In previous Visio version I was able to "open" shapes which opened up a new drawing containing only the shape. In this mode you could edit/change/modify (e.g. remove certain parts) shapes that come with Visio. The command for opening a shape was the last entry in the edit menu called "[shape name] open...".
In Visio 2010 with it's new ribbon menu band I am not able to find something similar. Where is this function hidden?
Update: I found out that this feature is sill included in Visio 2010 - however I am still looking for the GUI element. At the moment I use the following work-around:
- Enable the "development tab"
- Select the shape to be edited
- Open the "Shape name" dialog and memorize the Name
- Replace in the Macro printed at the end of this question "Sheet.53" with the memorized shape name
- Start the macro
Sub Macro1() Dim s As Shape Set s = Application.ActiveWindow.Page.Shapes.Item("Sheet.53") s.OpenDrawWindow.Activate End Sub