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Chapter 10. Creating Shapes, Stencils, a... > Saving Shapes on Stencils

Saving Shapes on Stencils

Once in a while you might create a custom shape that you'll use only once. However, more often than not, you'll want to use your custom shapes again and again. Just as you can drag a shape from a stencil onto the drawing page to create a diagram, you can drag a custom shape from the drawing page onto a custom stencil to store it there. For example, if you customized a Visio title shape for your company's logo, you could drag it onto a custom stencil or the Favorites stencil so you could easily access it while creating any diagram. Likewise, if you use the same shapes from several different stencils over and over and you'd like to consolidate them onto a single stencil, you can add those shapes to a custom stencil or the Favorites stencil.

Tip

You can't modify or add shapes to Visio stencils. You must create your own stencils, and then add shapes to them. You can, however, add shapes to the Favorites stencil. To open the Favorites stencil, click the Shapes button on the Standard toolbar, point to My Shapes, and then click Favorites. To add custom shapes to the stencil, drag them from the drawing page onto the stencil. When you drag the first shape onto the stencil, Visio asks you if you'd like to edit the stencil; click Yes. To quickly add Visio shapes to the Favorites stencil, right-click a Visio shape on a stencil, point to Add to My Shapes, and then click Favorites.



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