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Display a list of ALL shapes in Visio

Started by tlweekesy, October 14, 2013, 01:33:18 AM

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Does anyone know of how to display all shapes available in Visio, this makes it easier when trying to find a specific shape.


All shapes you can see in «Drawing Explorer» Window, like as

This window available only in developer mode. Article by John Goldsmith is very helpfull

Paul Herber

There is no way to do that directly. It would take quite a long time as it would involve opening every stencil in turn and then extracting the information ... and some stencils may not be accessible directly, they may only be visible from within a template or add-in.
And, some shapes have a contect menu (right-click the shape) to change the shape. There used to be a stencil display feature within Visio but this was withdrawn quite some time ago. It would show the entire content of a stencil within a pagae (or more).
I've added something similar as a free feature within my utilities:
Electronic and Electrical engineering, business and software stencils for Visio -

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