Modified Shape Masters have funny effect on Text Placement

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Modified Shape Masters have funny effect on Text Placement

Postby Qm9iIFNtaWxleQ » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 02:38:02 GMT

I've modified a couple of master shapes by adding some lines and connection 
points.  if i just add connection points, i don't run into this problem.  But 
if I modify the drawing presentation by adding lines or curves, the text no 
longer goes into the normal text location.  Instead it opens a new textbox 
right in the middle of the object with a different format.

I can get to the normal text location by clicking repeatedly until it's 
chosen as a sub-object, but I assume there's a way for me to tell Visio that 
the "old" default text location/object should *still* be the default text 
location object.

Can someone tell me how I can accomplish this?  I don't seem to have the 
right vocabulary to find it using search terms.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Modified Shape Masters have funny effect on Text Placement

Postby Mark Nelson [MS] » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:19:15 GMT

It sounds like you added new shapes to the master in the Master Edit Window. 
This forces Visio to treat the master as a group and thus you get the new 
behavior.  You should instead insert new geometry sections into the existing 
master shape.  If you really need to add more shapes, convert the existing 
shape in the master to a group and add the newly drawn shapes as sub-shapes 
to the group.

-- 
Mark Nelson
Office Graphics - Visio
Microsoft Corporation

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Re: Modified Shape Masters have funny effect on Text Placement

Postby Qm9iIFNtaWxleQ » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 01:36:01 GMT

Thanks Mark.  I'm not sure about the difference bew{*filter*} a shape and a 
geometry section, but with the knowledge that there is a difference, I can 
look it up.  But you're right, I added shapes.  I tried grouping it all 
together, but did so after adding them, not before.  But I'll take a look at 
the geometry sections first.

Thanks again.
Bob Smiley

Re: Modified Shape Masters have funny effect on Text Placement

Postby Mark Nelson [MS] » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:55:36 GMT

Go to Window > Show Shapesheet to see the Geometry section(s) for a shape. 
Then choose Insert > Section to add more.

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Office Graphics - Visio
Microsoft Corporation

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