How to Hide a Background in Visio 2013

1. Enable Developer Tools



2. Create Your Background and Customization File

3. Lock it down. (Enable Drawing Explorer)



4. Right click on the file name (C:\Users\etc...) and click "Protect Document" and then pick "Backgrounds". This is the Microsoft recommended method: http://goo.gl/PxS9EC 



5. Before you save the document as a template. Make sure that you open one page and select background.


6. Save and close. Your now good to go.




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