Create a custom connector

Save time by creating your own custom connectors, and then use them whenever you want. Simply customize a connector line, line end, or jump style, and then save your custom connector to your Favorites stencil. Now you can use this custom connector as a new default connector.

  1. Customize a connector the way you want to save it. Add a connector between shapes, edit the connector lines and arrows, and set the line jump style. For more information, see Add and edit connector text, Edit connector points, lines, or arrows, and Add or remove connector line jumps.

  2. In the Shapes pane, click More Shapes, point to My Shapes, and then click Favorites.

  3. Right-click the Favorites title bar, and then click Edit Stencil.

  4. Drag your custom connector to the Favorites stencil.

  5. In your Favorites stencil, right-click your custom connector, click Rename Master, and then type a name for your custom connector.

  6. Right-click the Favorites title bar, and then click Save.

Results    Now, when you want to use that connector, on the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Connector tool. Then, open the Favorites stencil and select the connector. While your custom connector shape is selected, every connector that you draw with the Connector tool will have the same formatting as your custom connector.

  1. Customize a connector the way you want to save it. Add a connector between shapes, edit the connector lines and arrows, and set the line jump style. For more information, see Add and edit connector text, Edit connector points, lines, or arrows, and Set line jumps for connectors.

  2. On the File menu, point to Shapes, point to My Shapes, and then click Favorites.

  3. Right-click the Favorites title bar, and then click Edit Stencil.

  4. Drag your custom connector to the Favorites stencil.

  5. Right-click the Favorites title bar, and then click Save.

Now, when you want to use that connector, click the Connector tool Button image , and then select the connector on the Favorites stencil.

While your custom connector shape is selected, every connector that you draw with the Connector tool Button image will have the same formatting as your custom connector.

See Also

Add connectors between shapes

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