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Hi,

I have a visio 2010 diagram (floorplan) with various shapes (mostly tables) that are not aligned horiz & vert. Many have a slight (.05 degree) rotation. Rather than zooming in and using the mouse to rotate each one back to strait, is there an easy way to do this? I tried "auto-align" and that didn't seem to work. I also tried some other align tools (vert/horiz) which overlayed my selected shapes onto each other. What would be optimal is if there were a function to just select a shape and click on the "remove rotation" or "align perfectly H&V" or something like that.

Example:

XX
XX
XZ

The above is a representation of 6 tables where Z is the table with a slight rotation.

Thanks,

swjtx99
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One technique:
Select one rotated shape
Open the size and position window
Type 0 (zero) into the Angle field and press enter
At this point the shape should be aligned with the horizontal/vertical axes. To continue with additional shapes just select a shape and press F4 to repeat the previous action.


A minor variation: select all shapes that need to be set to zero angle, then type 0 into the Angle field and press enter. The change will be applied to all shapes at once.
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Thank you!

It took a while to find the size and position window.

Funny how this never came up on all my google searches to "auto-rotate", "fix rotation" etc.

Thanks for the help,

swjtx99
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Sorry you had trouble finding the S&P window -- I should have offered a few tips! But I'm glad you've got what you need.

Scott
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