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Shapes I: Introductory basics you can't live without

Door shape swinging open and touching chair and table shapes

If you drag a control handle on a door shape, you can open and close the door. Here that lets you see the furniture is too close to the door.

All shapes in Visio are either 1-D or 2-D, depending on how they behave. However, some shapes have more behavior that is unique to them, and that does not depend on whether they are 1-D or 2-D. This makes these shapes especially handy.

For example, some shapes have yellow control handles Control handle image - yellow diamond that let you interact with them. In this illustration, the door shape has a control handle that lets you swing the door open and closed. Will it clear the table nearby? It appears not. Better find a smaller table or make other adjustments to the furniture so that this problem doesn't occur in the real world.

Control handles aren't the only sign that a shape has special interactive behavior. Some special behaviors can be found by right-clicking a shape.

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