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Protect Shape

This feature allows you to lock the selected shape to protect it from being changed in certain ways. For example, a lock on a selection handle means to prevent the user from resizing a shape by using the selection handle.

Width: Lock the selected shape's width to prevent resizing. To lock a 1-D shape against rotation, you must lock its width.

Height: Lock the selected shape's height to prevent resizing.

Aspect Ratio: Lock the ratio between the height and width of a shape so that its proportions won't change when you resize it.

X Position: Lock the x (horizontal) position of a shape so that it cannot be moved.

Y Position: Lock the y (vertical) position of a shape so that it cannot be moved.

Rotation: Lock a shape so that you cannot rotate it by using the Rotation tool. You can still rotate a 1-D shape by dragging its endpoints. To lock a 1-D shape against rotation, you must lock its width.

Begin Point: Locks the begin point of a 1-D shape to a specific location so that it cannot be moved.

End Point: Lock the end point of a 1-D shape to a specific location so that it cannot be moved.

Ungroup: Lock a shape so that you cannot ungroup it through the Group tool.

Edit Text: Lock the text in the shape so that it cannot be edited.

Selection: Lock the shape so it cannot be selected. To cancel the protection from selection, right-click the shape in the page, and then click Cancel Protect from Selection.

Deletion: Lock the shape so that it cannot be deleted.

Connection: Lock the shape so that it cannot be connected.

Format: Lock the formatting (line, fill, text, shadow, corner rounding, transparency) in the shape so that it cannot be edited.

Group Formatting: Lock the formatting (color, fill, line, and shadow) of sub-shapes so that they won't change if the grouped shape is formatted. You can still select and format a sub-shape individually.

Group Fill: Lock fill of sub-shapes so that they don't change when fill of grouped shapes are changed.

Theme: Lock the shape so that it does not change if a color theme is applied.