Solved

Can not change Line Colour of a Shape

Posted on 2011-02-22
3
2,574 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a Visio Shape where I can change text size & colour, fill colour & pattern but I am not able to change the line colour.
See attached sample file
I am using Visio 2010 and I don't know where the shape comes from - it is just part of a document I am trying to update.
shape.vsd
0
Comment
Question by:gpsfsc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Scott Helmers
ID: 34958081
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Helmers earned 500 total points
ID: 34958099
Whoops -- clicked submit before I typed my response...

A quick bit of background before my answer: every object in Visio is accompanied by something called a ShapeSheet. The ShapeSheet contains data and formulas that control just about every aspect of the behavior and appearance of the object. What you're looking at in the screenshot above is your shape and a portion of its ShapeSheet.

The reason you can't change line properties in this shape is because whoever designed the shape locked the options related to the line. Notice that the cells in the Line Format section all have their values wrapped with the GUARD() function. That function prevents changes to those attributes from the user interface.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gpsfsc
ID: 34959556
Thanks scott

This was really helpful information.

Cheers
Fritz
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The ability to add structure to Visio diagrams using containers, lists and callouts is one of my favorite features in Visio 2010. In this article we’ll examine containers. We’ll explore lists (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/M…
Book Review: Using Microsoft Visio 2010 by Chris Roth   Disclaimer: The author of Using Visio 2010 is a friend and fellow Visio MVP. Whether you’re new to Visio or are upgrading to Visio 2010 from a previous version, you will find a lot to like…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question