Continuous Lines In Visio 2008

How can I draw continuous connectors with multiple conners in visio 2008 such that if I want to extend the connector in the future, the extended connector becaomes just a continuation of the old connector...and not appear as seperate connector

not sure how to as this really.   -:)
donemore2003Asked:
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oldvikingCommented:
Hi, you probably mean Visio 2007, right?
I'm not sure if I guet your question 100% with "continuous connector with multiiple connections". Which Shape are you using? A line working as a connector?

Anyway, a connector, can easily be extended later by simply selecting it (click anywhere on it) and then drag the endpoint to the new location.

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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Like oldviking, I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're asking but I think the issue might be the difference between a "line" shape and what Visio calls a "dynamic connector".

The two illustrations below show the difference in behavior. In each picture the upper set of boxes are connected using an ordinary line; the lower shapes are connected with a dynamic connector. In the first picture, there is a line or connector between boxes "A" and "B". In the second picture, I've moved the right end of the line/connector from box "B" to box "C".

As you can see the "line" just connects to the new location. However, the "dynamic connector" is a smart shape that routes around other shapes and adds corners where necessary.

To connect shapes with dynamic connectors, either use Visio 2007's autoconnect feature (the small blue diamonds that appear when you hover over a shape on the page) or click on the "Connector Tool" button on the main Visio toolbar. (The  "Connector Tool" button looks like a line with corners and is located to the right of the "Pointer Tool" button.)

Please let me know if you need more information.

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