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If a Microsoft Word 2010 or Word 2013 document contains multiple AutoShape objects that are near one another, you cannot use the mouse to draw a selection rectangle around the objects.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Insert a drawing canvas before you insert any objects
If you always want the drawing canvas to appear when you insert AutoShape objects, follow these steps:
Method 2: Add a button to the Quick Access ToolbarIf you do not want the drawing canvas to be created automatically, you can add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) to create the drawing canvas manually. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 3: Use the Ctrl key together with the mouse to select multiple AutoShape objects
Method 4: Use the Selection Pane
Method 5: In Word 2013, use Select Objects
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