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Re: Modify a shape master and update all the shapes on the visio p

Postby THVjYS5pcHBv » Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:50:01 GMT

Very good, thank you.

Is it possibile to install that utility without having administration 
privileges on a PC? In my work PC I don't have such priviliges....


Re: Modify a shape master and update all the shapes on the visio p

Postby Paul Herber » Sat, 05 Sep 2009 20:00:04 GMT

Not sure, all I can suggest is try it and see. It will depend on what privileges you have.

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