How to make parallel lines in Microsoft Visio


Microsoft Visio allows you to create diagrams, flows, and org charts and is an excellent way to organize your content or visualize ideas and methodologies. However, some people want to know how they can add parallel lines. So in this article, I will show you how to make parallel lines in Microsoft Visio.

To create parallel lines in Microsoft Visio, click on “Insert,” and “Draw Shape.” Then select “Line” and create a line. Next, press the control key and drag the line to create a duplicate. To create horizontal or vertical parallel lines, do the following:

  • Firstly, go to Office.com and open the Microsoft Visio program.
  • You now need to open one of your charts.
  • Click on the option for “View.”
  • Now you need to check the box that says “Page break.”
  • Click on the option for “Insert.”
  • Click on the dropdown under “Draw shapes.”
  • Choose “Line” from the selection of shapes.
  • Now draw a line along the page break guidelines.
  • After that, press the control key while dragging the shape to create a duplicate.

You can create horizontal or vertical parallel lines in Microsoft Visio by using the guidelines of a page break. Draw the line along the horizontal plane and duplicate it to create horizontal parallel lines. I have also included an in-depth guide that you can use to navigate the more complex steps in the process.

An in-depth guide on how to make parallel lines in Microsoft Visio

Our readers find that screenshots and in-depth guides help them to follow the process more accurately. So please continue reading to learn how to make parallel lines in Visio using a visual guide.

The process here will work for both the desktop version of Microsoft Visio and the web version. In this example, I am using the web version of Microsoft Visio. However, if you have the desktop application installed, you can use the app instead. 

  • You now need to open one of your charts.  

You will need to select the one that will hold the parallel lines from the list of available chats you have created. 

  • Click on the option for “View.”  

In the ribbon at the top menu, there will be a list of options available for you to choose from. Here, click on the option for View, and then you can access content such as how you like to view the canvas. 

  • Now you need to check the box that says “Page Breaks.”  

From the list of available options in the View section, you will need to click on the one called Page Breaks. The program will instantly add a series of guidelines to your canvas.

Page breaks will add a 5-millimeter border around your document and lines running horizontally and vertically through the center. You can use those guides to create parallel lines.

  • Click on the option for “Insert.”  

Now that you have your page guidelines, you will need to go int