How do I connect two distant shapes?

Sibling or child shapes are automatically connected but what if you want to connect shape A with Shape D though they are not in “direct” contact?

In this case, you need to use an explicit connector by typing the hashtag #linkto or the markup -> followed by the targeted shape as below:

Explicit Connector for flowchart

Here is a second example with a decision shape:

Explicit connector for flowchart from a decision shape