Manipulating objects (shape and text)

Select Object(s)

To select image object on the canvas, click with a mouse near it. A dashed rectangle will appear showing that this object is selected. To select several objects hold CTRL-key while selecting them with a mouse. You can also click on the canvas and drag mouse to select rectangular area. All objects in this area will become selected. Double-clicking an object will select it and display it's main style window. As a shortcut you can right click the mouse to display a popup menu with the most usable opearations for these objects.
Now you can edit selected objects from the Edit toolbar menu and apply new shapes or styles (see the Shapes Library and Styles Library help topics)

Position, Size and Rotation

After you select one or several objects, drag them with a mouse to move it.
To scale selected objects click the Scale menu item on the Edit toolbar menu and drag the scale slider. If you wish to scale (up or down) more than the slider allows, release it and repeat scale operation
Rotation is the same as scale except that you also can rotate around 2 other axes (this will become a flip operation if you rotate it horizontally or vertically to 180 degrees)

Group and Ungroup

If you select more than one object you can unite them in a group. This will allow easier manipulation of objects, you can also apply style or shape to a group of objects, in this case each object in the group will be replaced with a style or shape you choose.
Ungrouping objects is a reverse operation. If the object(s) you select can be ungrouped then Compose / Ungroup menu item of the Edit toolbar menu will be clickable, if this menu item is grayed-out then selected item(s) is simple shape or text, which couldn't be farther decomposed.
Please note that Jeta allows nested groups. For example some complex templates in the template library has several nested groups and if you whish to ungroup it to simple shapes, you will have to apply ungroup command several times.

Z-Order of objects (back to front)

You can change how objects (this can be simple shapes, text, or groups) overlap each other, by changing it's Z-order. The object which is in the front of Z-order will overlap object which is on the background.
To change object(s) order select object or several objects (see Selecting Object(s) help topic), then click Compose / Bring to Front menu item of Edit toolbar menu. This will move selected object(s) to the front (object(s) will overlap all other underlying objects). To move object(s) to the background - select it, then click Compose / Send to Back menu item.
It is also possible to move object's Z-order only one level up or down (Compose / Send Closer and Compose / Send Farther menu items).

Remove and Duplicate object(s)

Select an object then click Compose / Remove or Compose / Duplicate menu item of Edit toolbar menu, this will respectively delete or create a copy of object. You can remove/duplicate single shapes or text objects as well as several objects at once.