multi-tree square - need more than 6 branches

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  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    I am creating a site map of a dynamic website and I need to use a "multi-tree
    square" connector to do a one-to-many type relationship between the homepage
    and more than 10 pages that can be linked to from the homepage.

    The issue is that the "multi-tree square" will only allow for 6 branches and
    I cannot figure out how to add more branches. does anyone know if this is
    possible?

    any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
     
    Geoff, Oct 19, 2006
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  2. The quick solution is to drop a second (or third) multi-tree square on the
    first one.

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    "Geoff" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I am creating a site map of a dynamic website and I need to use a
    >"multi-tree
    > square" connector to do a one-to-many type relationship between the
    > homepage
    > and more than 10 pages that can be linked to from the homepage.
    >
    > The issue is that the "multi-tree square" will only allow for 6 branches
    > and
    > I cannot figure out how to add more branches. does anyone know if this is
    > possible?
    >
    > any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
     
    John Marshall, MVP, Oct 19, 2006
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    Thanks for your reply. I already did that and it will solve the problem it's
    just not as easy to deal with as it would be if a single tree could have more
    branches. It doesnt make much sense to me that they would limit it to 6
    branches.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    "John Marshall, MVP" wrote:

    > The quick solution is to drop a second (or third) multi-tree square on the
    > first one.
    >
    > John... Visio MVP
    >
    > Need stencils or ideas? http://visio.mvps.org/3rdparty.htm
    > Need VBA examples? http://visio.mvps.org/VBA.htm
    > Visio Wishlist http://visio.mvps.org/wish_list.htm
    >
    > "Geoff" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I am creating a site map of a dynamic website and I need to use a
    > >"multi-tree
    > > square" connector to do a one-to-many type relationship between the
    > > homepage
    > > and more than 10 pages that can be linked to from the homepage.
    > >
    > > The issue is that the "multi-tree square" will only allow for 6 branches
    > > and
    > > I cannot figure out how to add more branches. does anyone know if this is
    > > possible?
    > >
    > > any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

    >
    >
    >
     
    Geoff, Oct 20, 2006
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  4. The shapes are created with a maximum number of branches, but most are
    hidden so as you "add" branches, you are actually unhiding them. There is a
    tradeoff between complexity and speed and the designer of that shape decided
    that six would be the most workable maximum. It is possible to add extra
    arms, but it is not as easy as dropping an extra shape.

    The one downside of dropping extra shapes is that the user "sees" the
    multiple shapes as a single shape, but any program interrogating the drawing
    will see multiple shapes. For example if the shape was a router, the program
    would report you have two routers with eight connections rather than a
    single router with sixteen connectors.

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    "Geoff" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for your reply. I already did that and it will solve the problem
    > it's
    > just not as easy to deal with as it would be if a single tree could have
    > more
    > branches. It doesnt make much sense to me that they would limit it to 6
    > branches.
    >
    > Anyway, thanks again.
    >
    > "John Marshall, MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> The quick solution is to drop a second (or third) multi-tree square on
    >> the
    >> first one.
    >>
    >> John... Visio MVP
    >>
    >> Need stencils or ideas? http://visio.mvps.org/3rdparty.htm
    >> Need VBA examples? http://visio.mvps.org/VBA.htm
    >> Visio Wishlist http://visio.mvps.org/wish_list.htm
    >>
    >> "Geoff" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >I am creating a site map of a dynamic website and I need to use a
    >> >"multi-tree
    >> > square" connector to do a one-to-many type relationship between the
    >> > homepage
    >> > and more than 10 pages that can be linked to from the homepage.
    >> >
    >> > The issue is that the "multi-tree square" will only allow for 6
    >> > branches
    >> > and
    >> > I cannot figure out how to add more branches. does anyone know if this
    >> > is
    >> > possible?
    >> >
    >> > any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    John Marshall, MVP, Oct 20, 2006
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