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Visio Discussions => General Visio => Topic started by: ojohnny65 on June 18, 2020, 08:10:00 AM

Title: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 18, 2020, 08:10:00 AM
I cannot view my drawing no longer.  I see the file size is the same but when I open the file no drawing.  Help please.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 18, 2020, 10:05:29 AM
Turn on the Drawing Explorer window and see if there are shapes on the page.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 18, 2020, 06:23:03 PM
Not sure where this setting is. Can you point in direction?  Not sure what happened as I was working in drawing yesterday and I know I saved the drawing but when I opened this am no drawing even tho it says in file explorer there is 2MB in file.   Thanks for your support.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: vojo on June 18, 2020, 10:05:40 PM
file ==> options ==> advanced ==> bottom of page ==> turn on developer mode

back to the drawing

Developer==>drawing explorer


or

use cursor to make a selection box...if there are shapes, their selection boxes will show
(designers can disable selection boxes but designers only do that for very specific reasons...usually for very complex geometries)
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Surrogate on June 19, 2020, 12:31:30 AM
Not sure where this setting is.
A Short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJybq2qXELQ) about what Vojo wrote
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 12:50:57 AM
If the file does not contain secret information, you can send it to me by email gcroc@yandex.ru to investigate the causes of this behavior. Perhaps an error occurred that upsets the structure of the document. Sometimes it can be fixed.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 07:09:09 AM
When I turned on developer I get this
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 07:49:30 AM
Expand the tree nodes in the Document Explorer and you will get to the shapes. My picture now shows 5 shapes.
See if there are shapes in your document.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 08:15:23 AM
attachment
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 08:40:33 AM
Explorer shows that there are shapes and that the structure of the document is not broken.
The next step is to check the visibility of the layers.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 08:44:22 AM
attachment
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 08:47:26 AM
In layer properties
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 08:54:36 AM
attachment
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 09:00:11 AM
So the matter is not in the layers.
You still don’t want to send me the file? This could speed up troubleshooting.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 09:04:26 AM
file sent 2MB
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 09:15:57 AM
Perhaps you accidentally moved the shapes or zoomed in. Or unsuccessfully switched AutoSize. But now all the shapes are far from the page.
Just select them and move them to the right place.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 09:19:53 AM
sorry not sure what you mean ?
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 09:22:23 AM
I later added a picture for clarification.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 09:28:16 AM
when i open drawing from file explorer all i see is attachment
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 09:41:02 AM
That worked !!!  OMG thanks...see attached how can I center the drawing ? 
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 09:49:59 AM
the drawing is 'stuck' in upper right corner and i want to center at about 11x17 size or smaller see attachment
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 10:00:08 AM
You can move and stretch it. But the drawing is very "heavy" and changes only after a few seconds.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1al8UGsc-xlMacsBGOjcyeHPUB_SLUqNs/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 10:09:30 AM
thanks but not working for me.  what do you mean drawing is very 'heavy'?
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: ojohnny65 on June 19, 2020, 10:19:03 AM
how can i reduce my drawing page ?  Its really huge
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 10:45:09 AM
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what do you mean drawing is very 'heavy'?
3000 shapes and many of them are built-in pictures.
On my machine, the process of recalculating formulas when resizing occurs within 10 seconds. It’s hard to work with such a document.
Title: Re: MS Visio drawing not visible
Post by: Croc on June 19, 2020, 10:51:16 AM
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how can i reduce my drawing page ?
Design => Size => More Page sizes

It would also be useful to simplify shapes like "City", "Firewall". Let it be less beautiful, but more convenient.