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Line with extensions.

Postby UGhpbGlwcGUgQy4 » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:26:00 GMT

Having a look at the "Part and Assembly drawing" template, in the stencil 
"Drawing Tool Shapes", I came across the mystical "Line with extensions" 
I think I did what the help says, but the fragmentation does not work.  
Visio 2003.


Use the Line with extensions shape
From Drawing Tool Shapes, drag the Line with extensions shape onto the 
drawing page.
To resize the line, drag an endpoint  or .
To change the length of the line beyond the endpoint, drag a control handle .
Use this shape with the Fragment command to create new shapes. To ensure 
proper alignment and overlap of lines, position the shape's endpoints on the 
edge of the shape you want to fragment, and then drag the extensions outside 
the shape. After you use the Fragment command, the line with extensions is 
deleted. You can move the pieces of the fragmented shape independently, as 
shown in the illustration.

Position the Line with extensions shape on top of the rectangle.

Move the pieces of the fragmented shape independently

Re: Line with extensions.

Postby Chris Roth [Visio MVP] » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:29:54 GMT

Are you trying to cut lines into pieces or create closed shapes by 
"cookie cutting" with separate lines?

To chop-up lines, use: Shape > Operations > Trim
To cut-out shapes, use: Shape > Operations > Combine

Hope this helps,

Chris Roth
Visio MVP

Visio Guy: Smart Graphics for Visual People

Re: Line with extensions.

Postby UGhpbGlwcGUgQy4 » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 17:38:00 GMT

Now the fragmenting works, like in the Help example.  I am trying to 
reconstruct why it did not work, but whatever I do, it allways works.  
(snapping, gluing, order of selection, rectangle or box).

I was going to ask for the usefullnes of the "line with extensions",  but 
now I see it.  First I thought it was something specially made  for 

By the way, thanks for publishing my picture on your site.
On the background, behind the round table.

the man without T-shirts.

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