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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.


  1. 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.

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

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