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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.