A connector does not move when you move a shape in Microsoft Word


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Consider the following scenario:

  • In a Microsoft Word document, you insert several shapes.
  • You insert a connector to link two of the shapes.
  • You select one of the shapes, and you move the shape to a different location.

In this scenario, the connector does not move with the shape.


This behavior occurs because the connector is not connected to the shape.


To resolve this behavior, insert the shapes and connector in a new drawing canvas. When the shapes and connector are inserted in a new drawing canvas, the connector is connected to the shape. And, the connector remains connected to the shape when you move the shape.

To insert a new drawing canvas, on the Insert tab, click Shapes in the Illustrations group, and then click New Drawing Canvas. Then, insert the shapes and connector that you want.

More Information

For more information about how to draw shapes and connectors, visit the following Microsoft website: Draw or delete a line or connector