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Visio Discussions => General Visio => Topic started by: KimHoJo on May 22, 2022, 03:09:25 PM

Title: How milestone descriptions be evenly spaced along a timeline?
Post by: KimHoJo on May 22, 2022, 03:09:25 PM
Brand new user here; I’m hoping there is a simple solution to my question.

I’m trying to create a timeline similar to the one attached.  I’d like to keep all the milestone descriptions above the timeline in an evenly spaced row.  When I try to move the text horizontally, I run into one of two problems:  1) the entire milestone moves and changes the date, or 2) the text pops up higher or lower than the other milestone text.  Is there an obvious solution I’m missing?
Title: Re: How milestone descriptions be evenly spaced along a timeline?
Post by: Paul Herber on May 22, 2022, 03:12:27 PM
When you select each Milestone you will see a yellow control handle. Use this to move the text.
Title: Re: How milestone descriptions be evenly spaced along a timeline?
Post by: KimHoJo on May 22, 2022, 03:56:32 PM
Thanks for the reply, Paul.  The yellow control handle doesn’t seem to work consistently for me.  I was able to move 4 of the 5 Milestones to where I wanted them, but one stubbornly refuses to align.  It positions quite easily and precisely if I drag the yellow control handle along the length of the Milestone, which will give me either the perfect horizontal *or* vertical position but not both. 

If I pull the yellow control handle down vertically, it pops right back up to where it was.  If I pull the yellow control handle horizontally, it will stay in the correct horizontal position but at a vertical position parallel to the existing Milestone line.  Pictures below; I’m stumped.

Title: Re: How milestone descriptions be evenly spaced along a timeline?
Post by: KimHoJo on May 23, 2022, 10:51:16 AM
Found the answer.  Click on the Milestone to select it (yellow control handles will appear).  Right-click the Milestone then click Position > Manual Caption Position.

I had Automatic Caption Position selected, which led to the annoying behavior described above.