Number shapes in an existing drawing

  1. To number only specific shapes, select the shapes you want to number. To number all shapes, make sure none are selected.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Add-Ons, point to Visio Extras, and then click Number Shapes.
  3. Click the General tab, and then select the shape-numbering options you want.
  4. To specify whether a shape number appears before or after shape text, click the Advanced tab. Under Place number, click the number placement you want.

Repeat this procedure for each page of your drawing that contains shapes you want to number.

 Tip   To specify the sequence for automatic numbering, click the Advanced tab. Under Auto numbering sequence, click the shape-numbering sequence you want.