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Help

I mentioned quite a while ago that Visio contains many help mechanisms to ensure that the user of a Visio solution could obtain the assistance required to make working with Visio and your Visio solution very easy and intuitive. As you can see, every SmartShape symbol and especially those being used as Masters can have Help associated with them. In order to access this help, all the user must do is right-click any SmartShape symbol or Master Shape and select the Help option from the context menu.

How then do you associate the Help with the symbol itself? For a SmartShape symbol in a diagram, select the symbol. Then select Format, Special from the menu. For a Master, first Select Edit Master from the context menu for the Master. When you are in the Master editing window, select the SmartShape symbol and then select Format, Special from the menu. In the resulting dialog box, you will see a text entry box for Help. In this text box, you must enter the properly formatted context for the associated help file. The format is as follows:


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