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Visio 2016: Name of next page

I have a Visio 2016 document which is 10 pages long. What I would like to do is to have a shape with the name of the next page. Example: On Page 1 the shape would say "Next page: Page 2". On Page 2 ...
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Powerpoint 2013 - create theme with shapes/images?

Is it possible to create a theme that has objects in it? E.g. if I insert images (NOT stretched background images) and a solid rectangle? I don't want to manually copy the images/shapes into every ...
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canvas available in ms word 2016 (mac version)?

For drawing in an MS Word for Mac 2016 document, a canvas is apparently no longer necessary. Is it nevertheless available in any way? I liked them; they helped keep things contained. UPDATE: I am ...
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In powerpoint, is there anyway to have “resize shape to fix text” to only grow horizontally? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out if there is a way in powerpoint when i am using "Resize shape to fix text" i can make the vertical height of a shape fix and if the text in a shape can't fit that the shape ...
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How can I add a shape into a table so it retains the shape properties?

When inserting a shape to a table, the shape isn't really inside the table at all. It just floats independently of the table. If I cut the shape and paste it into the table, then it's actually IN ...
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Labeling a shape in Excel 2007 VBA

I've created a macro to make shapes using AddShape.  I name it with .name but I can't put a label on the shape icon with the macro. If you manually click on a shape you can enter a formula to place a ...
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Visio Protection: Lock line width but allow colour change

I'm creating a Visio shape using basic shapes. I'd like to lock the line width of my elements, and I'd also like to allow colours to be changed. If I select the Developer > Protection > Format ...
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Photoshop: Two different shapes, one on top of another, remove excess parts?

Sorry if the title is confusing. Basically, I have two shapes like this (black glasses, white shape in the middle) on separate layers: I want to remove the excess parts marked in red like this: ...
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Irregular Run-Time Errors in VBA using Copy Paste of a Shape

I'm curious about 2 VBA runtime errors. The curious thing is: 9 out of 10 times the code works perfectly fine. But from time to time one of the 2 following runtime errors appears: Run-Time error '...
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Microstation, changing existing line segment into arc?

Similar to this question, is there an option in Microstation to turn an existing line segment into an arc? I have to change the outline of a shape and turn two separate line segments into arcs. Is ...
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Can I mask an object in microstation?

Using Microstation V8i, I know there are options for clipping and masking references, but is there a way to mask something in the original file? I have a shape that I don't want to alter/delete, but I ...
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Pin line/arrow to bar-chart elements

I'd like to pin some lines in order to follow the movement of stacked 100% bar-chart elements. As you can see from the screenshot below Right behavior the arrow are more or less in the middle of ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Arc box is too large

When creating a quarter-arc as a pointer, the box needs to effectively be twice as long as the actual shape. Is there any standard shape I'm not thinking of which doesn't feature a shape box which ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 Macro Issue

Here's a macro I recorded, but it won't run. When I click on the name and the on Run, nothing appears. I know how to record and use them, but I can't get recorded macros to run for the ff: Circle Red (...
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How can I move the position of the autoconnect arrow on Microsoft Visio

I am creating a new shape, a circle with a second text box on its side, and I would like to have the autoconnect arrow (the blue one that let you add a linked shape next to it) stay on the circle. In ...
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How to resize Word shape object with keyboard?

I have some shapes that are very small. I can move these with the arrow keys, but resizing them does not seem to be possible (eg. with Shift-arrow or Ctrl-arrow). The Keyboard shortcuts for working ...
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Add anchored shapes in the margin area in Word

I need to rewrite a resume in PDF to Word. The section headers are marked with additional rectangles in the margin area, like this: How would I do that in MS Word, in the .docx format? I found some ...
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How can I change the color of a custom shape in photoshop with multiple colors?

