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Visio - Using Shapes

Stencils are a collection of related shapes, which are the building blocks of all Visio diagrams.

Tip: Video not in your language? Try selecting Closed Captioning Closed captioning button .

Browse for shapes

  1. In the Shapes pane, select More Shapes.

  2. Point to a category to browse the stencils in that category.

  3. Select the stencil that contains the shapes you want.

  4. Select a blank area of the drawing page to close the menu.

  5. Select the name of a stencil to see it’s shapes.

Search for shapes

  1. In the search box, type in a keyword that describes the shape you want, and select the magnifying glass.

  2. Select Local to see shapes displayed and categorized by their Visio stencil title.

    Or select Online to see shapes available on the web.

Add shapes

  • Drag the shape you want from the stencil onto the drawing page.

Tip: To find out how to use a shape, point to it to display instructions.

Delete shapes

  • Select the shape and press Delete.

Want more?

Create a shape

Find more shapes and stencils

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:shapes shape visio diagrams stencils office 365   Doc ID:79343
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:08 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 11:45 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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