There are occasions when you want to perform a given action on several objects in your Word document at the same time. The simplest way to do this is to select all of the objects together first and then perform the required action.
To select a second (and subsequent) object without deselecting the object(s) already selected you simply hold down the shift key while you click on the objects that you wish to add to the selection. Once all of the required objects are selected you can then perform the required action and it will be applied to all of the selected objects.
This is as far as you need go when you only want to perform one action on the selection but there may be times when you will want to apply a series of actions against a given group of objects. To make it easier in this case we can group the selected objects together so that future actions will treat all of the selected objects as a single selection. To do this right click on any of the selected objects to bring up the context menu and then select Group from the Grouping menu.
If at a later time you no longer want all of the objects grouped together you can right click on any object within the group and select Ungroup from the Grouping menu.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.