How about those fractions? Obviously, inches(decimal) and all things metric don't use fractions. Indeed, Visio is quite reluctant to use fractions. Whatcha gonna do?

Well, this seems to work...

> 1) drag a measurement shape onto a drawing page open it's shapesheet.

> 2) in User section, find row=User.LUnitsFactor, and paste this formula: IF(User.LUnitsInd=0,User.DrawingUnitFactor,INDEX(User.LUnitsInd,"0;0FT 0IN_F;0.0FT;0IN_F;0FT;0MI;0 MM;0 CM;0 M;0 KM")) The change from original formula is "IN" -> "IN_F"

> 3) Close shapesheet.

> 4) Right click the dimension shape and choose: Set As Page Default

Other settings I have include:

> Precision = 0.0

> Units: Feet-Inch (1'-0")

> Unit Display: Show Units

Should work for all dimension shapes. Initial drop will not show fraction, though. This is on per page basis. No universal document setting.