Solved

Visio 2010 Connector connects to unexpected shape

Posted on 2013-12-02
1
840 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello expert.

Some times when I try to connect two shapes with the connector tool one end of the
connection will go to a shape, not the one intended, almost automatically. Usually the unintended connection is to a shape which is a large shape near the edge like a boundary
or a border. Then I choose the end of the connector to reposition it and the little red box appears on the end of the connector and I begin to drag the connector to the right shape. But before I can get the connector attached to the correct shape the connector jumps to the wrong shape again.

Erggg!

Thanks.

Allen in Dallas
0
Comment
Question by:9apit
[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
1 Comment
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Visio_Guy earned 500 total points
ID: 39692123
Hi Allen,

It sounds like there is some big frame around all the shapes in your page that is attracting teh connector. I know the problem, it can be frustrating!

Two ideas:

1. When you go to connect, hold down the Ctrl key. Sometimes this helps you to narrow down what you are trying to connect to.
2. Set large frame or title block shapes to "not-connectable".
  A. Select the "big" shape
  B. On the Developer toolbar (you might have to show it...) click Behavior in the Shape Design group.
  C. Go to the Placement tab
  D. Set Placement Behavior = Do not layout and route around

I think one of these should fix your problem.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A recent Visio zone question asked how to use the data in an Excel file to create a Visio Gantt chart -- and then to dynamically update the Gantt chart. The good news is that the Viso Gantt Chart wizard can be automated. The bad news is that the…
Meetings to discuss business process can waste time, and often do .  The meeting's dialog can get confusing when participants have different professional perspectives and backgrounds.  A jointly-developed process picture helps wade through the confu…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

717 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