I am working with custom shapes in photoshop and when I click bucket fill, it fills the entire image with one color. Are there ways to make the image multiple colors? For instance, if I had a ...
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Word 2010/2013 - add a tick symbol to shapes

Word's insert shapes feature is great but I can't find a tick symbol anywhere. Now of course I can add a symbol (i.e. font character) but I want a picture I can easily re-position on the page and ...
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Shapes adjusted closer in Visio 2010

I searched for my query but could not find any better answer. I need to adjust my shapes closer so that I can fix most of my shapes in one page. Currently there is larger space between the shapes if I ...
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Select Omnigraffle control points hidden underneath selection handles

I have a custom shape in OmniGraffle 6. I don't know how to select the control points (little blue diamonds) because they are hidden underneath the object selection handles (little white squares). How ...
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Unable to locate a specific shape in Visio

I'm trying to create (convert) a Visio architecture diagram from an existing image which is available in the format of JPG extension. My question is, in this complete architecture diagram which I'm ...
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PowerPoint’s “Save as Picture” adds unwanted space to resulting image

When I right-click a textbox shape and select "Save as Picture", no matter what format I choose, the resulting image has unwanted space in it. For example, if I have a textbox shape with text "Label",...
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How can I add additional connector (glue) points to a shape in word or powerpoint?

How can I add additional connector points to a shape in word or powerpoint? In openoffice draw these are called glue points. What I want in ms powerpoint: What I can do in open office draw: ...
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Visio shapes stencils Metro style

I can not find Visio Stencil Metro style for simple services: DNS, DHCP, RRAS, and so on. Found Visio stencil at Metro: New Office Visio Stencil Office Visio Stencil for Exchange 2013. If possible,...
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can't select the shape in excel

I have a problem today that is the first time I meet it. I have opened an old file (this file from 2005), then this contain of flowchart which made from excel's autoshape. Then I want to make some ...
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Microsoft Visio - What is the shape name if it exists?

I am trying to depict an x number of servers. I want to do something like this: (pic of server 1) (pic of server 2) ... (pic of server n) What is the standard way to depict the "..." part? I tried ...
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Is there a way to create a custom shape library in Word?

I have a number of custom symbols I use regularly in Word. Right now, I have them saved as individual shapes in a Word document. I keep this open and cut-and-paste shapes as needed. However, I'd ...
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How to visually group a set of shapes in a drawing canvas in Word 2010?

I'm drawing a flow chart in Word 2010 with the drawing canvas and shapes. I have a subset of the canvas that I want to visually "group" together (maybe draw a dotted box around these shapes) so that ...
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Draw single round cornered rectangle in word 2007

In word 2007, is there any single round cornered rectangle shape available (i.e only one corner as rounded) ? or do we have to draw our own ?
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Need to convert SVG, EPS or PDF to Photoshop custom shape

I have an object in vector in SVG, EPS and PDF formats. I need any of them to be imported to Adobe Photoshop as a custom vector shape. How can I do that? Thanks a lot in advance
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Text boxes in excel disappear when worksheet is copied into new workbook

(Using Excel 2010) I am trying to copy a worksheet that has text boxes and paste it into an existing workbook. When I copy the worksheet (CTRL+A+A or right click-copy) and paste the worksheet in the ...
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Edit a shape with Visio 2010?

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 ...
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iWork '09 collection of shapes as single movable object

Is is possible to create a kind of shape-'group' in pages, which allows you to maintain and/or drag an image consisting of multiple shapes?
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Microsoft Visio missing shape templates

I'm using MS Visio 2003 Standard. When I first was using it 3 years ago, it would let you search a database of thousands of ready-made templates, which I think Microsoft hosted at their own website. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to Create Outlines from Shapes

I have a complex shape created with the Pen Tool from a vendor (some shapes have strokes, others don't -- and they all combine to create one final shape). I need to convert the shape into an OUTLINE ...
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Where is a database shape in Visio?

I am trying to document an architecture in Visio, and I can't find a shape for a database. I see servers, clients, etc. - but no database.
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Exporting shapes from Visio

Is there a way to export shapes (included vector clipart) that are preinstalled with MS Visio? Copy/paste only copies them as bitmaps, without preserving the transparency. I also tried to export the ...