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Visio - Connect Shapes

Use connectors to show the relationships between shapes in flowcharts, organization charts, and other diagrams.


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Automatically connect shapes

  1. Go to View, and make sure AutoConnect is selected.

  2. Point to a shape, and point to the arrow that indicates the direction of the next shape you want to add.

  3. Select the shape you want to add and connect.

Add a moveable connection to a shape

In a dynamic connection, when you move one of the connected shapes, the connector moves with it and may move to a different connection point on the shape.

  1. Select Home > Connector.

  2. Point to the center of a shape until you see a green outline around it.

  3. Draw a line to the center of the shape you want to connect to.
    You’ll see a green outline around the shape when the shapes are connected.

  4. Select Home > Pointer Tool to return to normal editing.

Add a fixed connection to a shape

In a point connection, the connector endpoint stays glued to the same connection point when you move a shape.

  1. Select Home > Connector.

  2. Point to a shape until you see the connection points around the edge.

  3. Select a connection point and draw a line to a connection point on the shape you want to connect to.
    The connector endpoints turn green when the shapes are connected.

  4. Select Home > Pointer Tool.

Move a connection point

  1. Select the connector endpoint you want to move.

  2. Drag it to the center of another shape to create a dynamic connection or to a different connection point to create a point connection.

Delete a connection point

  1. Select the shape with a connection point that you want to delete.

  2. Select Home > Connection Point.

  3. Select the connection point you want to delete.

  4. Press Del.

  5. Select Home > Pointer Tool.

Want more?

Add, move, or delete connection points

Add connectors between shapes

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:visio connect shapes flowcharts organization charts diagram office 365   Doc ID:79357
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:40 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 10:34 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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