When I’m going to write a complex flow I usually start with a plan, which helps with organizing elements on the screen. Despite the best made plans, however, elements always have to be moved around…if not for logic-sake, just for the sake of creating a visually appealing screen.
In the early days of writing flows that meant that I would grab an element and move it into place. Then grab the next element and move it into place. Then grab the next element….
It was a long and arduous process to say the least!
Then one day I made a happy mistake. I accidentally clicked the mouse while dragging it, and discovered that several elements had been selected. Then, much to my surprise and delight, all the elements moved at once! Happy dance!
Moving Multiple Elements all at Once
You can move a block of elements all at once by using your mouse to select the block. To do this, click and hold the left mouse button. Drag the mouse until the elements you want to move are encompassed (a blue rectangle appears that shows you the area you have selected). When you release the left mouse button all the elements that were completely encompassed by the region you defined will be outlined in green.
Now place your cursor over any of the green-outlined elements, click and hold the left mouse button and drag the grouping to wherever you want it.
Links to Other Flow Organization Tips:
- Grouping Flow Elements
- Labeling Flow Areas
- Moving Multiple Elements
- Reducing Number of Long Arrows
- Using Multiple Assignments