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Shape search won't work

Postby Arnold » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:37:14 GMT


I am using Visio 2003 standard (dutch) and I am not able to find any of my 
shapes through the search option. It does not find any of my shapes, even if 
they are in a stencil right below this search field.
I have added the right path to my stencils in the Visio properties, but 
without any result.
What could be the matter here ?


Arnold de Greef 

Re: Shape search won't work

Postby Bill Morein [MSFT] » Sat, 24 Dec 2005 08:58:14 GMT

There are a couple things to try:

1. Make sure you are searching for keywords in your shapes (in the Master 
Properties dialog). Search does not find shapes by name. To find this drop 
the shape on the page, then do File > Shapes > Show Document Stencil.  In 
the Shapes window > Document Stencil, right-click the shape > Edit Master > 
Master Properties.  In the Search Keywords box, see if the keyword appears.

2. For optimal search results, we recommend using the Indexing Service in 
Windows XP.  Go to Tools > Options > Shape Search, click Visio Local Shapes 
and click the Properties button.  This will tell whether Indexing Service is 
on.  If you are logged in with administrative rights, you can enable IS in 
the dialog.  If not, the radio buttons are greyed out but will tell its 
current state.

Bill Morein
Office Graphics - Visio
Microsoft Corporation

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Re: Shape search won't work

Postby Arnold » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:39:14 GMT

Hello Bill,

Thanks for your answer.

I have tried all of your suggestions, but until now without any result.
I do know about the search keywords box and I have added search words there. 
The indexingservice is on, but still there is no result, however.. I 
stumbeled into the word 'test' that brought me to three shapes with test as 
a search word. So I tried to ad the word test to my own shapes, but again 
without any results. I also tried dragging these shapes into the 'my shapes' 
folder (that I am not using normally) to see if only shapes from the 'my 
shapes' folder are indexed, but again without results.

Do you have one another suggestion for me ?


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