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I'm using Visio to make a UML diagram. When I double click on an object, it gives me a textbox labelled "Documentation". How can I make it so this text is displayed on the object itself in the diagram - so viewers don't have to double click it to see the text?

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You've not specified a version of Visio, but here's what I've got for Visio 2003.

Once you've created an object on the page, right-click and select Shape Display Options..., ensure Properties is ticked and return to the page.

This doesn't seem to work for some object types (because Properties cannot be enabled) and I personally don't like the way it is displayed, but hopefully that might help.

The alternative is to just add Note objects to your diagram instead, but then the text is stored in the diagram itself and not the UML model.

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