Move a set of objects

You can move a combination of text boxes (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.), drawing objects (drawing object: Any graphic you draw or insert, which can be changed and enhanced. Drawing objects include AutoShapes, curves, lines, and WordArt.), and images (including clip art) all at once.

To move a set of objects:

  1. Select one of the objects to be moved:
    • If the object is an image in a text box, click the image, press HOME to make the border of the text box visible, and then click it.
    • If the object is a drawing object or a text box containing text, click it.
  2. Hold down SHIFT, and then click each additional object.
  3. Place the pointer over one of the selected objects so that the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow Four-headed arrow, and then drag the objects to their new location. Alternatively, if you only want to nudge the objects in small increments once they're selected, press the arrow keys.

 Note   To nudge in even smaller increments, zoom in on the document by clicking the arrow next to the Zoom box Zoom on the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), clicking the zoom setting you want, and then pressing the arrow keys.

Applies to:
Word 2003