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Visio Tip - Controlling Shape Size with Shape Data (Screencast)

Learn how to make a Visio shape respond to its Shape Data. In this screencast I walk through Shape Data, Using the Shape Sheet, and Text fields to create a shape whose size will reflect it's Shape Data.





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Reader Comments (3)

This was extremely helpful. Thank you so much. One question I have is how can I add this scaling factor to all of my shapes' data so that they all update size automatically?

April 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFawn

@Fawn - You could accomplish something like that in Visio using the Visio ShapeSheet. It would work by having a set of shapes use a Formula for their Width and Height that referenced another shape. If you scale this one shape all the rest will follow. If you would like I could show an example of how to do this.

April 23, 2015 | Registered Commentersaveenr

This video is great but I'm hitting a road block

I'm Inputting Data from Excel and using this for drawing a line but the co-ordinates Visio is outputting are way off the data I'm inputting

With the data Linked i am left with this shape Data

Name - Line 1
BeginX - 177
BeginY - 0
EndX - 181
Endy - 7

but the co-ordinates I'm ending up with on the shape are

Begin X - 30539.5
Begin Y - 0
End X - 30561
End Y - 177.8

Would be great to have a way too fix this if possible


May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThePape

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