A title block can consist of the following:
|Static Text||Text that does not change over projects or pages, e.g. addresses or company names.|
|Static Graphics||Graphics that does not change. e.g. logos or client logos.|
|Automatic Text||Automatic fields that is automatically updated by Visio, e.g. editing dates, scale and page numbers.|
|User Data (Document Scope)||User editable data that applies for a single project, e.g. Project name, site name or any data that applies over the entire project.|
|User Data (Page Scope)||User editable data that applies for the current page only, e.g. page title, page author, etc.|
To create your own title block:
The title block zones automatically setup and divide your page into location zones based on your settings in menu Electra | Document Options.
Use drawing and text tools on Visio to create graphics and text or import an image. If necessary, group them and place them in the desired location on your title block.
Electra provides a host of automatic shapes including pages, scales and editing dates that can be placed on your title blocks. Just drag and drop them onto your drawing from the Title Block stencil. Right click on them for more options and place them at your desired position.
To create User Data:
The User Data rectangle is now ready to be used on your custom title block. Drag the handles of the rectangle to position and resize your user data.
After selecting all shapes that make up your custom title block, group them together, the click on menu Electra | Title Blocks | Create Title Block. Type in a name and prompt for your custom title block, and click ok. Your new custom title block will now be saved and stored in a stencil of your choosing, ready to be used.
To use your custom title block:
Your custom title block will automatically center on your drawing.
To edit and modify title blocks:
An icon will be generated automatically when the title block is added to a stencil. Right click on the title block in the stencil and select Edit Icon to modify icons. After creating custom icons, right click on the title block in the stencil, select Master Properties, and make sure to deselect Generate Icon automatically from shape data (In Visio 2010 it's called a preview).