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Get to know Visio

This animation shows how shapes within an organization chart position themselves appropriately—and automatically.

Visio enables you to format, fill, rotate, and resize shapes. And with many shapes, Visio does much, much more. Many shapes are smart—they have special built-in features that help out with the particular kind of diagram you're working on.

In an organization chart, for example, if you drag a Position shape on top of an Executive or Manager shape, the subordinate shape automatically positions itself below the supervisory one, as shown in this illustration. Click Play to see this process in action.

Note    This special feature is unique to diagrams created with Organization Chart templates. If you start a diagram with another template, this special feature is not available. Often, the special features of shapes depend directly on the kind of template you choose. You'll see how this works in the practice session coming up.

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