Chapter 5. Aligning, Arranging, and Laying Out Shapes

In this chapter, you learn how to align and arrange shapes neatly using a variety of features, and l explore Visio’s automatic layout features for arranging connected diagrams.

Shape position plays a big role in a diagram’s meaning. Position on the page and proximity to other shapes can signify importance, order in time, or hierarchy.

Tidiness and consistency are also important. A jumbled drawing is hard on your eyes and confusing to look at. An orderly diagram dispenses with noise and lets the meaning shine through..

Aligning and Arranging Shapes

Visio 2010 has several features for keeping your shapes neatly in order. Some help you maintain tidiness while you draw; others enable you to clean ...

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