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

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Opening Existing Stencils

As you open a Visio document, you may want to add more SmartShapes or images. Visio parades a wide variety of themed-based Stencils that you can open at any time, even if they don't associate to the specific Visio template where your document originated. Figure 3.7 shows a visual opening the Stencil drop down button.

Figure 3.7. The Open Stencil command on the Standard toolbar.

A Stencil file can be opened in the following ways:

  • From the File menu, choose the Stencils command.

  • If you are looking for a specific Stencil, roll your mouse over or click one of the Visio Template categories, and choose a Stencil file.

    or

  • Select ...

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