Group shapes, pictures, or other objects in Word

You can group shapes, pictures, or other objects. Grouping lets you rotate, flip, move, or resize multiple shapes or objects as though they're a single shape or object.

Group shapes, pictures, or other objects

  1. Press and hold CTRL and select shapes, pictures, or other objects to group.

    The Wrap Text option for each object must be other than In line with Text. For more info, see Wrap Text.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Go to Picture Format or Picture Tools Format > Group > Group.

    • Go to Shape Format or Drawing Tools Format > Group > Group.

    Group button under Picture Format

    To still work with an individual item in the group, select the group, and then select the item.

    The Group button is enabled for two or more selected objects.

Group shapes, pictures, or objects

  1. Press and hold CTRL while you select the shapes, pictures, or objects that you want to group.

    The Wrap Text option for each object must be other than In line with Text. For more info, see Wrap Text.

  2. Go to Drawing Tools or Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, select Group  Button image , and then select Group.

    Drawing tools Group Group buttons

    To work with an individual item in the group, select the group, and then select the item.

Group shapes, pictures, or other objects

  1. Press and hold command while selecting the shapes, pictures, or other objects to group.

    The Wrap Text option for each object must be other than In line with Text. For more info, see Wrap Text.

  2. Go to Shape Format or Picture Format, and then select Group  You might need to click Arrange to see Group on the Shape Format tab and on the Picture Format tab. > Group.

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

To work with an individual item in the group, select the group, and then select the item.

If the Group button is unavailable, verify that you have more than one object selected.

See also

For more info selecting shapes or pictures, see Select a shape or other object in Word.

SVG icons must converted to shapes before grouping. For more info, see Convert an SVG image to an Office shape.

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