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Microsoft® Office Visio® 2007 Step by Step by Resources Online, Judy Lemke

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Adding Decorative Elements to Diagrams

In addition to formatting individual shapes, you can add decorative elements, such as borders, title blocks, and backgrounds, to diagrams:

  1. Border. A border is a design that appears around all or part of the drawing page.

  2. Title block. A title block is a formatted title that can include information such as the date created.

  3. Background. A background is a pattern that appears behind a diagram, much like the background of a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slide.

Borders, title blocks, and backgrounds are all special types of shapes that can add a professional look to your diagram. You’ll find many of these shapes on the Backgrounds stencil and the Borders and Titles stencil that opens with many of the business-oriented ...

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