Visio is packaged with dozens of stencils containing simple or complex shapes that you can use to produce drawings of various types.
The TaskMap Stencil includes six TaskMap shapes that were designed by Harvard Computing Group, Inc., specifically to produce TaskMaps.
The following is an image of the TaskMap Stencil arranged horizontally.
If you hover the mouse over any of the TaskMap shapes in your stencil, descriptive text about the shape will appear as shown above for the Task Link.
Positioning the Stencil
You can position the TaskMap Stencil window in a variety of ways. You can make it float over the drawing page, or you can dock it at the top, bottom or side of the workspace. In any of those locations you can alter the size and shape of the stencil pane to fit your needs.
For drawing TaskMaps, many people find it convenient to make the stencil tall and thin and then dock it on the left side of the workspace as shown in the picture below.
Opening the TaskMap Stencil
The TaskMap stencil should open automatically when you select a TaskMap template to start a new drawing or when you open an existing TaskMap. If the TaskMap was saved without the stencil and you want to add additional shapes to the drawing, you can reopen and reattach the stencil using the procedure immediately below.
If the Stencil Is Missing
If the stencil does not appear when you open a TaskMap drawing, perform the following steps to reattach the stencil:
Open the TaskMap that does not have a stencil attached.