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> ANYway, I found a Word document containing a .vsd figure I need (as a
> whole gestalt...a collection of shapes and lines). I copied that to the
> clipboard, and did a (Visio) File > New > New Drawing, and pasted the
> figure into it. Then I tried your File > Properties and consulted the
> Contents tab, and found no Masters entry at all.....
I think you lose all the "smarts" when the figure goes through the clipboard. Try right-clicking on the figure in Word and exporting it as a Visio file (assuming Word 2007...). From the context menu you can choose Visio Object > Open, then save it as a separate Visio file. There's also a context menu command "Extract Visio graphics into separate files", but I've never used that so I don't know if there are any gotchas.
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