Global command to remove all connectors; saving as a WORD document; Visio Viewer?


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Global command to remove all connectors; saving as a WORD document; Visio Viewer?

Postby plucero » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:14:29 GMT

When one creates a flowchart that spans several pages, is there a way
to globally remove all connectors?
Is there a way to globally remove them at least for a page?
Also, a developer here who I do Visio flowcharts for doesn't have Visio
and wanted me to save a diagram as a Word Document.  That was not a
file/save as document format available in 2003....  Is there a way to
do this???
Is there a Visio Viewer?
Thanks ,
:  )

Re: Global command to remove all connectors; saving as a WORD document; Visio Viewer?

Postby Al Edlund » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 22:22:08 GMT

There is a visio viewer on microsoft downloads. There is not a global 
command to remove connectors.

Re: Global command to remove all connectors; saving as a WORD document; Visio Viewer?

Postby Michel LAPLANE » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:54:37 GMT

Here is a trick to select all connector :
When you drop a connector a layer "Connector" is automatically created. So 
you can use the "select by type" command of the edit menu. Choose "layer" 
Check "Connector" to select all the connector. Click OK and delete the 


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