Visio – How to Merge Multiple Shapes into Single Shape

Feel like a Visio shapeshifter? In this Visio tutorial, we show you how convert several shapes into a single shape, and also make sure the parts can’t be changed? Visio – How to Merge Multiple Shapes into Single Shape There are two steps: Protect the components. Protect the group. Step 1: Protect the components: Group the […]

Visio – How to Straighten Crooked Connector Lines

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to straighten crooked connector lines. Getting angry that your connector lines are crooked, bent, or twisted out of shape? Wouldn’t it be nice if they were lovely and straight? Visio – How to Straighten Crooked Connector Lines Here’s how to make them straight again: Draw a line […]

Visio – How to Zoom & Pan (Tips and Keyboard Shortcuts)

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to use the Zoom and Pan feature. Zooooooooooom! Pan! Zooooooooooooom! What’s the fastest way to zoom and pan in Visio? If you work on large drawings or charts, you’ll zoom and pan a lot. Using the zoom drop-down list and the scroll bars is very slow. Is […]

Visio – How to ‘Nudge’ Shapes (and not the page)

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to use the Nudge feature. Nudge is a nice little feature when he behaves. You can use him to nudge, nudge, nudge shapes across the page using the arrow keys. But what happens when he goes rogue? You try to use Nudge but… using the arrow keys […]

Visio – How to Add, Change, and Delete Swimlanes in Flowcharts

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to add swimlanes to a flowchart. Want to add swimlanes to your flowchart? Here’s how to move them, change their size, and create the flowchart. Visio – How to Add Swimlanes to a Flowchart Open Visio. In the Shapes window, in the Cross-Functional Flowchart Shapes stencil, drag a Swimlane shape onto the diagram. […]

Visio – How to Turn AutoConnect On (and Off)

In this Visio tutorial, we show you how to turn AutoConnect on, and if you wish, to turn if off again. Don’t feel guilty. AutoConnect is great – until it gets in your way. Visio – How to Turn AutoConnect Off If you want to turn it off: Click the View In the Visual Aids group, select or […]

Visio – How to Automatically Repeat Actions

If you use Visio to create process flows and other types of diagrams, use this trick to save time and get your work done faster. Instead of changing different parts of a shape one by one, you can use the Repeat feature to semi-automate the task? F4 on your keyboard repeats the last thing you’ve […]