To connect shapes statically with the Shape menu, follow these steps:
Select two or more shapes by holding the Shift key as you click them.
With multiple shapes selected, choose the Connect Shapes command from the Shape menu. Figure 9.14 is the Connect Shape command from the Shape menu.
Notice the shapes are automatically connected in the sequence that you selected them.
Viewing Connection Points is an obvious benefit. If you have the need to toggle off the viewing of connection points from your drawing diagram, select the Connection Points command from the View menu. Select the same command again to toggle the view back on.