Visio 2013 - I want to start a connection line INSIDE of a rectangle but can't.

brothertruffle880 used Ask the Experts™
I created a rectangle and would like to create a connector  that STARTS inside of that rectangle.  But when I try to do that, Ithe entire rectangle "lights up" in green and I can't start my connector line inside the shape.

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Like it says on the word Connector connects objects

You could add a smaller shape ( maybe not visible) to connect your line inside your shape

Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and Developer
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The best thing to do is add a connection point at the desired location.  Select the rectangle, select the Connector Tool on the Home tab, and then Ctrl+Click at the point where you'd like the line to be glued.
Hi BT,

I was able to get it to work if you set the rectangle to "Do Not Layout or Route Around" (Developer > Shape Design > Behavior > Placement), AND had connection points on the perimeter of the shape.


Thank you all for excellent and workable solutions!

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