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Video: Connect shapes

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Use connectors to display the relationships between shapes in flowcharts, organisation charts, and other diagrams.

Automatically connect shapes

  1. Select View, and ensure AutoConnect is checked.
  1. Aim at a shape, and direct your cursor to the arrow that reveals the direction of the following shape you want to add.
  1. Choose the shape you want to insert and connect.

Add a moveable connection to a shape

In a dynamic connection, when you rearrange one of the connected shapes, the connector shifts with it and could move to another connection point on the shape.

  1. Click Home > Connector.
  1. Point to the centre of a shape to the moment you observe a green outline around it.
  1. Draw a line to the centre of the target shape you seek to connect to.
    You’ll notice a green outline enclosing the shape once the shapes are connected.
  1. Click Home > Pointer Tool to return to normal editing.

Add a fixed connection to a shape

In a point connection, the connector endpoint remains fixed to the same connection point when you reposition a shape.

  1. Pick Home > Connector.
  1. Aim at a shape to the point where you see the connection points around the edge.
  1. Pick a connection point and draw a line to a connection point on your preferred shape to connect to.
    The connector endpoints become green after the shapes are connected.
  1. Select Home > Pointer Tool.

Move a connection point

  1. Pick the connector endpoint you want to move.
  1. Drag it to the centre of a different shape to form a dynamic connection or to another connection point to produce a point connection.

Delete a connection point

  1. Pick the shape with a connection point that you seek to delete.
  1. Click Home > Connection Point.
  1. Press the connection point you want to delete.
  1. Tap Del.
  1. Choose Home > Pointer Tool.

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