Move, rotate, or group a picture, text box, or other object

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Word

Do any of the following:

ShowMove pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to move.
  3. Drag the object to where you want it.

 Tip   

  • To move an object up, down, or sideways in small increments, click the object, hold down OPTION , and then press an arrow key.
  • If you cannot move or group pictures, change the wrap text setting to any setting that is not In Line with Text. To do this, click the Format Picture tab, and then under Arrange, click Wrap Text, and then click the option that you want.

ShowRotate or flip pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

Rotate pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt in Word for Mac. Learn how to use the rotation handle, along with other options on the Format Picture tab.

 Note   To rotate text in Word for Mac, you must first place the text in a text box, and then rotate the text box.

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to rotate or flip, and then, depending on the kind of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.
  3. Under Arrange, click Rotate.

Word Arrange group

 Tip   To rotate an object to any degree, on the object, drag the rotation handle Rotation handle.

  1. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Rotate an object to the right Click Rotate Right 90
Rotate an object to the left Click Rotate Left 90
Flip an object up or down Click Flip Vertical
Flip an object left or right Click Flip Horizontal

ShowGroup pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

When you group objects, you are combining the objects together so that you can format, move, or copy them as a group.

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. Hold down SHIFT , click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to group together, and then, depending on the type of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.
  3. Under Arrange, click Group, and then click Group.

Word Arrange group

 Note   If you cannot move or group pictures, change the wrap text setting to any setting that is not In Line with Text. To do this, click the Format Picture tab, and then under Arrange, click Wrap Text, and then click the option that you want.

See also

Align objects

Resize an object

Insert a text box

Manipulate objects in layers

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

ShowMove pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

  1. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to move.

To select multiple objects, hold down SHIFT , and then click the objects that you want.

  1. Drag the object to where you want it.

 Tip   

  • To move an object up, down, or sideways in small increments, click the object, and then press an arrow key.
  • To constrain an object so that it moves only horizontally or vertically, hold down SHIFT as you drag the object.

ShowRotate or flip pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

Rotate pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt in PowerPoint for Mac. Learn how to use the rotation handle, along with other options on the Format Picture tab.

 Note   To rotate text in PowerPoint for Mac, you must first place the text in a text box, and then rotate the text box.

  1. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to rotate or flip, and then, depending on the kind of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.

 Tip   To select multiple objects, hold down SHIFT , and then click the objects that you want.

  1. Under Arrange, click Rotate.

Arrange group

 Tip   To rotate an object to any degree, on the object, drag the rotation handle Rotation handle.

  1. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Rotate an object to the right Click Rotate Right 90
Rotate an object to the left Click Rotate Left 90
Flip an object up or down Click Flip Vertical
Flip an object left or right Click Flip Horizontal

ShowGroup pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

When you group objects, you are combining the objects together so that you can format, move, or copy them as a group.

  1. Hold down SHIFT , click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to group together, and then, depending on the type of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.
  2. Under Arrange, click Group, and then click Group.

Arrange group

See also

Align objects

Resize an object

Insert a text box

Manipulate objects in layers

Excel

Do any of the following:

ShowMove pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

  1. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to move.

To select multiple objects, hold down SHIFT , and then click the objects that you want.

  1. Drag the object to where you want it.

 Tip   

  • To move an object up, down, or sideways in small increments, click the object, and then press an arrow key.
  • To constrain an object so that it moves only horizontally or vertically, hold down SHIFT as you drag the object.

ShowRotate or flip pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

Rotate pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt in Excel for Mac. Learn how to use the rotation handle, along with other options on the Format Picture tab.

 Note   To rotate text in Excel for Mac, you must first place the text in a text box, and then rotate the text box.

  1. Click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to rotate or flip, and then, depending on the kind of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.

 Tip   To select multiple objects, hold down SHIFT , and then click the objects that you want.

  1. Under Arrange, click Rotate.

Arrange group

 Tip   To rotate an object to any degree, on the object, drag the rotation handle Rotation handle.

  1. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Rotate an object to the right Click Rotate Right 90
Rotate an object to the left Click Rotate Left 90
Flip an object up or down Click Flip Vertical
Flip an object left or right Click Flip Horizontal

ShowGroup pictures, shapes, text boxes, or WordArt

When you group objects, you are combining the objects together so that you can format, move, or copy them as a group.

  1. Hold down SHIFT , click the object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.) that you want to group together, and then, depending on the type of object that you clicked, click the Format tab or the Format Picture tab.
  2. Under Arrange, click Group, and then click Group.

Arrange group

See also

Align objects

Resize an object

Insert a text box

 
 
Applies to:
Excel for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011