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Microsoft Visio: define data position on master shape

I am very very beginner at Visio and I have been struggling days on something which is probably very basic. I have a set of data defined in an excel file, this way: Name,Age,City Paul,23,Paris ...
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How do I quickly circle part of an image to highlight it in Photoshop as I would in Paint?

I can do something like what is shown in the following image very quickly in MS Paint: How can I do something similar, circle something in red or highlight some text in a rounded-corner rectangle, ...
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Draw or edit a freeform shape in Outlook message

I'm trying to add a circle to a screenshot that I added to an email message in Outlook. How do I do this in the message editor without using any external photo editing utilities?
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Visio stop shapes from changing shapes shape

How can I make it so that my shapes don't affect other shapes? For example I have a container for a bunch of use cases, once I put a "use case" oval in it, it stretches the box. If I wanted the box ...
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Triangles in a line HTML/CSS web design

I'm currently designing a website for a class and I am having difficulty figuring out how to line up the triangles to form a diamond. Thank you for your help all. Here's the page: Here's the CODE:
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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 to display information of a line such as width, color,… so it can be copied exactly?

I am using Visio 2010 and I have a Visio file with two lines, round corners as below. I have one question hope anyone could help me out. How to show the information of the line such as the width, ...
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Is it possible to create a parameterized shape in Visio

I am working on a harness layout diagram in Visio Pro 2016 and see that there are multiple shapes for various number of line busses eg. 2-line, 3-line, 4-line, and 8-line bus, and a corresponding N-...
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Creating transparent shapes on images in Visio

In Visio I need to put shapes on a map (image). I am trying to put circles around cities on a map, but the circle covers the map content. How do I put make this circle transparent, allowing the ...
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PowerPoint Shape Issues - Arrows Off Center and Join/Cap Types Unresponsive

I've got the same issue as what's referenced here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42562386/ms-powerpoint-arrows-are-off-center#new-answer Looks like that user hasn't posted on this side yet, ...
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How do you create a library of shapes for PowerPoint?

How do you make your own shapes that can be used like the stock PowerPoint shapes? Here is an example, See the PowerMockup Shapes? How do you create that kind of library? It doesn't seem it is the ...
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Shape data exchange via a connector

I am already quite a time a VISIO user but this was merely as a graphic designer. Since a few months I try to add data to my shapes and put some inteligence behind the shapes. I discovered lot of ...
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Keep Word Art arrow shapes behind text when grouping?

I'm using Word Art shapes to create charts with text boxes overlaid on arrows. I cannot figure out how to: Group the text boxes and arrows so that the boxes always appear on top. Nor can I: ...
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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: How ...
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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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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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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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How to group a picture and a shape in Word 2013?

How to group a picture and a shape/text box in Microsoft Word 2013? I have discovered that I can't group pictures as well. Does "Group" command concerned with grouping shapes only? Are there any ...
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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: UPDATE:...
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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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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 ...