Although some shapes have special behavior, you can usually add text to any shape by selecting the shape and typing. You don’t even need to choose the Text tool in order to add text to a shape. Visio 2007 always places the text you type in a shape’s text block. The text block might be on top of, beside, or below the shape, but it is part of the shape nonetheless, as Figure 4-1 shows.
Figure 4-1. These built-in shapes position and format text appropriately—centered on the shape, below the shape, and so on. To add text to a shape, select the shape, and then type.
In general, to type text in any shape, follow ...