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Get to know Visio

This animation shows you how to connect shapes.

Connecting shapes is one of the hallmark strengths of Visio. Like adding text, connecting shapes can be done in a couple of ways. But for this basic course we'll show you the simplest way.

When you want to connect shapes, you switch from the Pointer Tool Button image to the Connector Tool Button image on the Standard toolbar. Then you draw a line from one connection point Connection point image - blue X to another. When you're done connecting the shapes, you switch back to the Pointer Tool Button image.

Click Play to see how to connect shapes.

Remember    The value of connectors is that they reroute, bending automatically, when you move one of the connected shapes. It's as though the road to your house followed you whenever you changed your address.

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