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Yahoo has published some stencils for use in Visio (

How can I use these in Visio 2003?

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Just open in Visio doesn't work? – MicTech Jul 27 '09 at 13:24
D'oh! I never even tried that - I was assuming that they were a collection of shapes I could add! – chris Jul 27 '09 at 15:04
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  • Download the Visio Extension file: Visio(XML) from the Yahoo page
  • Unzip the file

The zip contains *.vdx files. Unzip these and open directly in Visio. To do so, either:

  • Double click directly on file in windows explorer


  • In Visio: File > Open > Browse to File > Open
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