Demo: Basic steps for working with Visio shapes

Shapes make up any Visio diagram, whether it's a flow chart, org chart, road map, project calendar, or office layout. The short demos in this article show you the basic steps for manipulating shapes.

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Add text to a shape

Add text to Visio drawing

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Add text to a shape in two easy steps.

How to do it (text version):

Copy a shape

Copy shapes in Visio

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Copy one shape or multiple shapes.

How to do it (text version):

Edit text in a shape

Edit text in Visio

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Edit existing text in a shape and format it.

Format a shape

Format shapes in Visio

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Change a shape's formatting by choosing options on the Format toolbar.

How to do it (text version):

Group shapes

Group shapes in Visio

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You can create a group of shapes to make them easier to work with.

How to do it (text version):

Insert and format a picture

Add a picture in Visio

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Insert a picture from a file and move, resize, crop, and format it.

Move shapes

Moves shapes in Visio

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Learn several ways to move a shape and to center shapes in relation to each other.

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Resize a shape

Resize shapes in Visio

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See how to resize a shape and view and change its dimensions.

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Rotate a shape

Rotate shapes in Visio

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Learn two ways to rotate a shape in your Visio drawing.

How to do it (text version):

Select shapes

Select shapes in Visio

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This demo shows you several ways to select one shape or multiple shapes.

How to do it (text version):

Stack shapes

Stack shapes in Visio

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Change the order in which shapes are layered by using the Shape menu.

See more shapes commands

See more commands in Visio

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Find and use the special commands that are specific to some shapes.

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Zoom in or out

Use Zoom feature in Visio

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This demo shows how to use the Zoom box or the mouse to zoom in or out of drawings.

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Applies to:
Visio 2007