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Visio 2013 - Odd Shape Handles (multicolored)

Posted on 2014-04-02
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I dragged my mouse across numerous shapes and a strange thing happened. (See graphic)
I got a frame across all selected items and at the top I received three green handles and at the bottom I received three gray handles.
What is this?  I just want a regular frame across my selected objects.

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All you've done is select the objects, not draw a frame around them.  The green handles allow you to resize and rotate the objects as a group.

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Visio_Guy earned 500 total points
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No, green "normal" handles haven't been around since Visio 2007. This looks like Visio 2013, which brought (a different shade of) green handles back, but for a different purposes.

For 30,000 years, red handles meant "GLUED" in Visio. Then some turtlenecked, expensive-glasses-wearing person at Microsoft decided "green means go", "red means stop", and they changed the glue color to green. (To be fair, there are a few anecdotes in the Visio annals of consultants telling users not to glue connectors, because 'red is bad'!)

So your rectangle appears to be glued to something at the top edge. Usually, you can only do this with a horizontal guide, which you pull out of the top ruler. And the gluing only happens if the guide is visible, which I don't see in your screen shot.

So it's still a bit of a mystery, but hopefully we've all learned a bit about glue and handle colors.
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