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eric_the_red

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Stuck in <GROUP>, drawing pages inaccessible
« on: March 13, 2023, 06:10:42 PM »
So I was editing my background title page which has a custom L-scape frame. Saved my file while I was in there and accidently closed my file and not the group.  When I re-opened the file, it re-opens to the <group> editor and I cannot close the group to get back to my pages.
If I select 're-order pages' I can see all 6-pages of my drawing, and can re-arrange them, but cannot get to them.
All jump-to-page tools are grayed out.
No page tabs at the bottom
Switch windows only shows the <GROUP>
I tried making a new page, but all it does is make a new page in the group rather than a regular Visio page.
All efforts to google this only show two solutions and I have tried both.

HELP!!!!

Yacine

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Re: Stuck in <GROUP>, drawing pages inaccessible
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2023, 02:09:40 AM »
1. Could you tell what two solutions you tried?
2. I wonder if this group window could be closed by means of a macro. Alt-F11 to get the VBA IDE.
Then: Application.ActiveWindow.Close
Or activate another window by : Application.Windows.ItemEx("Zeichnung1").Activate
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Re: Stuck in <GROUP>, drawing pages inaccessible
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2023, 04:47:50 AM »
Then: Application.ActiveWindow.Close
Urgent: Sometimes users close all windows (including the document itself). The window within the group is the only window. This option can close the document without saving.

eric_the_red

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Re: Stuck in <GROUP>, drawing pages inaccessible
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2023, 10:40:57 AM »
This actually worked, ISSUE RESOLVED!!!!

1. Open drawing in Visio

2. Press Shift + F11 to create new page - when prompted for page type click Cancel

3. Pres Ctrl + PageUp and you will see your drawing page (not group page).

4. Save drawing. Close Visio. Reopen drawing and it should be OK

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Re: Stuck in <GROUP>, drawing pages inaccessible
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2023, 11:27:15 AM »
2. Press Shift + F11 to create new page - when prompted for page type click Cancel
This step may differ for different visio versions! (proof)