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Changing a line's length in Visio without affecting its angle

Is there a way to lock the angles of lines?I would like to be able to set a line’s angle and then resize it by grabbing one end and dragging it around, without concern of changing the line’s angle. ...
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How to replace a specific character using Visio find and replace

Using Visio 2016. I want to do a page-scoped find and replace to renumber a bunch of part labels from, e.g., 301, 302, 303, ... to 401, 402, 403, ... The Visio find and replace includes a wildcard ...
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How to change a page in Microsoft Visio from Foreground to Background?

How do you move a page, say Cover here from 'Foreground Pages' to 'Background Pages'?         I have tried drag 'n drop but not working. Currently my only solution is to create a blank Background ...
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Strip away individual shape colors/styles of Visio shapes and restore to theme default?

I have a Visio 2016 process flow document that someone else created. They individually set the colors (and other style attributes) for the shapes on the page. Is there any way to clear away all the ...
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Visio 2016: Unable to Zoom when Editing Embedded Files (Excel spreadsheets)

I am using Visio 2016 and having a constant, irritating issue. I need to edit embedded Excel spreadsheets everyday. Without fail, whenever I double-click the spreadsheet object in order to enter Edit ...
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Visio 2016 Shape Protection cannot be removed

I am using a Visio 2016 Cross-Functional Flowchart template - Vertical layout. I added two swimlane columns to the two columns in the prebuilt template, then resized them so that they evenly fit ...
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Importing Entity Relationships from Excel into Visio

Looking for help/any advice importing a very large many-to-many entity relationship diagram from data in Excel into a relationship diagram in Visio. My data is identifying upstream & downstream ...
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Pasting text with line-breaks into Visio shape strips line-breaks

In Visio 2016 I can't figure out how to paste text into a shape and retain line breaks. To reproduce: Create a shape or text box in Visio. Copy some multi-line text from Excel or a text file. Paste ...
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In Visio Professional 2016 my hyperlinks will only launch our Intranet home page, not the specific documents I'm linking to

I've used various ways to insert the document URL into the Visio shape: I've pasted the URL into the Address field I've tried with and without 'Use relative path for hyperlink' I've tried clicking '...
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How can you disable shapes from being selected?

How can you disable shapes from being selected? If I do a CTRL + A, is there anyway to set a shape so that it is excluded from the selection?
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Microsoft Visio Page settings

I used to use Visio years ago (2003 version), recently installed it again(2016 version) to make some technical drawings. But it has been frustrating to say the least. What i wish is that the "page" ...
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Unable to Link MS Visio shape to specific MS Word document page (other than the 1st page)

I am using MS Office 2016 and Visio Professional. I created a process flow chart with 20+ shapes. I am now trying to create hyperlinks in Visio that will open to a specific page or paragraph in MS ...
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Inserted Images are Blurry (not original resolution) in Visio 2016

In Microsoft Visio (2016) whenever I insert an image of higher quality it turns up super blurry. I have tried to disable the compression already but whenever I attempt to change the setting, not only ...
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Draw a line with horizontal-level text

I would like to use the line tool to draw a line between two connectors such that text I put on the line is parallel to the top and bottom of the drawing, instead of being parallel to the line. I ...
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How to hide the dropdown button of the excel table while printing in Visio Professional 2016

I am inserting an excel sheet through an object (Excel sheet) in a visio and trying to make a diagram using a table. While printing the visio drawing i am getting the dropdown button of the table with ...
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Visio 2016 is not showing pages on the bottom and unable to navigate around pages

Visio 2016 is not showing pages on the bottom and unable to navigate around pages. Visio 2016 file is saved as a GROUP name and missing the page tab at the bottom.
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Visio 2016 database diagram - how change data types and realign separator

I cannot find any window to list my entity's fields with their types. I found only way to set data type for specific field by typing on that data type field and write it manually (look at enclosed ...
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Why can't I rename shapes in Visio?

Am I doing something wrong? I can't seem to rename a shape more than once, and I cannot reference any shapes by their "given" names, only by their shape ID. Here's what I'm doing in Visio 2016 ...
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How to pan in visio like in a PDF viewer with the "hand" tool?

In Visio 2016 we can pan the canvas by dragging middle mouse button: . But I want to pan the canvas by dragging like in a PDF viewer with . How to do that?
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Visio - define style for specific shape type

My use of Visio 2016 has been revolutionized by discovery of adding "Define Style" to my ribbon. I would like to set some specific text styling for a specific shape type. For example, I want all off-...
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Visio 2016 Font Transparency (Watermark)

Searching how to make a font translucent, transparent, or look like a watermark in Visio seems to be elusive. It's common to see the question asked for the word Draft or Confidential, but every guide ...
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Visio Printing Page Size and Printer

My drawing page size and Printer page size show they are the same in Visio printer page setup. Print preview screen is blank and when I print there is nothing on the page My goalis to have a A1 size ...
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Can I add a webpage (browser) to a visio diagram?

