Geometry Section

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Contains rows that list the coordinates of the vertices for the lines and arcs that make up the shape.

The geometry of a shape can be expressed in multiple Geometry sections. Multiple paths can be useful when multiple paths have different properties (e.g. image clipping paths).

The Geometry section contains the following row types. For details, see the row topics.

Row

Description

MoveTo

Move to a coordinate.

LineTo

Draw a line to a coordinate.

ArcTo

Draw a circular arc to a coordinate.

EllipticalArcTo

Draw an elliptical arc to a coordinate.

PolylineTo

Draw a polyline, or consecutive lines, to a coordinate.

NURBSTo

Draw a non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) to a coordinate.

SplineStart

Start a spline.

SplineKnot

Draw a spline segment to a knot coordinate.

InfiniteLine

Draw an infinite line from one coordinate to another.

Ellipse

Draw an ellipse from a center coordinate and a major/minor axis.

RelCubBezTo

Draw a cubic Bezier curve relative to the width and height of the shape.

RelEllipticalArcTo

Draw an elliptical arc to a coordinate relative to the height and width of the shape.

RelLineTo

Draw a line to a coordinate relative the height and width of a shape.

RelMoveTo

Move to a coordinate relative to the width and height of the shape.

RelQuadBezTo

Draws a quadratic Bezier curve relative to the width and height of the shape.

To change a row type in this section, right-click the row, and then click Change Row Type on the shortcut menu.

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