Making new templates visible to Visio
For Visio 2003 Microsoft added a feature folder named 'My Shapes'. Any Visio stencil placed in this folder will appear in the list
of available stencils on the (Visio 2003/2007) menu File -> Shapes or (Visio 2010/2013/2016) More Shapes -> My Shapes menu.
This feature is very useful when distrubuting Visio stencils to other users. All you have to do is to tell them to put them in their
'My Shapes' folder and they can use them immediately. You can even create new folders under the 'My Shapes' folder and Visio will see
the name and use it to help sort your stencils. Useful.
Open the Options menu:
You will see that there is a file path in the My Shapes section, just copy and paste that into the My Templates section. Click OK and close all the dialogs.
You may need to restart Visio.
Comments:Add comment on this article