Formatting a Flowchart Quickly

You can add the final polish to your flowchart quickly and without a lot of effort. Figure 9-17 provides an example of a simple flowchart that was formatted using some of these methods:

  • Add a background. Drag a background shape from the Backgrounds stencil onto your drawing. When Visio prompts you to create a background page, click Yes. For details, see "Adding Backgrounds and Borders".

  • Add a border or title. Add a border or title shape to give your flowchart a more professional look. Drag the shape you want from the Borders And Titles stencil, and then type. For details, see "Adding a Title Block to a Diagram".

  • Format shapes with styles. Use styles to change text, fill, and line formatting quickly and consistently. ...

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