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Visio 2013 - How to create a new shape and fill it with a color

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Attached is a shape consisting of four lines.  How can I combine them and fill them with a color.
I tried grouping.  Didn't work
I tried combining them in the developer tab.  Didn't work
Nothing worked.   (see attached file and/or  graphic)


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by:Santosh Gupta
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try to select large area then group.
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Try Fragment or Join instead of Combine.

Or Join, then Fragment the result if that doesn't work.

Combine will just put each line segment into a separate Geometry section in a single ShapeSheet, but Visio won't know that there should be a closed path.

Note: If the ends of your shapes are exactly coincident, you might end up with an un-fillable shapes.
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by:brothertruffle880
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FRAGMENT worked.  Thanks.  You rule!
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