Page 19 of 25PREVNEXT

Shapes II: Expertly position, stack, and group shapes

Shapes selected, Group command, resulting group

Select the shapes and click Group.

The first step in grouping shapes is to select the shapes. You can do this by holding down the SHIFT key while you click them, or by dragging a selection net around them.

When you've got the shapes selected, on the Shape menu you click Grouping and then click Group. That's it: the shapes are now grouped.

You can do anything to a group of shapes that you can do to a shape: resize it, rotate it, align it with others, and so on. Visio treats a group as one big 2-D shape.

Tip     The shortcut key for grouping is CTRL+SHIFT+G. (Think "G for Group.")

Page 19 of 25PREVNEXT