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    show lines behind shapes (Office 2000)

    Hi, hope someone can help me.
    I don't have a lot of experience using Visio but have managed to create a number of flow charts that I need to represent online screen activities and choices. They all look fine except one.

    The flow chart I am having problems with has 32 shapes (objects) in it. I've added the lines that show the proper flow however due to the number of options I can't place the shapes in such a way that prevents the lines from showing on top of some of the shapes. I need to put text in the shapes and would like to be able to have the lines run behind the shapes (objects) when there is an overlap. Can anyone tell me how to do this or if it is possible. I've tried using the help feature but either I am not searching using the right terminology or it just isn't possible.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: show lines behind shapes (Office 2000)

    I'm looking at Visio Professional 5.0 but I'd guess you would try the same sort of thing.

    Try right-clicking on the line, choose Shape and Send to Back.
    If that doesn't work, you can try to right-click on the object and choose Format and Fill and make sure the fill in the object is a solid color and not transparent. You can also choose Shape and Bring to Front.

    I hope that helps, or puts you in the right direction...
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    Re: show lines behind shapes (Office 2000)

    Thanks very much.

    The first suggestion worked. Guess my problem was that I didn't think if the line as a shape so never tried that option when I was trying to get the line behind the shape.

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