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How to Group Objects in Microsoft Word Documents

Updated April 17, 2017

One of the many benefits of using Microsoft Word is that you can incorporate many types of objects along with text, in your documents, such as clip art, digital photos, charts and shapes. Word also provides the tools for you to group these types of objects. When you group two or more pictures or similar items in a Word document, the application then recognises them as one single object, allowing you to move, resize and reposition them as one.

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  1. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while you click on each object that you want to group in the Word document. This selects the objects.

  2. Go to the "Drawing" toolbar. If you do not see this toolbar, go to the "View" menu, point to "Toolbars" and select "Drawing."

  3. Click "Draw" and select "Group."

  4. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while you click on each object that you want to group in the Word document. This selects the objects.

  5. Go to the "Format Tab" under "Drawing Tools," if you are grouping only objects without text, or the "Format Tab" under "Text Box Tools," if you are grouping objects with text.

  6. Click the "Group" button in the "Arrange" section, and then select "Group" from the drop-down menu.

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Things You'll Need

  • Word 2003, 2007 or 2010

About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

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