Can I add a webpage(browser) to a Visio diagram? Edit -- Additional Info: I do not wish to add a hyperlink. I want to view the webpage in the diagram. I know that there are webparts that can do ...
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Visio 2016- shape lines automatically get thicker when shape size is increased - how do I disable this?

I would like to resize shapes in Visio 2016 without changing the line thickness of the shape. For example, in a circuit diagram, I would like to change the length of a Ground Shape or Transmission ...
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Can't install Visio 2016, "the following products can not be installed at the same time"

I'm trying to install visio 2016 (licence for 5 installs, but only 3 have been used so far) on a office PC but when I do I get this error message: I thought I this was because office 2010 was ...
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Multiple parallel connectors between shapes in Visio

I have two rectangles in Visio 2016. I would like to add multiple parallel connectors between them: ----------- | | <-- rectangle 1 ----------- | | <------- connectors ----------- ...
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Visio 2016 "UML Sequence" stencil missing "Alternative fragment"

I'm trying to create a sequence diagram in Visio 2016 Standard, however the "alternative fragment" that would allow me to identify and describe alternative flows on the diagram does not appear in the ...
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Delete Visio search shapes history

Can anyone help me delete the history in the Shapes search panel? I can't bear to see that long list clutter my work space like that.
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Visio - Change width of swimlane labels in cross-functional flow chart

I have a number of cross-functional flowcharts created in Visio 2016. I would like to increase the depth of the labels of the swimlanes as in the image below. I have attempted selecting individual ...
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Word (2016 or 365) can't edit embedded Visio objects, with Visio 2016 installed

I just started working for a new employer that makes heavy use of Visio. I need to manage some existing documents, and one change that's been requested of me is that I make some minor changes to an ...
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Use Segoe MDL2 Assets and other unicode fonts with Private Use Characters in Visio

Microsoft supplies its Windows iconset as a font now. All icons are part of the subrange "Private Use Characters": I really enjoy drawing our Windows screen concepts in Microsoft Visio. However, to ...
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Is it possible to create a word-cloud of arbitrary shape with Visio?

I would like to create a shape that would allow me to create a kind of word-cloud with horizontal text in which the overall shape defines a boundary inside which the text can freely flow. Is this ...
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Swimlanes background colour change

When I export my visio file to a webpage the background of the swimlanes changes from white to blue. I recently added more swimlanes and after exporting it as a webpage the new lanes are a lighter ...
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Apply Visio Theme selectively by tab in Visio 2016

I have a drawing that has hand-selected colors and I want to retain those colors while I'm creating a new diagram with a theme. When I apply a theme to the new tab, it converts the original to all ...
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Align rotation of text with straight connector in Visio 2016

I have a straight connector between two elements in Visio 2016. I'd like to label it but if I try to add label and rotate it doesn't 'snap' in aligned position. Is there a way to align it other than ...
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Lock size of some master shape children

I am trying to make a master shape which allows me to lock the size of some of its children. The specific example is to create a border to a square as seen in the attached picture. The issue I am ...
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How are connection points of an actor lifeline arranged?

I'm creating an UML Sequence diagram, and I'm wondering how the connection points of an actor lifeline are arranged (placed closer together compared to others). It seems to be rather random. The ...
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visio strangeness modifying shapesheet

I am trying to make a slight modification to Visio's Bent Arrow shapesheet. I want it to not draw the small line at the opposite end of the arrow. I opened the shapesheet, found the "LineTo" geometry ...
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Printing Comments in Visio 2016

I can't figure out how to print the comments I've included in my Visio diagram. I found a macro that was supposed to work in Visio 2013. It did create an object that had the title headers, Reviewer, ...
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Exported PDFs from Visio 2016 not showing hyperlinks

I am using Visio 2016, and the PDFs I generate via "save as", "export", or even other 3rd party PDF generation tools (Adobe Acrobat, PDFCreator, etc) do not show the hyperlinks on the objects printed ...
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Change selection highlight color in Microsoft Visio Pro 2016 x64

In Visio 2010, if I selected, for example, a group of lines, the highlight in those lines to show that they were selected would be a thin, bright pink line. I just installed Visio Pro 2016 x64. ...
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