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How To Edit Body Header Title In Visio 2010

Visio 2010 includes list of new Border & Title styles which give better look to the diagram but changing them can be irksome as most of times we overlook the new open background window, which allows us to change the title, border box shape, and size. In this post we will be guiding you through how to insert and edit Border & Title.

Open Visio 2010 Diagram on which you want to Insert diagram header.

use case diagramn

To begin with, first we will add header from Visio 2010 inherent Borders & Titles list. Navigate to Design tab and from Borders & Titles, select desired border.

borders & styles

The specified border with title will show up, Visio 2010 doesn’t allow you to change border style and page title/header from main diagram window.

You will see a new diagram page tab at the bottom of the window, by the name of VBackground-1.


Now switch to background page, double-click the title to select the title box.

title 1

Navigate to Home tab and from Tools group, click Text. It will now allow you to edit the header. For removing extra boxes; date area and page number, select the box area and press Delete on keyboard.

home tab

Now switch to main diagram window to view the changes.

use case diagram 1

You can also check out previously reviewed guides on How to send Visio Drawing as Email Attachment in PDF & XPS format and How to Link Excel spreadsheet with Visio diagram.

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  • Allen

    thanks, this was driving me crazy, I just could not figure out how to edit the “Title”

  • Glenn

    ditto what Allen said. Was driving me crazy as well.

  • Greg

    Thnx for the post, i’m assuming this is straight forward and logical to the average user?

  • Mikael

    was driving me crazy too.

  • Andrew

    Same here and the help file was no help. Thank you very much.

  • Sudhakara

    It helped a lot, Thanks

  • Dominic

    Thank you!

    And @MicrosoftVisioTeam: WTF??

  • Joseph Brown

    Thank you!!

  • It was driving me crazy too. Thanks.

  • Alien

    Thankz, all of us going Nuts!

  • Crazy nuts here as well. Didn’t even see the new tab at the bottom. Thanks!

  • Mark

    Yeah, you actually need this information because the UI is so unintuitive that you’ll never figure out how to change a title on your own.

  • Bena

    Thanks – helps a lot 🙂

  • MissGWonder

    It was driving me crazy as well! Thank you very much

  • jb

    thanks! this was driving me nuts

  • Anak TKJ

    Thanks Brother!!
    In Indonesian :
    Mkasih bro!

  • Emma

    Thanks thats really helpful! Easy when you know how… 🙂

  • dkdkdk

    And I was changing the title in the info section … silly me 😉