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Old 07-29-2020, 06:00 AM
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Hi all,



I have a photo in my Word document and I have placed a shape (an arrow) on the photo to highlight a particular part of it. If I want to move the photo to another part of the page (or another part of the document) the arrow is left behind and I have to move it separately. How can I lock the shape onto the photo so that they both move together? Similarly, if I insert a caption onto a photo how can I ensure that the photo and its caption move together?

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Old 07-29-2020, 07:27 AM
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Select both and group them. Grouping should be in a right-click menu as well as in the contextual Ribbon tab. It may be under "Arrange."

If the photo and caption are "in-line-with-text" then have the paragraph formatting of the paragraph containing the photo set for keep with next if the caption is below the photo. Moving a Figure and Its Caption by Charles Kenyon
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Thanks for the reply. However...


With my jpeg image and a shape (the arrow) I cannot select both. If I click on one then Control-Click the other, the first one becomes unselected. The Group option is grayed out, presumably because there is only one object selected.


When I tried with two jpegs, I was able to select both, but the Group option remains grayed out.


Any suggestions, please. I am using Word 365.

(I haven't tried the caption part yet.)


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Get your items in the same document/drawing level, perhaps using the Drawing Canvas. Are your arrows Word shapes? If not, try Word shapes.

Note, I'm a lawyer and do not work with all that many images on a regular basis. I have successfully grouped shapes and pictures.

If you want, post a sample document with the problem after removing any confidential or proprietary information. How to attach a screenshot or file in this forum.
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Thanks again.


The Drawing Canvas method worked fine.


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