For example, the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil contains only common flowchart shapes.
More specialized flowchart shapes are in other stencils, such as the Work Flow Objects and TQM Diagram Shapes.
If there are a lot of stencils in the template, the title bar area will have a scroll bar and some title bars will be hidden; scroll to find them all.
You can also expand the title bar area by dragging the bottom divider bar down, so all the title bars are visible.
To create your drawing, all you need to do is drag shapes from stencils onto the blank drawing page and connect them to one another.
With Visio Professional Edition, you can also import data from an external data source. To see the data for an individual shape, open the Shape Data window at Data Shape Data Window, then select the shape.When you drag a shape from a stencil onto your drawing page, the original shape remains on the stencil. The shape that you put on your drawing is a copy — also called an instance — of that master.From most Visio stencils, you can drag as many instances of the same shape onto your drawing as you want.When you open a template, the shapes you need open with it, in collections called stencils.The stencils that open with the Basic Flowchart template are called Arrow Shapes, Backgrounds, and Basic Flowchart Shapes.