Apply transparency to a shape

You can easily add transparency to a Visio shape. Here's how.

  1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to make transparent.

  2. Right-click, and on the context menu, select Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape pane, set the Transparency slider to the percentage of transparency that you want.

Note: You can also make individual shape attributes transparent by setting transparency in the Text and Line dialog boxes.

  1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to make transparent.

  2. Right-click, and on the context menu, select Format > Fill.

  3. Set the Transparency slider to the percentage of transparency that you want.

Note: You can also make individual shape attributes transparent by setting transparency in the Text and Line dialog boxes.

  1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to make transparent.

  2. On the Format Shape toolbar, click the Transparency button Button image .

    Note: To display the Format Shape toolbar, on the View menu, point to Toolbars and click Format Shape.

  3. Set the Shape Transparency slider to the percentage of transparency that you want.

Note: You can also make shapes transparent by setting transparency for individual shape attributes in the Text, Fill (for closed shapes only), Line, and Shadow dialog boxes.

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