Visio 2013 - Unable to change settings in ShapeSheet!

Posted on 2014-08-05
Last Modified: 2014-08-19
I'm trying to modify numerous settings in shapesheet and can't.
It's a simple arrow with some wierd behavior I want to fix. (see arrow graphic)
erThe settings are sometimes in blue.
(See graphic)
Question by:brothertruffle880
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    Expert Comment

    Hi BT,

    Blue just means that the values/formulas are "local". Meaning they've been changed since the shape was dropped in the drawing (technically: the instance has changes, or local overrides, from the master shape).

    That said, what are you trying to modify. I wonder if the ER add-on code is overwriting your changes...

    Author Comment

    Hi Visio Guy:
    Thanks for your help on this.
    I'm trying to change the arrow's height, width and also would like to flexibility in placing this arrow wherever I want .
    Additional questions:
     where can I find the master shape?
    What is ER code?
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    Accepted Solution

    Oh, I saw the "er" and thought you were making some sort of database diagram (using the ER Entity Relationship stuff).

    I'm not sure which master you are using.  You probably can't edit the original-shipped-from-MS stencil, but you can add the shapes to More Shapes > My Shapes > Favorites. Then you can open Favorites.vss (right-click the caption to make it editable) then edit the master whenever you please.

    The file Favorites.vss is located in My Shapes, which is located in My Documents, in case you move machines or want to back things up, btw.

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