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11. Adding Structure to Your Diagrams > Comparing containers and groups

Comparing containers and groups

You can use either groups or containers to visually connect a set of shapes. However, the two have key behavioral differences that are likely to lead you to use one or the other depending on your needs.

In this exercise, you will create both a group and a container, and then you will perform the same set of actions on each in order to examine the differences.

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SET UP You need the Containers, Lists and Callouts_start drawing located in the Chapter11 practice file folder to complete this exercise. Open the drawing in Visio and save it as Groups vs. Containers.

  1. Create a colored rectangle and group it with the network shapes on the left side of the page.

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    SEE ALSO For a refresher on using a group with a background shape to organize a set of shapes, refer to Organizing network shapes in a diagram in Chapter 9.


  

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