Move shapes

ShowMove one shape

Click the Pointer tool Button image, and then point to a shape. (The pointer changes to a four-headed arrow White pointer with 4-headed arrow.) When the shape is selected, its selection handles Selection handle image appear.Drag the shape to where you want it.

If snapping (snap: The ability of shapes, guides, grid lines, and other elements in the Visio program to pull shapes and other elements into position when they are moved and sized.) is on, the shape may jump into place.

 Note   Be careful not to point to a selection handle when you move a shape. If you accidentally resize a shape, immediately click Undo on the Edit menu.

ShowMove multiple shapes

Select the shapes that you want to move.

 Note   To select multiple shapes, click the Pointer tool Button image, and then drag a selection net (selection net: A means of selecting more than one shape at a time by dragging the Pointer tool to define an area that encloses all the shapes to be selected.) around all the shapes that you want to select.

Place the pointer over one of the shapes. (The pointer changes to a four-headed arrow White pointer with 4-headed arrow.)

If one of the objects you're moving is a group, the pointer won't show the four-headed arrow unless it is over one of the shapes in the group.

Drag the shapes to their new positions. All selected shapes move the same distance and direction from their original positions.

ShowMove a shape to another page in the drawing

Select the shape you want to move.Drag the shape to a page tab Page tab. Pause until the other page is displayed, then drag the shape to where you want it.

ShowTip

To constrain the movement of the shapes to vertical or horizontal, hold down SHIFT while you drag the shapes.