Search for shapes and diagrams in Visio Online

There are many diagrams and shapes in Visio Online. To locate a certain diagram or shape, you can search for them. Type in a word or phrase, and Visio Online searches for diagram names, shapes, or the names, text, and shape data associated with a diagram.

Search for diagrams in the Visio Online landing page

  1. Open the Visio landing page by using the app launcher App launcher icon . For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. In the Search box at the top of the page, enter a word or phrase.

    Search box for diagrams on the landing page

    Visio Online auto-suggests results as you type. Results appear in the Gallery view.

  3. Select a diagram to open it.

  4. To return to the Gallery view, click < Search Results.

Search for shapes when editing a diagram

You can search for specific shapes that you want to add to the diagram.

  1. Open the diagram for editing. For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. In the Search box at the top of the Shapes palette, enter a word or phrase.

    Search box for shapes on the Shapes palette

    Visio Online auto-suggests results as you type. Results appear in the Shapes palette.

  3. To open the shape you want, select it.

  4. To return to viewing Shape sets, click an icon in the Shape tabs region.

Search for shapes when viewing a diagram

You can search for specific shapes that are in the diagram.

  1. Open the diagram for viewing. For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. Select Show more commands (...), and then select Find (Ctrl+F).

  3. Enter a word or phrase. Results appear in the Find pane.

  4. To locate the shape you want, select it.

  5. To close the Find pane, select Close (X).

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