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Visio Discussions => General Visio => Topic started by: cojaxx on June 15, 2020, 05:32:02 AM

Title: Callout Option Greyed Out For Certain Shapes
Post by: cojaxx on June 15, 2020, 05:32:02 AM
Hello,

I downloaded a few vendor specific Visio templates to use in some documentation.

On some of the shapes I want to do a Callout, but when I select the shape the callout button gets greyed out.

If anyone is interested this is the stencil I am using - https://www.commscope.com/resources/visio-stencils/

In particular this one - "CommScope Copper Panels and Components.vss"

Anyone know why this option is greyed out?

Cheers

Title: Re: Callout Option Greyed Out For Certain Shapes
Post by: Paul Herber on June 15, 2020, 06:31:19 AM
Because they are one-diminsional shapes. If you add a standard Visio rectangle shape (2-dimensional) to the page then the Callout is available. If you add a connector (1-dimensional) then the Callout is greyed-out.
Why MS decided to do this? Who knows!
Title: Re: Callout Option Greyed Out For Certain Shapes
Post by: cojaxx on June 17, 2020, 06:56:12 PM
Thanks Paul. That's very frustrating but at least I know why now!