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How to select multiple shapes or objects in word?

How can you quickly select multiple shapes or objects in Word? This article will show you the following tricky things to select shapes or object quickly in your document.

Select multiple shapes or objects with Select feature

Quickly select all shapes in current document with Kutools for Word


Quickly select all shapes in current document with Kutools for Word:

The select Shapes utility of Kutools for Word can help you selecting all shapes in current document at the same time with single click. See screenshot:

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Select multiple shapes or objects with Select feature

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Select multiple adjacent shapes or objects at once:

1. Click Select > Select Objects under Home tab. See screenshot:

2. Draw a box over the shapes or objects to select them all at once. See screenshot:

Note: press the Esc key can release the selection.

Select multiple non-adjacent shapes or objects at once:

1. Click Select > Selection Pane under Home tab. See screenshot:

2. Then the Selection pane is display on the right side of document, and all objects are listed out. Please hold down the Ctrl key, click on the object name one by one to select them at once. See screenshot:


Quickly select all shapes in current document with Kutools for Word

If you want to select all shapes at once time in current document, the select Shapes utility of Kutools for Word will do you a good favor. Please do as follows.

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Just click Kutools > Shapes. See screenshot:

Then all shapes in current document are selected immediately.


Tip: If there are multiple embedded object such as Word object, Viso object and so on in your document, and you want to select them all at the same time, you can apply the Select Enbed Object paragraphs utility of Kutools for Word to acheive it. Please click Kutools > Paragraphs > Select Enbed Object paragraphs. See screenshot:

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    Ling · 3 years ago
    Not 'SHIFT or CTRL', but 'SHIFT and CTRL', to select multiple shapes or objects.
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    Clem · 4 years ago
    Does not work in word 2010. Holding shift/ctrl does not work.
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    Klarkov · 4 years ago
    the latest version of word is many steps backwards in terms of user friendliness..
    utterly useless

    the guys who designed it need firing
    the guys that agreed to put this out to market were even more stupid