Some common Microsoft Visio forms or shapes are start or end, process, decision, sub process and document. Some other common shapes include data, on page reference, off page reference, alternate process and preparation.
The names of Microsoft Visio shapes suggest their use in flowchart creation. Apart from individual shapes Visio contains templates with predefined structures. Some of these templates are organizational charts, network equipment shapes, time lines, database diagrams and educational shapes. Network equipment shapes is a set of 24 shapes that includes shapes for racks and data center diagrams, whereas educational shapes provide shapes to represent molecules, mathematical functions and circuit diagrams.