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Mastering Data Visualization with Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 by David J Parker

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Applying shapes to enhance legibility

There are times when it is useful to add a graphic to Pivot Node shapes, so as to better represent their meaning. The PIVOT DIAGRAM | Format | Apply Shape button opens the Apply Shape dialog. This dialog, as shown next, presents the open stencils (apart from the PivotDiagram Shapes one) to be selected with the Stencil drop-down list. The masters on the selected stencil are displayed:

Applying shapes to enhance legibility

When a master is selected and the OK button is pressed, the shape is inserted into the selected Pivot Node shapes.

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