How to Create a Stick Figure in Visio

Microsoft Visio software lets you create flowcharts and diagrams consisting of shapes, text, hyperlinks and arrows. The program includes a number of basic and complex shapes from a simple circle to a stick figure. If you wish to create an original stick figure, connect several shapes until they resemble a human figure. If you prefer the program's original shapes, add the stick figure shape to your drawing.

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Open Visio and click on the New File button. Click the Open Template button and scroll to Diagram.

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Look through the Shapes window and left-click on a circular shape. Drag the shape into the center of the diagram and release the mouse button.

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Resize the shape, if desired. Click on the bottom corner of the shape until a green box appears. Drag the bottom corner of the green box inward to shrink the shape. Drag it outward to increase the size of the shape.

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Connect the circular shape to a long, oval or rectangle. Click the Connector tool and left-click the oval or rectangle. Drag the oval or rectangle under the circle. Release the mouse button.

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Click the Connector tool on a long, vertical rectangle. Drag and drop the rectangle so it rests on the bottom-right corner of the torso. Add another rectangle on the bottom-left corner of the torso.

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Add the automatic stick figure to a diagram or flow chart. Click inside the Search bar and enter People. Left-click on the People shape and drag it on to the diagram or flowchart.