How to Select Multiple Objects in MS Word for Mac

By Andrew Tennyson

Applying changes to multiple objects simultaneously can be a big time saver if you do a lot of work in Microsoft Word. On a Mac computer, take advantage of the Command key to select multiple objects in Word 2013. Once you’ve selected your objects, consider grouping them together to streamline the editing process going forward.

Selecting Multiple Objects

The quickest way to select multiple objects in Word for Mac is with your mouse. Click the first object you want to select, hold down the “Command” key and select each additional object. If you want to select all available objects in your current Word document, press “Command-A.” You can also select all objects using the Edit menu. Click “Edit” on the main menu and choose “Select All.”

Grouping Objects

If you anticipate that certain objects will be selected together often, group them together to simplify the process. Select the objects you want to group, click the “Format” tab in the Drawing Tools group, click the “Group” button and select “Group.” From now on, selecting one of these objects selects them all.