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Shapes III: Let's talk about text

Shapes and text
Learn how to add and edit text in Microsoft Office Visio 2007. This course, the third in a series on shapes, will equip you with important basics for working with text.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. Practices require Visio 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Add text to a shape.
  • Add freestanding text to the page — text that is not associated with a shape.
  • Avoid common pitfalls associated with text in Visio, like how to get out of text mode when you don't need it.

Shapes, the components that make up any Visio diagram, are no doubt effective in communicating information, ideas, processes, and so on. But shapes alone do not make a diagram. Text — long or short, descriptive or instructional — is also essential.

In this course, we'll talk about text. How to add it to shapes, and how to add it on its own. You'll also grasp how to edit it, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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