How can I tell what each Visio template is for?

Visio provides many diagram templates and shapes, some simple, some quite complex. Each template serves a different purpose ranging from plumbing plans to computer networks.

The easiest way to find out about the templates and what they are for is to browse through the Template Categories.

  1. Start Visio.

    Visio starts with the Template Categories open. If Visio is already open:

    1. Click the File tab.

    2. Click New.

  2. In the Template Categories window, in the list of categories, click a category; for example, Flowchart.

    1. All of the templates in the Flowchart category appear in the central window.

  3. Click the Basic Flowchart picture.

    The image of the template is displayed in a details pane on the right, along with a brief description of what this template is used for.

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