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VSS File Format

Stencil file (Microsoft Visio)

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The VSS file extension is primarily associated with a raster graphics stencil file for Microsoft Visio. VSS stands for ViSio Stencil.

Visio is office software used to create  flowcharts and other diagrams. The program includes a collection of pre-defined shapes and pre-drawn objects that can be included in a VSD (Visio drawing) file.

Some VSS files are included with Visio; the user may also create them. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint can import VSS files.


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This was last updated in September 2010
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