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Ten Minute Guide to Microsoft® Visio® 2002 by Eric R. Infanti

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Dragging Shapes into a Drawing

When you have launched Visio 2002 and opened a new document, you can start working with SmartShapes. In a Visio drawing document, SmartShapes represent both objects in the real world and concepts. Visio shapes can represent the following:

  • Objects in the physical world, such as desks, chairs, and computers on a floor plan.

  • Objects in an organizational hierarchy, such as employees in an organization chart.

  • Objects in a software or database model, such as entities and relationships in a database model diagram.

Visio shapes are designed to behave the way you want them to in a particular context. For example, shapes for doors, windows, and desks—things that are built to standard industry sizes are locked against sizing ...

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