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Article Getting started With most Microsoft Office programs, you can find clip art, pictures, and other media files. Office 2010 Open an Office 2010 program. On the Ins...
Access 2010, Excel 2010...
Find more shapes and stencils
Article Search for shapes when you need something that isn't in a diagrams default stencil. You can search among all shapes that are included with Visio, and you can se...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Apply a professional look to your drawings with themes
Article A theme in Microsoft Visio 2010 is a set of colors and effects that you can apply to a drawing with a single click. Themes are a quick and easy way to give yo...
Visio 2010
Add a layer
Article Use layers to organize related shapes on a drawing page. A layer is a named category of shapes. By assigning shapes to different layers, you can selectively vie...
Visio 2010
Create, save, and share a custom stencil
Article A stencil (.vss file) is a collection of shapes associated with a particular Microsoft Office Visio template (.vst file). You can create a new stencil to hold s...
Visio 2010
Draw lines and shapes with the Pencil, Line, Arc, or Freeform tools
Article Draw lines, arcs, and free-form shapes by using the Visio drawing tools.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Show size or dimensions of shapes in Visio
Article To see the dimensions of a shape, select it and look in the status bar below the Shapes window. The width, height, and angle are listed automatically. To change...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Add a layer
Article Use layers to organize related shapes on a drawing page. Assign shapes to different layers, to selectively view, print, color, and lock different categories of ...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Copy a page in a Visio drawing
Article You can copy all or some of the shapes on a page to the same location on another page. Copy shapes to the same location on another page When you copy a shape an...
Visio 2010, Visio Premium
Snap to guides to lay out a drawing
Article Drag guide lines onto your diagram to provide reference lines for aligning shapes.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Select, move, resize, and rotate shapes
Article Microsoft Visio 2010 gives you multiple tools to select, move, resize, and rotate shapes and objects. Once you have selected an object - or all the objects -...
Visio 2010
Apply a professional look to your drawings with themes
Article A theme in Visio is a set of colors and effects that you can apply to a drawing with a single click. Themes are a quick way to give your drawings a professional...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Open, insert, convert, and save DWG and DXF (AutoCAD) drawings
Article Visio can work with AutoCAD-format drawings. You can open them in Visio, insert them as images, and save your diagram in DWG or DXF format.
Visio Professional 2013
Zoom and pan in a diagram
Article There are several ways to zoom in for a closer look at your Visio drawing and move the diagram around (or "pan" the diagram) to view the section you want. Video...
Visio 2010
Align and position shapes in a diagram
Article Align and space shapes and connectors with the Auto Align and Auto Space tools. Straighten connectors and even up the spacing between shapes to make your diagra...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Format a shape
Article Format shapes and text by setting fill color or patterns, line or border color and style, and by adding effects such as shadows, bevels, and glows.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Create a shape
Article You can create your own custom shapes and add them to an editable stencil. Your Favorites stencil and custom stenci ls that you create are editable; t he sten...
Visio 2010
Open, insert, convert, and save DWG and DXF drawings
Article Visio can open drawings that were created as .dwg and .dxf files, which are popular formats used by applications such as AutoCAD. What do you want to do? Open a...
Visio 2010
Improve shape placement by using the dynamic grid
Article The dynamic grid is a set of alignment and spacing guides that appear when you move a shape near another shape, or near the margin of a page or container. The s...
Visio 2010
Add, edit, move, or rotate text on shapes
Article Add text to shapes by selecting the shape and typing - no need to double-click to add new text. To edit text, double-click the shape. Use text and formatting to...
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Find shape abilities and behaviors
Article Some shapes have special abilities or behaviors. Right-click the shape and look in the shortcut menu and in the ribbon.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Change the ruler measurement units
Article To change ruler measurement units, on the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher, and then click the Page Properties tab....
Visio 2010
Create, save, and share custom stencils
Article Create custom stencils that contain the shapes you use most. You can open your custom stencils in any Visio diagram you work on.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Insert a chart
Article Visio uses Microsoft Excel to provide advanced charting capabilities. If Excel is not installed, Visio uses Microsoft Graph instead.
Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013
Auto-align, auto-space, and re-layout shapes in a diagram
Article Visio has several tools to help you lay out shapes and connectors neatly and evenly. You might use different tools at different times while you create diagrams....
Visio 2010
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