Group selected ink strokes in a drawing in OneNote for Windows 10

Applies to: OneNote for Windows 10.

In OneNote for Windows 10, you can merge numerous chosen ink strokes into a single object. This is helpful when you want to move several ink strokes around on a page, when you want to copy and paste a detailed selection, or when you want to edit several ink strokes’ dimensions proportionally.

Do the following:

  1. Open the page with a drawing whose ink strokes you want to join.

Tip: To create a new drawing, see Write notes and draw in OneNote.

  1. On the Draw tab, press or tap the Lasso Select tool on the far left of the ribbon.
  1. Drag a selection around the specific first ink stroke you intend to include.
  1. When the first ink stroke is chosen, hold the Ctrl key, and then drag a new lasso selection around another ink stroke on the page.
  1. When every sought ink stroke have been integrated into a single selection, right-click the selection, and then select or tap Group on the menu that appears.


  • To separate a grouped range of ink strokes, right-click the grouped ink strokes, and then press or select Ungroup on the menu that appears.
  • Grouping a selection that already contains another group of ink strokes will combine the two groups into one.
  • If preferred, you can utilise keyboard shortcuts to group or ungroup a selection. Press Ctrl+W to merge selected ink strokes, or press Ctrl+H to separate them.

See Also

Select all nearby ink strokes in a drawing in OneNote for Windows 10

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