Starting with the Diagram Type You Want

Many people approach Visio as they would Word or Excel and expect a blank page to appear. With Visio, though, you’re better off starting with a template. The page might still be blank at first, but at least by basing it on a template, the appropriate set of shapes will be ready to use. It’s easy to select the template you want, because when you start Visio 2007, the Getting Started With Microsoft Office Visio pane shows you previews of the types of diagrams typically created with a particular template, as Figure 1-3 shows.

Figure 1-3. When you start Visio 2007, you can preview sample diagrams for each template within a category.


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