Understanding Text, Line, and Fill Styles

If you’ve used styles in Microsoft Office Word to format documents, you understand what a time-saver they can be. You select some text, choose a style from the style list on the toolbar, and you’re done. Styles in Visio 2007 work in much the same way to give shapes a consistent look and make them easier to revise. However, in Visio 2007, you can apply styles to shapes as well as text. That difference makes Visio 2007 styles unique.

Think of a Visio 2007 style as a collection of text, line, and fill formats that have a name. For example, the Flow Normal style is applied to flowchart shapes to provide a consistent look. What the Flow Normal style actually applies is 8-point Arial text with 2-point margins, ...

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