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Submitted by on October 9, 2006 – 10:32 am | | 241890 views 101 Comments

Circular Multi-arrowsVisio users have been requesting the ability to add more than five stinking arrows to the Circular Arrow shape. This shape, which comes with Visio, is found in Charts and Graphs > Marketing Diagrams stencil.

This article’s accompanying download offers an improved version of this shape. It allows you to add up to 20 arrows, automatically color them, and choose from 3 arrowhead styles!

Microsoft’s Circular Arrow shape is not easily customizable by users, or even crazy people/experts like me. So in true Visio-addict-fashion, I’ve built a better, brand-spankin’ new mousetrap and posted it here for your enjoyment and consumption! Tell your friends: Free Custom Visio Marketing Shapes!!! Now that’s a mouthful!

Circular Multi-arrow Shapes

The shape comes in three flavors: Pointy Arrow, Streamlined Arrow and Bar. Each flavor comes in two “sizes”: up-to-10-arrows and up-to-20-arrows. That’s six bonus masters, just for reading this blog! Count ’em: SIX! That ought to satiate even the most arrow-hungry of you out there!

The three flavors differ mainly in arrowhead style:

Circular Multi-arrow Styles

The diagram explains more about how to use the shapes, and the options available via the shape’s context menu. I hope this helps a few of you make even more dazzling marketing diagrams!

Looking for a PowerPoint version of the Circular Multi-arrows shape? Go here: Circular Multi-arrows in Powerpoint!

Edit 2007.11.26 Visio 2002 format now available:

Circular Multi-arrow (Visio 2007 format) (281.55 KB) - 8229

Circular Multi-arrow (Visio 2002 format) (271.27 KB) - 1641


  • netrahalperin says:

    Hi Visio Guy,
    Will your Circular Multi-arrows stencil work with Visio Pro 2013? I tried but wasn’t able to get the coloring to work or the stencil to load into the “My Stencils” section.
    Thank You!

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