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Shapes I: Introductory basics you can't live without

Flowchart shapes, map shapes, network shapes, and office layout shapes

Visio shapes range from very simple to very detailed.

What is a shape? In Visio, the definition is much broader than you might think. Yes, you can use basic shapes like rectangles and diamonds for a flowchart. But you can also use very detailed shapes.

For example, shapes can represent streets and buildings in a map. They can symbolize computer equipment in a network diagram. There are even furniture shapes for office floor plans. Sound like a lot? There are hundreds more.

And Visio shapes don't just sit there and look good. They have interactive behavior as well. Meaning, when you work with them, they react in a certain way.

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