How to Group Two Pictures in Word 2007

By Aaron Wein

Microsoft Word 2007 launched with a new user interface (UI), which was the first such change in the program in 10 years. This has caused confusion over relatively simple tasks, such as grouping pictures, for people unfamiliar with the new UI. However, once you get acclimated to the ribbon-style interface, Word 2007 is as user-friendly as previous programs.

Step 1

Enable text wrapping by holding the "Ctrl" key and clicking on both pictures. Right-click either photo and select “Text-wrapping.” Click on “Square” to finish text wrap. This make the text wrap around the photos instead of falling out of view behind them.

Step 2

Click on the “Insert” tab, click on “Shapes” and then select “New Drawing Canvas.” This creates a new drawing canvas where you can place your pictures and group them.

Step 3

Drag the two photos into the drawing canvas.

Step 4

Hold the "Ctrl" key and click once on each photo. This will highlight both photos so they can be grouped.

Step 5

Click on the “Format” tab and click on “Group” and then select “Group” from the drop-down menu. The two pictures are now grouped.

Step 6

Click and drag the photos off of the drawing canvas. Click on the drawing canvas and press the "Delete" key.