When you start a diagram, the Visio window opens. The Visio window contains the Visio menus and toolbars. It also contains the Shapes window, drawing page, pasteboard, and rulers in a drawing window. The stencils that contain the shapes you need are located in the Shapes window to the left of the drawing page. Visio also includes special-purpose windows, menus, and toolbars for creating particular types of diagrams.
The main elements of the Visio environment that most people typically work with are the following:
Shapes window. The Shapes window contains the stencils and Search For Shapes box that makes it easy for you to find any shape you need for your drawing.
Drawing page. The Visio drawing page resembles ...