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How do I lock a line in Visio?
Lock or unlock shapes from selection
Select the shape or shapes that you want to protect. On the Developer tab, in the Shape Design group, click Protection. Visio opens the Protection dialog box. Note: To learn more about all the various options on this dialog box, see Protection dialog box.
How do I force a straight line in Visio?
Select the Design tab, then select the Connectors dropdown menu in the Layout group. Then select Right Angle, Straight Lines or Curved Lines. Alternatively, select the File tab, select Print, select Page Setup, select the Layout and Routing tab, and then in the Appearance list, select Straight or Curved.
How do I auto align connectors in Visio?
Related Question How do I keep the lines from moving in Visio?
Why are my connector in Visio not straight?
Hold down the Shift key when using the Connector tool. This will constrain the connector to horizontal, vertical and 45-degree lines. 3. Right-click the connector and choose "Straight Connector".
How do I get rid of arrow head in Visio?
How do I turn on dynamic grid in Visio?
Turn the dynamic grid on or off
On the View tab, in the Visual Aids group, select the Dynamic Grid check box to turn it on or clear the check box to turn it off.
How do you add guide lines in Visio?
Just like rulers, guides help in orienting different shapes of the diagram properly. You can create any number of guides from both the vertical and horizontal rulers. To create a guide, simply drag a line from either the vertical or horizontal rulers. Guides are represented by lines, which appear thick when selected.
What is live dynamics Visio?
The LiveDynamics property tracks actions, such as resizing and rotating shapes, and is effective when shapes are glued or related to each other.
How do I Unglue a connector in Visio?
To unglue one connector, select the connector and press any arrow key on the keyboard. To unglue several connectors at once, hold the Ctrl key as you select the connectors, and then press any arrow key. All the selected connectors become unglued from the shapes they connect to.
How do I remove Shape protection container and or layer properties?
Try to select all shapes (Control-A), Developer tab -> Protection -> None -> OK. Repeat for each page.
How do I lock a layer in Visio?
To lock the layer: Home tab, Layers, select Layer Properties and check the Lock checkbox. Click ok.
Why can't I delete shapes in Visio?
Some shapes and layers may be locked so that they cannot be deleted. You will need to unlock them first. For information on unlocking shapes, see Prevent or allow changes to shapes. For information on unlocking layers, see Lock or unlock a layer.
How do I lock an edit in Visio?
Turn Protect Document on
In the Drawing Explorer window, right-click the name of the drawing that you want to protect from changes, and then click Protect Document. Select the items that you want to prevent people from changing, and then click OK.
How do I change the master shape in Visio?
Open the stencil, right-click its title, and select Edit Stencil. Right-click the shape, select Rename Master, and type a new name for the shape. Right-click the shape, select Edit Master > Edit Master Shape, and make changes to the shape.
How do I change shape data in Visio?
Right-click the shape that you just added to the stencil, point to Edit Master, and then click Edit Master Shape. In the shape's edit window, right-click the shape, point to Data, and then click Define Shape Data.
How do I draw a line in Visio without connectors?
How do I turn off snapping in Visio?
How do I combine two lines in Visio?
What are the roles of connectors in Visio?
Connectors are used to connect shapes in Visio. They are one of the most important elements of a diagram and are required to convey flow and relationship between shapes. Most diagrams, such as, flowcharts, org charts and hierarchy diagrams, need connectors.
How do I get rid of print lines in Visio?
Show or hide the grid
On the View tab, in the Show group, select or clear the Grid check box. Tip: The grid is not usually printed, but you can specify that you want it to print: right-click the page tab, click Page Setup, and on the Print Setup tab, select the Gridlines checkbox.
How do I extend the grid in Visio?
What is snap and glue in Visio?
Snapping just moves something, implying precision location. So, if you snap a connector to a shape, then move the shape, the connector stays put. If you glue a connector to a shape, then it creates a "connection" to that shape.
How do I use guides in Visio?
How do I turn off Snap to Grid in Visio?
How do I use the ruler in Visio?
On the View tab, select the checkbox next to Ruler. Notes: Each drawing window has vertical and horizontal rulers that show measurements at the scale of the drawing.
How can I make Visio faster?
You can try changing your 'hardware acceleration' setting both in Visio and Windows. In Visio, Go to File menu > Options command > Advanced option. In the Display section: Toggle the check box for “Disable Hardware Acceleration”. You can also log in Windows as different users (accounts) to check the issue.
How do I change a flowchart shape in Visio?
What does a dashed line mean in Visio?
A dotted line report helps in identifying individual team members who report to multiple people. Drag one of the endpoints to the first shape and the other endpoint to another shape to create a dotted line that indicates the team member reports to more than one position.
How do I use the eraser in Visio?
If you grab the pencil or line tool, you can select paths and delete individual vertexes. If you click on paths, you can delete them, and you can Shift+click to select multiple paths. Or you can draw a net around a whole bunch of shapes to select, then delete them.
What is a Visio container?
A container is a special shape in Visio that visually groups together logically-related shapes on the page. By creating a container, typing a heading label, adding specific shapes and then formatting the container, your drawing will clearly show which processes belong together.
How do I ungroup a Swimlane in Visio?
To ungroup swimlanes, select Ungroup Symbols from the pool contextual menu or Select Symbol > Ungroup Symbols.
How do I change the properties of a layer in Visio?
On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Layers, and then click Layer Properties. In the Layer Properties dialog box, select or clear the check box in the Lock column for the layer.
Can you filter in Visio?
The Filter and Sort page in Visio allows you to select a subset of your data to import.