!

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2020 Jun 27, 2020

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Nothing happens when I press this hotkey can you give an example on how you did this? I'm really struggling. Thanks!

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Feb 07, 2024 Feb 07, 2024

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Command+G on Mac

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Explorer ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Thank you so much!

 

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Thank you so much, this is the exact answer I was looking for. I thought I was going crazy lol. 

Side note, how dumb is that? Come on Adobe lol.....

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Works Great.  Thanks!

If your wondering about the solution on Windows, (ctrl+g).  It's that simple.

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New Here ,
Jun 20, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

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Thanks worked for me. This has been a nuisance for quite sometime. Please fix it adobe!

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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This option is no longer available on the context menu. Any other suggestions? I found it to be hit miss. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Usually when there is a shape involved in addition to the text.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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Yep... Adding a shape makes it "Groupable" 🙂

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