connector splitting


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Dave Tomasso

Hello,

Just purchased Visio 2003 std edition and one of the features I was looking
forward to was connector splitting - that is, a connector line will
automatically split into 2 connector lines when a shape is dropped on the
line. The 2 connectors are then supposed to automatically connect to the
added shape. I have enabled this feature and tried it with a variety of
shapes (some with connection points, some without) and it doesn't seem to
work. What are the requirements for this to work? Does this feature work?

Thanks in Advance
Dave T.
 
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Mark Nelson [MS]

Hi Dave,

There are several settings that must be enabled to make this work. Make
sure it is enabled in Tools > Options > General. Then make sure it is
enabled in File > Page Setup > Layout and Routing. Finally mare sure it is
enabled both in the 2-D shape and in the connectors by going to Format >
Behavior. Unfortunately, all these switches were necessary because the
feature is only useful in specific circumstances.

This should be all set up for you if you start with a flowchart or block
diagram template. If you are using some of your own shapes or are starting
with a diagram authored in a previous version of Visio, check the settings
above. Also note that you must be using connectors and not regular line
shapes.
 
D

Dave Tomasso

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the info - I have it working now. Is there any way to make the
connector tool default to allow connector splitting or do I have to click on
each connector as they're drawn to alter their properties?

Thanks,
Dave
 
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Mark Nelson [MS]

Visio's built-in connector already has the default turned on, so I'm not
sure what connector you are using. In general, you would find the connector
master and edit it. This would let any instances of the master in the
drawing use the same settings.

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Mark Nelson
Microsoft Corporation

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