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Diagramming software for Windows and part of Microsoft's Office suite. Visio can be used to create documents such as flowcharts, organization charts, network topologies, and software architecture diagrams.

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FillForegnd in Shapesheet using wrong data

I have a work related problem and, as such, I cannot attach the example file. I use dynamic shapes as part of a diagram, where the user can change the shape data (i.e. change a category) and the ...
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Why does Visio “Auto Size”, when it expands the size of the foreground page downward, seem to shift background page objects upward?

Steps to reproduce: Create new Basic Diagram (US Units) document Change Page-1 to Type "Background" (Right-click page tab > Page Setup...) Add Basic Shape to Page-1 (anywhere; default size OK) Add ...
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How to display information of a line such as width, color,… so it can be copied exactly?

I am using Visio 2010 and I have a Visio file with two lines, round corners as below. I have one question hope anyone could help me out. How to show the information of the line such as the width, ...
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VISIO not allowing grouping the shapes in database diagram

After reverse engineering a SQL Db in VISIO 2010, I tried the this MSDN tutorial to group some shapes (tables) in the database diagram but got the following error: Error VISIO database solution ...
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Can't get a straight line connector in Visio

When I try to draw a connection between the two points highlighted in the pink circles, Visio gives me the stupid right-angled line as shown. Why is it doing this? I just want a straight line between ...
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How do I change line default in Visio

I draw a lot of rectilinear swimming pools using Visio 2010, using a lot of lines. How do I permanently change the default of the line tool to be SQUARE and NOT round?
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How to overlay a line on a visio 2010 diagram

I have a drawing of a process that has three swim lanes. Imagine taking a print out of that and using a yellow highlighter, drawing a line of the actual process a customer experienced. How can I ...
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Visio 2010 - Timeline Block Interval Shape - Connectors

I'm working on a swimlane schedule that generates its dates via an excel spreadsheet. For this I found a great tutorial online (see link below) however I'm struggling with how to connect the interval ...
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Visio 2010 'selection handle box' line properties

Can the Visio 2010 selection box properties be changed? This is not the shape itself, but is the box with the handles that appears when you click on a shape. Mine is a light blue dashed line. ...
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Cannot change pattern fill in visio

Can anyone help me with changing the distance between lines? I used Pattern fill 07 and when I save the file with high the resolution, I get a too dense fill.
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Visio Timeline Start/Finish Date position

In Visio, I have a timeline that is 2 years long, with intervals every quarter. The dates for the quarters show immediately below the timeline, but the start and finish dates for the timeline display ...
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Shape data exchange via a connector

I am already quite a time a VISIO user but this was merely as a graphic designer. Since a few months I try to add data to my shapes and put some inteligence behind the shapes. I discovered lot of ...
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Can't resize Visio 2010 entities

Please don't mark as a duplicate (this is a similar question). I am making a Database diagram in Visio 2010, but when I add a table entity, I can't resize it. I've tried changing the protection, I've ...
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How can I change the duration of tasks in a Visio 2010 Gantt chart into hours instead of days?

I am trying to create a Gantt chart with lots of smaller tasks which often last for only 3 to 4 hours. Is there a way of having the duration column in hours and not days? Thanks!
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Reset size of an embedded object to its “natural” size in Visio 2010

Embedded objects typically have a "natural" size. For example a 200x200 image with 100 dpi has a natural size of 2x2 inches. Similarly, a MathType formula has a natural size in which its native font ...

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