# Don’t group Figures in Word

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One of my ongoing annoyances with Microsoft Word is its inability to handle figures in a consistent way. The last quirk I discovered is the following: if you group a figure with a textbox — something often done for creating captions — the print quality of the figure decreases! PDFs are not handled correctly either for some unknown reason. In this document I put four times the same figure: twice as PDF, twice as TIFF on 300 dpi. One of the PDFs and one of the TIFFs is grouped with a textbox, and one isn’t. Just print the document and see the effect of grouping for yourself.**macsci**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

To make it even more interesting, you can group figures with textboxes, move them around, and as long as you ungroup the figure/textbox before you print (to pdf) the quality is fine.

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