Identifying Parts of a Shape

When a shape is selected, Visio 2007 provides visual feedback with green squares and circles, yellow diamonds, and blue X’s, as Figure 2-1 shows.

  • Selection Handles (the green squares) Clicking a shape selects it, which means the next action that you take applies to the shape. Selection handles indicate that the shape is selected. Drag a selection handle to size a shape. Dragging a corner selection handle will size the shape proportionally. Lines don’t have corner selection handles.

  • Rotation Handles (the green handles above most shapes) You can change the angle of most Visio 2007 shapes by rotating them. To do so. select the shape, place your cursor over the rotation handle, and drag the handle to reposition the angle ...

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