Change the size, rotation, and order of a shape

Sometimes you want to make adjustments to your diagram, such as changing the size or rotation of a shape. Or you may want to reorder shapes (also called the z-order) that overlap each other.

Change the size of a shape

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

  2. Select the shape.

  3. To change the size, drag one of the selection handles that appear on the sides and corners.

    Selecting one shape

    To maintain the shape's proportions (or aspect ratio), press and hold Shift, and then drag a corner handle.

Change the rotation of a shape

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

  2. Select the shape.

  3. To rotate the shape, select Shape > Rotate The Rotate icon , and then select Rotate right 90 degrees or Rotate left 90 degrees. You can also drag the Rotate handle The Rotate handle on the picture in a circle.

Re-order overlapping shapes

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

  2. Select the shape.

  3. To send the picture forward, select Shape > Bring to Front The Bring To Front icon , and then select Bring Forward or Bring to Front.

  4. To send the picture backward, select Send to Back The Bring To Back icon , and then select Send Backward or Send to Back.

See Also

Visio Online help

Select, copy, and move shapes in Visio Online

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