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 2003

Then do one of the following:

  • On the Drawing toolbar, select Draw -> Group command:
    Group in Word 2003
  • Right-click one of the objects and choose Grouping -> Group from the popup menu:
    popup

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

grouped objects in Word 2003

To ungroup grouped objects, do one of the following:

  • On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw -> Ungroup:
    Ungroup in Word 2003
  • Right-click a grouped object, and then choose Grouping -> Ungroup from the popup menu:
    popup

To regroup objects, do one of the following:

  • On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw -> Regroup.
  • Right-click a grouped objects, and then choose Grouping -> Regroup from the popup menu.