What is Grouping?
Objects in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) can be grouped together to perform as a singular object. This includes; images, textboxes, shapes and SmartArt.
Once grouped, the layout of each object relative to one another will stay the same even if you move or re-size the group. This allows you to move grouped objects around a document, slide or a spreadsheet without the objects separating or having to be re-sized independently.
This feature is available in the different apps of Microsoft office, but only in the desktop versions. The mobile variant of this feature is unavailable currently.
Word, Power Point, Excel App (Desktop App)
- Place your objects in the arrangement you wish to lock in place. Then If using Word, make sure each object's 'Text Wrapping' is set to "Tight" :
- Left-click an object to select it, then hold the Ctrl key, and left-click the required objects to select them all:
- With all required selected, in the picture/shape format tools, select "group". Once the objects are grouped you can resize or move them as one: