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

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Isolating and Combining Shapes

Visio contains many shapes and graphics for drawing diagrams. When you can't find a shape to your liking, go ahead and create a custom shape. You can customize shapes through the process of fragmenting and combining.

You can create one shape from several others by Fragmenting them. For example, you can create a piece of a pie shape not found on any stencil. Figure 8.5 is an illustration of the result we are to achieve.

Figure 8.5. The resulting shape divided in four equal pie pieces.

To create cut-out pie pieces, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Ellipse tool from the Standard toolbar.

  2. Click and drag to create an Ellipse. ...

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