Illustrator – resize position but keep shape

I am looking for a simple way to resize the position of elements of a group of elements in one dimension, without resizing/distorting the individual elements.

I.e. I have a simple scatter graph (circles as points) and need to resize it in the y-domain. If i do the usual resizing, all circles will be resized in the y-domain as well.
I want to have a resized group, but “protect” some of the individual elements in the group from distortions. Is this possible?

Thank you for your kind help.

Answer

You can use Effect > Convert to Shape > Ellipse to change all of your squashed ovals to circles of arbitrary size.

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Source : Link , Question Author : behinger , Answer Author : Alex Blackwood

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