Cannot resize a basic shape


C

Craig

Hi,
I am using visio 2003. I added a basic rectangle shape to a visio file sent
to me by a colleague. I cannot resize the shape. In fact, it seems I cannot
resize any shapes in this file. When I select a shape, there are small X s
where the handles would be. When I select one of the X s, it becomes pink,
and I can't use it to resize.

When I create a brand new visio file and add the same shape, handles are
available, so I am thinking that it is something file specific. Any ideas? It
would be very helpful if I could edit the shapes in the file sent to me,
rather than starting from scratch.
Thank you,
Craig
 
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P

Philippe C.

These could be a lot of things in the shapesheet
In section miscallenous there is :
NoObjHandles
NoCtrlHandles
NoAlignBox

Further a formula might be replaced with a constant value.

And there is also the Menu Format Protection.(as far is this is not the same)
 
C

Craig

I am a new user. What menu options do I select to check these things. I do
not see an option for a "shapesheet" anywhere.
 
P

Philippe C.

Sorry,
first you should do it simple with selecting the shape, right click, Format,
Protection.

I think that will work, without doing the same things in the Shapesheet. To
see the Shapesheet, you have to run in Developer Mode = Tools, Options,
Advanced.
 
M

Mark Nelson [MS]

If you are seeing a bunch of blue x's then it is likely that the Connection
Point tool is active. Try switching back to the Pointer Tool for regular
operations. The Pointer Tool is listed in the Standard toolbar, or you can
press Ctrl+0.

--
Mark Nelson
Office Graphics - Visio
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
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That solved my problem thank you. Also made me register for the Forum so I will be back.
Thanks
Heidi

Mark Nelson [MS];131745 said:
If you are seeing a bunch of blue x's then it is likely that the Connection
Point tool is active. Try switching back to the Pointer Tool for regular
operations. The Pointer Tool is listed in the Standard toolbar, or you can
press Ctrl+0.

--
Mark Nelson
Office Graphics - Visio
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Philippe C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Sorry,
> first you should do it simple with selecting the shape, right click,
> Format,
> Protection.
>
> I think that will work, without doing the same things in the Shapesheet.
> To
> see the Shapesheet, you have to run in Developer Mode = Tools, Options,
> Advanced.
> "Craig" wrote:
>
>> I am a new user. What menu options do I select to check these things. I
>> do
>> not see an option for a "shapesheet" anywhere.
>>
>> "Craig" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> > I am using visio 2003. I added a basic rectangle shape to a visio file
>> > sent
>> > to me by a colleague. I cannot resize the shape. In fact, it seems I
>> > cannot
>> > resize any shapes in this file. When I select a shape, there are small
>> > X s
>> > where the handles would be. When I select one of the X s, it becomes
>> > pink,
>> > and I can't use it to resize.
>> >
>> > When I create a brand new visio file and add the same shape, handles
>> > are
>> > available, so I am thinking that it is something file specific. Any
>> > ideas? It
>> > would be very helpful if I could edit the shapes in the file sent to
>> > me,
>> > rather than starting from scratch.
>> > Thank you,
>> > Craig
 

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