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Moving the text on connectors in visio

Posted on 2014-09-10
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Hi is it possible to move where the text shows on connectors, I have a very complicated diagram with a lot of connectors and the text is overlapping. the only way I can find to position the text for the connectors in a place that is readable is if I make right angles in the connector that repositions the text but even then sometimes this is not ideal.
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by:Scott Helmers
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The default dynamic connector in Visio allows you to move the text block quite easily. Just select the connector and then look for the yellow control handle.text control handleIt allows you to drag the text wherever you'd like.
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by:Jonathan Roberts
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Hi, my connectors don't seem to have that option. I have attached a screen shot of what I am seeing, is it only certain connectors that have that or certain versions of visio, Im using 2010 and a TOGAF stencil?
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by:Visio_Guy
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Hi Jonvic,

Is the drawing old? The connectors might be ancient, before the control-handle-text was implemented.

At any rate, you should be able to use the Text Block tool to move the text (that's the (A) inside the clockwise circular arrow on the Tools group in the ribbon.
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Thanks, that did the trick, its a stencil that could be very old.
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by:Jonathan Roberts
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Solution did the trick even though I was using an old stencil version
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