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Microsoft Visio Tips: Stacking Order

Visio is used to create Flowcharts, Organisational charts and floorplans. This means there may be lots of different shapes on the screen at one time.


In Visio, shapes can be places one on top of the other on a drawing page. The order in which shapes are place one over the other is the stacking order. A selected shape can be sent to the top or bottom of the stacking order, or moved one place forward or backward in the stack.


Stacking order 1


To change the stacking order of a image you can do the following:


On the Home tab, in the Arrange group there is a Send Backward and Bring Forward button like in the picture below.

Stacking order 2



Or you can right click an image and choose the same options like in the image below.


Stacking order 3


This can be done in Microsoft Visio 2007, 2010, and 2013.