I can't select an object or text on my Microsoft Office PowerPoint slide.
I can't group text boxes in my PowerPoint presentation.
There are four types of text you can add to a slide: placeholder (placeholders: Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide layouts. These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as charts, tables, and pictures.) text; text in an AutoShape (AutoShapes: A group of ready-made shapes that includes basic shapes, such as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts.); text in a text box (text box: A movable, resizable container for text or graphics. Use text boxes to position several blocks of text on a page or to give text a different orientation from other text in the document.); and WordArt (WordArt: Text objects you create with ready-made effects to which you can apply additional formatting options.) text.
You cannot apply the Group command to a selection that contains a placeholder.
For details about working with placeholders and text boxes in PowerPoint, see About adding text to a slide.
I can't group a selection that includes a table in my PowerPoint presentation
When your selection includes a table, the Group
command is unavailable. You can ungroup the table
the table to turn the individual cells into shapes and then use the Group
I can't select the objects I want to group in Microsoft Office Word.
I can't group inline objects in Word.