Shapes II: Expertly position, stack, and group shapes

Moving shape

Shapes are smart, but they can't read your mind and know where to go. Take this course and find out how to position, stack, and group shapes in Microsoft Office Visio 2007.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Visio 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Position shapes quickly and effectively.

  • Stack shapes to show their relationships.

  • Group shapes so that they move and function as one.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. An introduction to shapes

  2. Use AutoConnect arrows

  3. Use the grid and the rulers

  4. Follow the guides

  5. Open the Size & Position window

  6. Command shapes to align themselves

  7. Distribute shapes evenly

  8. Rotate shapes

  9. Flip shapes

  10. Practice

  1. Stack shapes to relate shapes

  2. How shapes stack up

  3. How to change the stacking order

  4. Practice

Lesson 3

  1. How to group shapes together

  2. Select, then group

  3. Change just one shape within a group

  4. Ungroup shapes

  5. Shapes that are grouped from the start

  6. Practice

  7. Quick reference card

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