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Visio Discussions => Visio 2010 Issues => Topic started by: marisah on November 29, 2012, 07:05:50 PM

Title: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: marisah on November 29, 2012, 07:05:50 PM
Hello,

Is there a way to select all similar shapes, such as text, or an entire layer in Visio 2010? I am thinking of something similar to the AutoCAD command 'qselect'.

Thanks for the assistance!
MH
Title: Re: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: Surrogate on November 29, 2012, 09:27:48 PM
Hello,

I think Visio2010 haven't feature like as AutoCAD's "qselect" ! May be it come in next :)

Yesterday i read post http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1987.0 , now want write my own code like "qselect" tool soon…
Title: Re: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: Surrogate on November 29, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
Sorry, i forgot about "DrawingExplorerWindow"! i know it tool since  Visio2003, but now in Visio2010 this tool default hiden…

look there http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/visio-help/edit-your-drawing-in-the-drawing-explorer-window-HA010357451.aspx

you can find your text or layer with DrawingExplorer Window

(http://visio.getbb.ru/gallery/image.php?pic_id=17)

1. if you make your 'text'-shapes based on Master named 'Text'
2. if you placed this shapes in 'Text' Layer

For more complex searches like as 'qselect i must write my code  8)
Title: Re: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: JohnGoldsmith on November 30, 2012, 04:42:12 AM
If your shapes are based on masters that have been assigned to layer, then you can use Select By Type (see image) under Home / Editing / Select drop down (or, if I remember correctly, under the Edit menu in 2007 and before).

Another option is David Parker's 'multiSelect addin, which, amongst other things, allows you to make selections based on master type, position in a connected hierarchy etc.  Have a look at this link if that's of interest:

http://www.bvisual.net/Products/multiSelect.aspx

Hope that helps.

Best regards

John
Title: Re: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: marisah on November 30, 2012, 06:03:10 PM
@John bingo! Much easier than expected. Thanks for your contribution!
Title: Re: Select All Similar Shapes or Whole Layer
Post by: L0wey on October 10, 2014, 12:23:44 AM
Easier still,

Lock all layers except the one you want to select.
Then Select All.

At least it works for a layer...

cheerio