If you converted your SmartArt graphic to individual shapes, it is not possible to convert them back to a SmartArt graphic or to regroup them. Select the group, and then click the item to select it. Office may display one or both of these tabs, depending on the types of objects that are currently selected in a page. If you do not see the Drawing Tools, Text Box Tools or Format tabs, make sure that you selected a shape or other object. Office dissolves the group, leaving the individual objects in their current location and selected. Here are some reasons why the Group button is grayed out and the things you can do to get it back.
Note: When you convert to shapes from a SmartArt graphic, each individual shape becomes a grouped shape. However, you can still format the shapes by using the options on the Drawing Tools tab instead. Note: If you converted a SmartArt graphic to individual shapes, it is not possible to convert them back to a SmartArt graphic or to regroup them. Make sure you have multiple shapes or pictures selected. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes, and then click New Drawing Canvas. Note: The Shape Format and Picture Format tabs are contextual, which means that they only appear on the ribbon when you have a shape or a picture selected. You can also add a caption to a picture in Office Word 2007 without using a text box.Next
If you do not see the Drawing Tools or Picture Tools tabs, make sure that you selected a shape, picture, or other object. In the above example, the blue square and the green circle can be grouped together. For more information about selecting pictures and text boxes, see. You can also change the attributes of all of the shapes in a group at one time, such as adding a , or. Important: After you convert your SmartArt graphic to individual shapes, it is not possible to convert them back to a SmartArt graphic. So for every shape in your SmartArt graphic, two shapes are grouped when you paste — one shape is for the text, and the other shape is for the geometry. After you make a group of objects, you can still work with an individual item in the group by selecting the group, and then clicking the item to select it.Next
By default, pictures have this setting, and you must change the setting to group a picture with other objects. Note that to group pictures in Word, the Wrap Text option must be set to something other than In line with Text for each picture you want to group. You might want to move a group but leave one shape or picture behind, or you might need to make extensive changes to one shape without changing the other shapes in the group. When you convert a SmartArt graphic, you cannot automatically layout shapes, and you lose the design and formatting tools available on the SmartArt Tools tabs, including the Layouts, Change Colors, and SmartArt Styles galleries. For more information about selecting pictures, see. In PowerPoint, the Group button may not be available if the shape, picture or object has been inserted into a placeholder or you are trying to group a placeholder, as placeholders cannot be grouped with other shapes, pictures, objects. For more information on converting them to shapes, see:.Next
To change the setting, Control + Click the picture or other object, point to Wrap Text, and then click a setting other than In Line with Text. Excel for Office 365 Word for Office 365 PowerPoint for Office 365 Excel for Office 365 for Mac Word for Office 365 for Mac PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac Excel 2019 Word 2019 PowerPoint 2019 Excel 2016 Excel 2019 for Mac PowerPoint 2019 for Mac Word 2019 for Mac Word 2016 PowerPoint 2016 Excel 2013 Word 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Excel 2010 Word 2010 PowerPoint 2010 Excel 2007 Word 2007 Outlook 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Excel 2016 for Mac PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Word 2016 for Mac You can group shapes, pictures, or other objects. To do this, you first dissolve, or ungroup, the grouping of objects. You might have to double-click the object to open the Format tab. To get the Group button back, move the shape, picture, or object to another location on your slide outside of the placeholder text, or remove the placeholder from the things you want to group.Next
Grouping lets you rotate, flip, move, or resize all shapes or objects at the same time as though they were a single shape or object. To change this option, right click each picture, click Wrap Text, and then pick anything but In line with Text. Right-click the pictures, choose Wrap Text and to anything but In line with Text for every single picture you want to group. If Group isn't visible on the ribbon, , click Arrange to display it. If text wrapping for an object is set to In Line with Text, you can't group it with other objects. To learn more about text wrapping, see. If text wrapping is set correctly for your selected objects, but the Group button remains unavailable to you,.
The Group button will not be available if any of these objects is selected. You can ungroup a group of shapes at any time and then regroup them later. . If the shape in your SmartArt graphic did not contain text, you may see a font or text size that is different from the other shapes when you enter text in the shape. You can now select the caption and change the text and the text formatting. If you do not see the Drawing Tools, Picture Tools, or Format tabs, make sure that you selected a group of shapes, pictures, or other objects.Next
For more information about selecting shapes, see. But the shapes cannot be grouped with the placeholder text. If you do not see the Picture Tools or Format tabs, make sure that you selected a picture or other object. . .Next