Visio displays an extensive Help system. Like most other Office products, the Help menu enables you to view and search for help topics by the Help Contents, Answer Wizard, and Index. In addition, Visio enables you to access context sensitive help for individual shapes.
To retrieve context-based help for a shape:
Right-click on a shape.
Click the Help command in the Shortcut Menu.
The Help window appears, with that Stencil's help already displayed.
By holding your mouse pointer over a shape, a pop-up box appears displaying a short description of that shape. Figure 1.11 is an example of the information box for a shape.