Format a shape in Visio

  1. Click the shape that you want to format.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Shape Styles group, select one of the style options from the gallery.
    Shape Styles in Visio

To customize the style, click the drop-down lists in the Shape Styles group and choose formatting options:

  • Fill – the color or pattern filling the shape. Choose or specify colors, set gradients or transparency.

  • Line – the shape’s outline. Set the color, line thickness or type, or specify no line.

  • Effects – add shadow, reflection, glow, or 3-D effects to shapes.

To apply formatting to the whole diagram instead of a selected shape, on the Design tab, in the Themes group, select one of the themes from the gallery.

Theme gallery in Visio

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