I'm making a document in Visio where I'd like to insert a picture of a person, but masked so that it is within an oval. I could edit each picture outside of Visio to be an oval, but I'd rather not do that. Basically the only option I've found online is this guy's: http://www.visguy.com/2007/07/29/masking-images-in-visio/
Where he describes making your image a custom pattern and filling a shape with that pattern. That's...bad. I'd rather not have to do that for every image.
There are a few problems with this, though - every available coin has text in it, and has protections so you can't remove it. I've attempted to mess with the protections or edit the master, but it won't let me. Also, you can't move the image around within that cut-off circular frame - instead, it fills the frame with the image and that's it.
Is there any way in Visio to draw a shape, fill that shape with an image, then resize that image to fit well within the mask? If the functionality for this doesn't exist, then Visio simply isn't the tool for me, which is fine. But it does make the diagrams pretty easy.