Arranging Objects

In Word alignment, grouping, ordering, and rotating objects is possible. When using Word align text and order objects in various ways.

Grouping objects

At times, you may want to group multiple objects into one object so they will stay together if they are moved or resized. Often, this is easier than selecting all of the objects every time you want to move them. Shapes, clip art, and text boxes can be grouped together.

To group objects:

  1. Hold the Shift (or Ctrl) key and click the objects you want to group.
    Screenshot of Word 2013Selecting multiple objects
  2. From the Format tab, click the Group command and select Group.


    Screenshot of Word 2013Grouping objects
  3. The selected objects will now be grouped. There will be a single box with sizing handles around the entire group to show that they are one object. You can now move or resize all of the objects at once.


    Screenshot of Word 2013The grouped objects

If you want to edit or move one of the objects in the group, double-click to select the object. You can then edit it or move it to the desired location.

Screenshot of Word 2013Moving an object within a group

To ungroup objects:

  1. Select the grouped object you want to ungroup.
  2. From the Format tab, click the Group command and select Ungroup.


    Screenshot of Word 2013Ungrouping objects
  3. The objects will be ungrouped.


    Screenshot of Word 2013The ungrouped objects