RE: Visio shape hide-and-seek

Subject: RE: Visio shape hide-and-seek
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>, <dgoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:13:10 -0400


> 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.

-Fred Ridder





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References:
Visio shape hide-and-seek: From: Guy K. Haas
RE: Visio shape hide-and-seek: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Visio shape hide-and-seek: From: Guy K. Haas

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