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Visio Discussions => ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes => Topic started by: assyrian47 on September 16, 2008, 02:00:16 PM

Title: Displaying User-selected Text in SmartShape
Post by: assyrian47 on September 16, 2008, 02:00:16 PM
Hello all,

Not new to Visio, but new to designing (or trying to design smart shapes). I am trying to take the "satellite" shape from the Networks template and providing four text entries, one of which the user must select when dropping it on the page.

The user define cell has:
 
=NOT(OR(HideText,STRSAME(SHAPETEXT(TheText),"")))

How do you make (TheText) section a choice of text?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Displaying User-selected Text in SmartShape
Post by: vojo on September 17, 2008, 08:09:46 AM
I would go with a props.cell for the text....that way, you can prompt user to input data.  If he ignores, then you can hide it.   Aka instead of "TheText" have it as "props.myfirstinput".   Use the custom properaties capabilities to present it (in event drop cell have the formula "docmd(1312)"   no quotes)