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Edraw Support Center

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Lock & Unlock Shape

To lock or protect a shape, you can:

  1. Select the shape;
  2. Go to Layout tab and click Lock, or click Protect button protect button on the ribbon;
  3. lock and unlock button
  4. Select the desired options:
  5. protect feature menu
    • Click Width to lock width of shapes and for 1-D shapes like lines, it also locks them against rotation.
    • Click Height to lock height of shapes and it’s invalid for 1-D shapes.
    • Click Aspect Ratio to lock the proportional relationship between width and height.
    • Click X Position to lock horizontal positions of shapes against movement.
    • Click Y Position to lock vertical positions of shapes against movement.
    • Click Rotation to lock shapes against rotation. You can still rotate 1-D shapes by dragging its endpoints and you must lock its width for preventing rotation.
    • Click Begin Point to lock begin points of 1-D shapes to specific locations.
    • Click End Point to lock endpoints of 1-D shapes to specific locations.
    • Click Ungroup to lock grouped shapes against being ungrouped through Group tools.
    • Click Edit Text to lock shapes against being edited text on them.
    • Click From Selection to lock shapes against being selected.
    • Click From Deletion to lock shapes against being deleted.
    • Click From Connector to lock shapes against being connected.
    • Click Format to lock formats of shapes against being changed.
    • Click From Group Formatting to lock formats of shapes against being changed when changing group formats.
    • Click From Group Fill to lock fill of shapes against being changed when changing group fill.
    • Click From Theme to lock shapes against being changed its existing themes.
    • Click From Snapping to Outline to lock the connector outlines against showing up.

To unlock a shape, you can:

  1. Select the shape;
  2. Go to Layout tab and click Lock, or click Protect button on the ribbon;
  3. Find the options that have checkmarks, click them to cancel the checkmarks so that the you can unlock the shape with corresponding features.
  4. In the meanwhile, you can click Unlock button on Layout tab or press Ctrl + Shift + Y to unlock all the locked features of the shape.