Ungroup shapes, pictures, and other objects in Word

To move a group but leave one shape or picture behind, or make extensive changes to one shape without changing the other shapes in the group, you should first ungroup the grouping of objects.

Ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects

  1. Select the group that you want to ungroup.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To ungroup pictures, go to Picture Format or Picture Tools Format > Group  Arrange button > Ungroup.

      Ungroup button

    • To ungroup shapes and objects, go to Shape format or Drawing Tools Format > Group  Arrange button > Ungroup.

      Shapes ungroup button

Ungroup shapes, pictures, or objects

  1. Select the group that you want to ungroup.

  2. To ungroup shapes, pictures or other objects, go to Picture Tools or Drawing Tools > Format > Arrange > Group  Button image , and then choose Ungroup.

    The Group list with Ungroup selected

    If you don't see Drawing Tools, Picture Tools, or Format tabs, make sure that you selected a group of shapes, pictures, or other objects. You might have to double-click the object to open the Format tab.

Ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects

  1. Select the group that has the object or objects that you want to separate from the others.

  2. Go to Shape Format > Picture Format > Arrange >Group, and then choose Ungroup.

    To dissolve a grouping, click Ungroup on the Shape Format tab or the Picture Format tab.

    If Group isn't visible on the ribbon, You might need to click Arrange to see Group on the Shape Format tab and on the Picture Format tab. , select Arrange to display it.

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