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In MS Word, floating graphical objects such as these are considered to be on a different layer above the "page" where the text stays:

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However, to select these floating object I need to manually click them form the mouse. Is it possible to somehow go into the floating graphics layer so that I can select all graphics on that layer (on a current page) using keyboard shortcut such as ctrl+a?

If there is a vbscript that will select all floating graphics on a page for me, that would also be helpful.

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I don't have a keyboard shortcut but a workaround - zoom out the page so you can see all your objects, and then select Home > Editing > Select > Select Objects (i.e. Alt-H SL O). Then you can select all objects by selecting an area with the mouse.

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This is actually close enough to what I need. Thank you very much. By the way, is this option available in older versions of word? – user13267 Mar 12 '14 at 3:41
What version are you referring to? – Kenneth L Mar 12 '14 at 3:42
As far as I can remember, there is an icon that looks like ordinary cursor arrow, in the drawing toolbar of Word 2003. – Kenneth L Mar 12 '14 at 6:22

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