CAN I? - Add content -into- a Group?

Mar 15, 2022

So I'm playing with the Company History Carousel Download. And all the main (main picture/text/bkgd) content live in one Group (and then the whole group moves along a horizontal motion path).

I'm trying to add content into the group. For example (a hexagon, text box, bbb logo) for one of the "dates".

The new content needs to go into the group

I realize I can UNgroup everything and re-select everything and create a New Group? But is that the only option? I can totally DO that. I was just wondering if there was an easier way? (If not that's okay).

Thanks y'all!


2 Replies
Alison  L.

Okay okay. Doing the UnGroup/Group again thing isn't as painful as I thought it would be.  If you move the layers (remember, you select its bar within the timeline) just above the group. 

Then you can select your item(s) , Arrange -> Ungroup and then Arrange -> Ungroup

Note If you select your item (now just above the timeline), and Shift-click/CTRL-click the Group, and you just Arrange -> Group, your item and the Group will get added together into a totally new group (which doesn't work, because then that group's name get changed and breaks your animation)

THAT BEING SAID... I'd still like to know if it's possible or not possible to move a content item into a group. I'm thinking... NOT?



Tom Kuhlmann

You can't add a new object to the new group. In this example, if you have a group that is animated and want to add content the group, I'd do this:

  • duplicate the group
  • do your ungrouping/grouping with one of the groups
  • then you can use the animation painter to apply the animation to the new group
  • delete the duplicate group