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Connecting Shapes and Adding Text in Visio 2007

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Steven Holzner examine two central topics in Visio: connectors and text.

In this chapter

  • Working with Connectors and Text 112
  • All About Connectors 112
  • All About Glue 116
  • Getting from One Glue Type to Another 119
  • Gluing Connectors 122
  • When Connectors Cross 128
  • Automatically Laying Out Shapes 129
  • Drawing Curved Connectors 131
  • Adding Arrows, Points, or Other Line Ends to a Connector 132
  • Working with Text 132
  • Moving Text Blocks 136
  • Resizing Text Blocks 137
  • Aligning Text 137
  • Setting Tab Stops 139
  • Creating Bulleted Lists 141
  • Creating Numbered Lists 142
  • Formatting Paragraphs 144
  • Spell-Checking Your Text 145
  • Formatting Text 147
  • Selecting Background Colors 151
  • Rotating Your Text 152
  • Resizing Text Blocks 153
  • Giving Text Shapes Borders 154

Working with Connectors and Text

In this chapter, we're going to examine two central topics in Visio: connectors and text. You'll get the full Visio story here on both topics, and there's a lot to discuss.

We're going to start with the technology available to you in Visio to connect shapes.

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