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In Visio 2010, how can I change the shape of a single element?

If I create a new one, I'd have to re-apply text, connections and format.

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I am fairly sure there is no way to directly do this in Visio. It may be possible to come close to this feature by writing some code using Visio's VBA support - however that would be a relatively complex task. Can you explain more about why it is you need to do this? Perhaps we can find some other options that will help. –  saveenr Oct 11 '11 at 3:33

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I asked this question directly to the Program Manager of Visio 2010 at Microsoft during an internal MS event on campus and the answer was: "This is not possible". I have been missing this feature since Visio 2003 and hope that it will be finally added in the next version of Office.

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An update: this feature was added to Visio 2013

See: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/officedevdocs/archive/2012/08/23/change-shapes-in-visio-2013.aspx

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Thanks for the info! Oh finally! Good thingI'm already on Office 2013. –  peterchen Feb 8 '13 at 10:30

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