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Visio: Cure for Extra Elbows and Knees

If your connectors and arrows in Visio have grown unsightly elbows and knees, there's a very simple way of curing it.

In the top menu, go to View > Size & Position Window. The little window (which would have been called a palette in Photoshop) probably shows up in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Now select the connector your want to straighten out. If it's a horizontal connector, check the Begin Y and End Y values. They should be the same. If they aren't, simply copy the value that works best into the other cell. Then hit Return.

Et voila! Your connector is straight. This works for all shapes, not just connectors.

If you make a mistake, a quick ctrl-Z undoes it. This is very useful for when you straightened the wrong end of the connector so that it lost its connection with a glue point.