Chapter 11. Choosing a Deployment Methodology

In previous chapters, we learned about creating, viewing, and reading Visio documents. We started to learn some aspects of sharing Visio documents in Chapter 6, Creating Custom Master Shapes, and in this chapter, we will learn more ways of sharing professional looking Masters, Templates, and code.

In this chapter, we will learn the following topics:

  • Sharing custom stencils
  • Sharing custom templates
  • Sharing custom code

Sharing custom stencils

A stencil is a Visio document with a VSSX or VSSM extension and contains a number of Masters. The easiest method of sharing custom Masters is to add them to a custom stencil and simply distribute the file. The file can then be added to the My Shapes folder that is created ...

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