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The TaskMap Template

Each TaskMap template stores a copy of the Visio workspace, including a preformatted Drawing Page and the TaskMap Stencil.

A drawing page can have different dimensions than the paper on which the TaskMap will be printed. This can be helpful because it gives you more space to place objects on the drawing page, yet when printed, the drawing page will be scaled down automatically to fit on the printed page.

TaskMap includes four templates with the following names and characteristics (note: all standard TaskMap templates use landscape orientation):

Template Name Description

  • TaskMap Template 1 -- 8.5x11 Drawing page and printer page are both 8.5 by 11 inches.
  • TaskMap Template 2 -- 10x13 on 8.5x11 Drawing page is 10 by 13 inches; printer page is 8.5 by 11.
  • TaskMap Template 3 -- ISO A4 Drawing page and printer page are both ISO A4 (297mm x 210mm).
  • TaskMap Template 4 -- ISO A3 on A4 Drawing page is ISO A3 (420mm x 297mm); printer page ISO A4 (297mm x 210mm).

The TaskMap installation program prompts you to select one of these four templates as your default template. Your default template choice will appear on your desktop and in the TaskMap folder on the Windows Start/All Prgrams menu.

You can use the TaskMap templates to create new TaskMaps in several ways:

  • Double-click the TaskMap icon on the desktop.
  • Click the Windows Start button, then select the TaskMap entry in the All Programs/TaskMap folder.
  • Use Visio’s File/New menu then select a template from the TaskMap folder.
  • Visio 2003/2007: Click the down arrow next the New Document icon on the Visio Formatting toolbar and select a template from the TaskMap folder.

You can also create a customized TaskMap Template to store role names, logos or other information that you would like to reuse. For more information, see Saving a Customized TaskMap Template. To customize the drawing page size so that it can contain more shapes, or to create a customized printer page size to take advantage of a large format printer or plotter, see Adjusting Drawing Page and Printer Page Size.

TaskMap templates are stored in specific locations for each version of Visio:

If you installed TaskMap using the default installation path, the folder containing the TaskMap templates is in one of two locations depending on your version of Windows:

32-bit versions of Windows

C:\Program Files\TaskMap\Templates\TaskMap\

64-bit versions of Windows

C:\Program Files (x86)\TaskMap\Templates\TaskMap\