Select, copy, and move shapes in Visio for the web

  1. Open the diagram for editing.

  2. Do the following:


    Do this:

    For example:

    Select a shape

    Click a shape. The selected shape displays selection handles.

    Tip:  To select all shapes, press Ctrl+A.

    Selecting one shape

    Select several shapes by dragging

    Click on the page and drag the selection area to surround all the shapes by a temporary box with selection handles.

    Selecting several shapes by dragging

    Select several shapes by clicking

    Hold down the Ctrl key as you click each shape that you want to select.

    Selecting several shapes by Ctrl clicking

    Copy a shape by dragging

    Press and hold the Ctrl key while you drag the shape that you want to duplicate, and then release the mouse button.

    Copying a shape by Ctrl clicking

    Move a shape by dragging

    Click the shape, and then hold down the mouse button as you drag the shape to a new location.

    Dragging a shape

    Move a shape one pixel at a time

    Hold down the Shift key, and then press an arrow key in the direction you want to move.

    Moving a shape a pixel at a time

    Move connector text

    Select the connector text control handle Yellow circle icon , and then drag the connector text box to a different spot.

    Moving  text on a connector line

See Also

Visio for the web help

View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio for the web

Add and connect shapes in Visio for the web

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