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Visio 2013 What happened to the Shapes

Allen Pitts
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Hello experts,

For years when Visio was used there was over on the left under the Clipboard group a Shapes dialogue box that allowed one to open groups of Shapes and search for Shapes.

Now no longer is the Shapes box not there it cannot be found anywhere in the application. The only thing that I can think of that I did to change the application was open a dialogue called Drawing Explorer.

How do I get the Shapes and Stencils dialogue box back?

Thanks.

Allen in Dallas
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Scott CSenior Engineer
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Visio 2013 includes a new set of network shapes, but it also retains the older, 3-D style of network shapes that have been part of earlier versions of Visio. However, your suspicion is correct -- the specific server shapes you're looking for are included with the Professional edition of Visio 2013 and are not included with Standard.

Found here...https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28186365/Missing-Visio-stencils-shapes.html

Do you have the Standard version of Visio 2013?
Allen PittsBusiness analyst

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I have Visio Professional 2013.
But I don't really care about 3-D network shapes that much. I am just looking for the basic flow chart shapes and business shapes like rounded rectangle. And more importantly, the dialogue box, see the attached GIF.

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