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You can easily add transparency to a Visio shape. Here's how.


  1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to make transparent.

  2. Right-click, and on the context menu, select Format Shape.

  3. In the Format Shape pane, set the Transparency slider to the percentage of transparency that you want.

Note: You can also make individual shape attributes transparent by setting transparency in the Text and Line dialog boxes.

See Also

Format a shape in Visio 

Select, move, resize, and rotate shapes

  1. Select the shape or shapes that you want to make transparent.

  2. On the Shape tab, select Shape Fill > Transparency, then select the percentage you want.

    Tip: If you need more precise control of the degree of transparency, right-click the shape, then select Format Options. Then, in the Format Options pane, under Fill, you can set the transparency in one-percent increments.

See Also

Format a shape in Visio 

Change the size, rotation, and order of a shape

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