Microsoft Visio - Using Layers
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Microsoft Visio - Working with layers
Layers are automatically assigned to shapes. However, Visio allows you to assign layers to shapes as needed. You can also create your own layers. Let's start by creating a new layer and then assigning shapes to the new layer.
Create a new layer
Go to the Layer Properties… dialog box in the Layers drop-down menu from the Edit section of the Home tab and click New… Enter a name for the new layer.
The new layer will be created in the Layer Properties dialog and will initially have no shape, as they still need to be assigned. Click OK.
Assignment shapes to a layer
Shapes can be assigned to any layer. To assign a shape to a layer, click on the shape orconnector in the diagram, and then click Assign to Layer in the Layers drop-down menu in the Edit section of the Home tab.
It opens the Layer dialog box from which a shape can be assigned to an existing or newly created layer.
Note that the new layer that was created earlier is now in the list. A shape can also be assigned to multiple layers. To assign a shape to all layers in the document, click All, then click OK.