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How to view or better yet, print the shaps available in visio pro 2007?

I have the pro version and I'm spending most of my time looking through each of the template shapes just trying to find the ones I need. Is there a way to export all the shapes and possibly print them for a cheat sheet?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Helmers

I don't think there is a way to print all of the shapes -- and I'm not sure you'd want to because there are many thousands of them!

Have you used the shape search window that opens when you open a drawing? It can help locate shapes based on keywords. Also, the shapes are grouped into reasonably logical categories, so if you select File/Shapes from the main menu in Visio, you do see the folders and subfolders full of shapes (I suspect this is what you've been doing from the sound of it.)

Having said all that, there is a third-party utility that provides dozens of functions -- including an option to display all shapes in any stencil you choose (one stencil at a time). The Visio SuperUtilities are here:
Look specifically for Stencil Display in the Stencils category. The utilities include a free trial and are only $21 if you decide to purchase. The price is a real bargain based on all the stuff the author has included in the package. (No, I have no affiliation with him.)
Scott Helmers

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Scott, thanks for the link. That program only half helped. I simply ended up opening each shape option and taking a screen shot. It took some time but I shouldn't have to do it again. Thanks!!
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