Drawing Tools Greyed Out In Word For Mac 2016



If a Microsoft Word 2010 or later document contains multiple AutoShape objects that are near one another, you cannot use the mouse to draw a selection rectangle around the objects.

Drawing Tools Greyed Out In Word For Mac 2016

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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:

  1. On the File Menu, click Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Editing options, click to select the Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting AutoShapes check box.
  4. Click OK.

Method 2: Add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar

If 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:

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  1. On the Quick Access Toolbar drop-down menu, click More Commands.
  2. Click the drop-down menu under Choose commands from, and then click Commands Not in the Ribbon.
  3. Scroll through the list, click to select Insert Drawing, then click Add.
  4. Click OK.

The Insert Drawing command is now added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Method 3: Use the Ctrl key together with the mouse to select multiple AutoShape objects

  1. Click an AutoShape object.
  2. Press the Ctrl key.
  3. Click other AutoShape objects while you continue to press the Ctrl key.

Method 4: Use the Selection Pane

  1. Click an AutoShape object in your document.
  2. On the Drawing Tools menu, click Format.
  3. On the Arrange group, click Selection Pane.

The Selection Pane appears. The Selection Pane lets you select multiple AutoShape objects by using the steps in Method 3.

Method 5: In Word 2016 and Word 2013, use Select Objects

  1. On the Home tab, click Select and then click Select Objects.
  2. Use the mouse to draw a selection rectangle around the shapes.