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Insert triangle with custom base and height

Hi i would like to insert a triangle with custom base and height.

Also how do you change a shape once inserted. It is a pain to delete and reinsert shapes
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Not sure whether you're talking about a basic triangle for something fancier but you can quite easily create your own triangle, which you can then modify any way you'd like.

Click the dropdown arrow on the drawing tool button (see image 1) and select the Line tool.

Draw three lines, making sure that you start the second where the first ends; start the third where the second ends; end the third where the first one starts. Basically, draw a triangle! Because you've drawn three lines that enclose an area, Visio will turn the three lines into a triangle.

At that point, you can drag the resize handles to make either dimension larger or smaller.

If you need the triangle to be "smarter", e.g., the height always changes in a certain way in response to changes in the base, let me know.

There are also a couple of predrawn triangles that you can drop on the page and then adjust. Click File>New, the click the "General" template category and double click "Basic Diagram".

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thank you for your response.

yes, "f you need the triangle to be "smarter", e.g., the height always changes in a certain way in response to changes in the base, let me know." this is exactly what i would like.

cheers
What type of triangle and what should the relationship be?

For example, did you open the Basic Diagram template I suggested in my previous post? Do you need something different from the behavior of the isosceles or right triangles that are included in the Basic Shapes stencil?

hi, isosceles where you enter height and base. for example in autocad if you wont to insert a triangle height = 2, base 4 you get a perfect dimensioned triangle. if you draw it free hand in visio it might be 2.0001 and 4.0001, this is visible when printing.
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