Unfortunately not. What you can try is to make a movie clip from your
combined items and then use this in your main animation. If you need
to edit the text then you simply change the text in the clip and all
of the instances of the clip in the movie will get updated.
Select all of the items you want to group and group them (Items/
In the properties panel make a note of the combined size of the group
Ungroup all of the items again
Select the items again (the selection is lost for some reason) and
In the library panel click on the small ‘new movie clip’ icon in
the top right of the panel
When prompted give the movie clip a suitable name and the
dimensions you noted from step 2
Paste and position the group in the new movie clip window
Drag the movie clip to the main animation window
Now when you want to edit the text for the movie clip you can edit the
clip rather than the grouped item. The other benefit is that a clip
acts like a self contained group that can be used again and again in
an animation. This is a great way to have an item animate (for
example) constantly while the rest of the animation is halted.
On 25 Oct 2010, at 13:09, Lorenz wrote:
Is it possible to edit text within a group without having to ungroup?
I have an effect on the group and want to change the text in the
deleting the effect.
In other programs you typically you can select items in a group by
double clicking or
shift clicking but I didn’t find a working shortcut for easy web