Selecting Lots of Graphics

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 2, 2018)

If you have quite a few graphics on a page in Word, you may want to group them all together so they are treated as a single unit. You can select each of the individual graphic items by holding down the Shift key and clicking on each one, but there is a faster way.

All you need to do is click on the Select Objects tool on the Drawing toolbar. (The Select Objects tool is the one that looks like an arrow.) You can then click your mouse and drag it to define a rectangle that encloses all the objects you want selected. Anything within the rectangle is selected when you release the mouse button.

To turn off object selection, just press the Esc key.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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