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General Visio / Re: Can't get fill shading to work on oval shape
« Last post by wapperdude on January 16, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
Just remember, using concentric, overlapping rings to include oversized, filled shadows.  This gives you two color gradations per shape.

Wapperdude
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General Visio / Re: Can't get fill shading to work on oval shape
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 03:49:00 PM »
Yep, I thought about using multiple concentric ovals with slightly lighter colors. That's probably what I'll end up doing.

Maybe I don't understand what you mean by "concentric fill pattern". Patterns 35 & 45 both cause what I would call concentric shading. The attached image uses #45.
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General Visio / Re: Fragment resets fill
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 03:34:01 PM »
Not that I am aware of.

usually
- if different regions need different fill....then use a group approach.
- if all regions have same fill...then get the shape they way you want (fragment/union/etc)...then work the fill "stuff"
But sometimes the fragments do retain the fill settings. I just haven't figured out what makes it happen.
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General Visio / Re: Can't get fill shading to work on oval shape
« Last post by vojo on January 16, 2018, 01:44:47 PM »
I don't think there is a "concentric" fill patterns

You could this
1) create 3 or more ovals (each 10% smaller than predecessor)
2) color each to sort of create a gradient (red, orange, yellow)
3) align and order
4) if center is white, then 1 more smaller oval
5) group them  (union will get rid of colors)

If you want to get slick and play with shapesheet
- set color at group level
- set 1 oval as group RGB - 20  (its more complicated than that...but conveys idea)
- set 1 oval as group RGB
- set 1 oval as group + 20

So as a result, you could set color at group level and the subshape colors are automatically set

see attached
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General Visio / Re: Fragment resets fill
« Last post by vojo on January 16, 2018, 01:37:38 PM »
Not that I am aware of.

usually
- if different regions need different fill....then use a group approach.
- if all regions have same fill...then get the shape they way you want (fragment/union/etc)...then work the fill "stuff"
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Suggestion Box / Attachments not visible in Preview
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 11:49:21 AM »
Is there some reason that the attachments are not displayed when I click on the Preview button? Having them displayed would be helpful in ensuring that my post is accurate.

Also, I know that many forums have a drag-and-drop option for attaching files. Just for fun, I tried it here and it worked. I suggest that this be mentioned in the attachment area. Where it says "No file selected", it could say "Drag and drop to attach".
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General Visio / Can't get fill shading to work on oval shape
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 11:43:05 AM »
I have been creating picture frames to illustrate some artwork. For the rectangular frames, I make them out of 4 rectangular shapes with the corners chopped off. I then set the fill to pattern #30 so that there is a little color gradient. It's crude, but it works for what I need.

Now I need to create an oval frame. I'd like to be able to get the same shading, but I'm having trouble. I created the oval by placing a small over inside of a larger one and fragmenting. I tried the same method, but with fill pattern 35 or 40. But it looks like the shading happens over the entire shape, so the difference in the 1" frame area is barely discernible.

Is there a way to get the oval in the attached image to look like the rectangle?
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General Visio / Fragment resets fill
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 11:06:36 AM »
Is there a way to do a Fragment operation and retain the Fill settings?

I have been constructing picture frames to illustrate some artwork. I have been using Fragment to create 45° ends. Most of the time, the Fragment operation resets the Fill settings, so I have to redo it. One time, the fragmented segment retained the Fill setting. I couldn't figure out what I did differently.
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General Visio / Re: Why do copied shapes go off the screen?
« Last post by Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 10:21:02 AM »
As context menu, I meant pop-up menu which you can see after right button click on mouse
Wow  :o  I've used the right-click menu forever on shapes to format text and fill. I guess I noticed the copy & paste options, but it never occurred to me to use them on the screen. This is great. Now I can paste them right where I need them. Thanks for saving me a lot of time and cursing.

I wonder why Ctrl-v doesn't work this way. Why doesn't it do the paste right where the cursor is? Why would anyone want something pasted way off the screen?

Anyway, thanks a mission.  :D
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General Visio / Re: Why do copied shapes go off the screen?
« Last post by Surrogate on January 16, 2018, 04:42:37 AM »
As context menu, I meant pop-up menu which you can see after right button click on mouse
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