Visio 2010 - I have a large diagram with many elements which I need to make smaller

Posted on 2013-12-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have a diagram with shapes, textboxes and other things which is 11" high and 5" wide.  I need to take this entire group of shapes, etc. and make is 8" tall.  (I need to maintain the aspect ratio).

How can I do this?
Question by:brothertruffle880
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Craig Beck earned 167 total points
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CTRL-A, then resize using the box which surrounds everything.
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Darr247 earned 166 total points
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When you do that, grab 1 of the 4 corner selection handles (when the double pointer is at a 45-degree angle) to resize, and that will maintain the aspect ratio. If you grab a vertical or horizontal selection handle (between the corners), it resizes only one direction and does not maintain the aspect ratio.
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by:Craig Beck
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...that's true!
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by:Scott Helmers
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You mentioned that you have text boxes... If you use the technique described above, the text boxes will resize -- but the text itself will not. If you need to resize the text, you'll have to do that before or after you drag the resize handle.

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