To create a group, follow these steps:
Drag several shapes onto your drawing document.
Select multiple shapes by holding the Shift key and clicking one shape at a time, or by dragging a marquee around the shapes you want to select.
From the Shape menu, select the Grouping command, and then Group. Figure 8.1 is an example of the Grouping Commands.
Your shapes are now considered one coherent group. Notice the sizing handles are now surrounding the entire group of shapes, instead of individual selections. You can now move and format these shapes the same. Figure 8.2 shows multiple shapes ...