To Merge shapes, take the following steps
  • Press and hold the Shift key to select the shapes you want to merge while selecting the shapes.

Note- In case you don’t pick any of the shapes in the previous step, then the option of Merge Shapes will be greyed out.

  • Select Merge Shapes in the Insert Shapes group on the Drawing Tools Format tab Now you can pick the desired option.
To Merge Texts Boxes,
  • Select the object tool () from the tool bar
  • Select the text boxes which you want to merge
  • Choose the Text> text Box> Vertically Merge all the text boxes which you want to join.
BY Best Interview Question ON 05 Apr 2019