Using Graphic Groups
Graphic groups are a quick method for grouping elements. Without "breaking up" the grouping, you can add, remove, or manipulate individual member elements. Whether your actions change the whole graphic group or only part of it depends upon whether you turn the Graphic Group Lock on or off. With Graphic Group Lock "on", all elements in the graphic group are manipulated. With Graphic Group Lock "off" only the selected element is manipulated. For greater flexibility still, you can create named groups, which let you give a name to each grouping of elements.
You can use the Groups tools for creating a graphic group and adding and removing elements to or from a graphic group.