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Solution-specific Visio Discussions => Org Charting => Topic started by: techcrium on September 08, 2018, 03:13:22 PM

Title: Simple shape with Picture on Top and Text on Bottom? Why doesn't Microsoft have?
Post by: techcrium on September 08, 2018, 03:13:22 PM

I am doing a family tree and I am looking for a simple square/rectangle shape with your picture at the top and your Name/Position at the bottom.
I want it in a way such that there is no blank space for max efficiency.

Why isn't there such a default shape?


Also I am looking to change the background of the shape into Flag colors. So some members are European, others are American, others are Canadian. I would like to have different backgrounds for each person.
Title: Re: Simple shape with Picture on Top and Text on Bottom? Why doesn't Microsoft have?
Post by: AJD on October 13, 2018, 07:10:01 PM
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Why isn't there such a default shape?

Because Visio is a generic program that caters to the needs of many users and they cannot hope to imagine what every user thinks should be a default shape.

The good news is that you can create your own shape ("Master"), store it in your own stencil (template or document) and use it whenever you want. In addition, with some good ShapeSheet formula, you could even have a tailored background fore ach person based on the flag of their birth (I assume that is what you meant).

To achieve this, you must go on a small learning curve:

At the end of this learning curve you will understand the power of Visio and will probably never create a "simple" shape again!. The steps above do not require any VBA coding.