Group and Ungroup Objects

If you work with several objects and have to move them or apply shared formatting to them, you must select these objects every time. Apply formal grouping and you will be able to operate those objects quickly as a unit.

To group several objects, select all objects you want to group by pressing Ctrl or Shift and clicking every of these objects:

Selected objects in Word 2016

Then do one of the following:

  • On the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click the Group command:
    Arrange group in Word 2016
  • Right-click one of the objects and choose Group -> Group from the popup menu:
    Grouping popup in Word 2016

Word puts a single box around the objects instead of a separate box around each object:

grouped objects in Word 2016

To ungroup grouped objects, do one of the following:

  • On the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Ungroup:
    Arrange group in Word 2016
  • Right-click a grouped object, and then choose Group -> Ungroup from the popup menu:
    Grouping popup in Word 2016