It's time to see the different ways that we have to select our shapes no matter how many shapes we have to do. That we are going to leave this shape here. For Example: Move it out of the way a little bit further to the right-hand side here in line with the other ones. We are going to select a couple of shapes here. First, we're going to see all of them now. If we do Ctrl-A meaning all shortcuts. We're going to do Ctrl-A, and we can see that in one click on our keyboard hitting a couple of keys. 

How To select, resize & Move Shapes In Ms Visio 2019

We have selected all the shapes, and if we decide to move them. We can move them all at once. We could also decide to resize them all at once have them Bigger, and we're going to end up on other pages. Because we have that option set. We are going to see that at a later stage. So, we have them back to the size we had them, and we're going to hit escape to the selector. Now we're going to see that if we want to select only these three shapes here. We could left click and drag, but we need to make sure that we select all the shapes from the outside.

Because if we left-click and drag through and even if we leave a little Piece out. We release, we can see that we didn't select any shapes at all, so left click and drag and make sure that we have them all within. Doesn't matter if we go over this Way as long as we have them all in. We can see that we have selected these three shapes, and they are all together grouped at the moment. So, we can see we move them. We can resize them again just like we have done Previously all at once. We don't Ctrl Z to undo. And to escape and we have deselected them. If we wanted to select a couple of shapes that are not next to each other directly.

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How To Select Shapes In Ms Visio 2019 & Use Of Shortcut Keys

 We want the circle and the triangle. We are going to left-click and drag. So, we can see the shape of the cursor that has changed, and we go we are going to select the triangle below and go back up. We release the left click, and we can see that we have the circle highlighted. The triangle is highlighted, and we don't have the rectangle. If we left-click and drag, we can see only these two shapes have been selected.

We could select the first shape and hit the Ctrl button, and select the second shape. Now we can see that we have the handles of the box all over our three shapes. But if we look correctly, we can see that we have a blue highlighted border around these two shapes. Nothing in the middle meaning that we have only these two shapes selected. If we're going to left-click on the border and drag. We can see that we move only these two Shapes. This one wasn't selected, so we do a Ctrl Z to go back, and then this is to select shapes. We can select as many as we want with the Ctrl Key. We could go to the home tab.

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Explore Editing group feature

Now we are going to go to the editing group. Where we can see the select Command now if we click on it. We can see that we have select all the shortcut keys. We have used Ctrl-A, and we select all the shapes that are on a page. Then we have shapes, or even dialog boxes, that will be on the page will be selected not the shape. So, we have to keep that in mind, and then we have to select by type. The select by type will open a different dialog box. We are going to select it just briefly.

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We can see that it will be used even specifically with certain shapes. We will see that later and even by layers. Now we're going to cancel, you have an idea of what it looks like. We go back into the select command. We have an area selected is the one we have used, also by left-clicking and dragging a rectangle around the shapes that we want to select. We have a lasso selection now. We are going to select this lasso selector. We can also, with the lasso selector, select shapes that are not next to each other.

 For Example

 We want the circle and the triangle. We are going to left-click and drag. So, we can see the shape of the cursor that has changed, and we go we are going to select the triangle below and go back up. We release the left click, and we can see that we have the circle highlighted. The triangle is highlighted, and we don't have the rectangle. If we left-click and drag, we can see only these two shapes have been selected.

How To Select Shapes In Ms Visio 2019? This is with the lasso selector hit the Ctrl Z a couple of times, and we go back to where we were now we still have the lasso selector selected. To get out of it to get out of this mode, we either go and hit the Ctrl number one, we go to the tools group. We can see that we have a pointer tool. If we say Ctrl plus one. We can either click here or do control number one, and we will be back into the point Normal point mode. If we left-click and drag, nothing happens here. We go these are the different ways we can select our shapes. Next, see how to insert shapes with a couple more tricks.