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John Distai

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Shapes disappear when file is printed
« on: June 23, 2010, 09:28:48 AM »
Hi.  I'm having a rather perplexing issue with printing, and I wonder if there are any solutions or suggestions for how to fix this.

I am working on a drawing in Visio 2007.  I do not have any specific layers set up where I can turn the visibility on or off.  When I print to PDF, or even do a simple print preview, several of the shapes disappear.  Has anyone experienced this, and do you have any tips or solutions?

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Re: Shapes disappear when file is printed
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 09:55:46 AM »
Individual shapes can still have a non-printing status.
Select the shape:
menu Format -> Behavior
and ensure "Non-printing shape" is not ticked.

P.S. you can change all shapes in one go by doing Control-A first to select all shapes then do the above.
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Re: Shapes disappear when file is printed
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 10:06:59 AM »
the other two questions that come to mind are a.) what kind of shapes are they, and b.) what are you using for a pdf creator (goes to the drivers issue)?
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John Distai

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Re: Shapes disappear when file is printed
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 12:05:41 PM »
Paul,

I see how you gained "Hero Member" status!  Thank you for pointing out that setting, that setting was what was causing the problem.

Unfortunately, using Ctrl-A to select all the objects and changing the status doesn't seem to work for sets of grouped objects.  I have to sub-select the particular object and then change the behavior setting.  Is there an easier way to do this?

Alan - I am using Adobe Acrobat (the real, full version) for the print-to-pdf functionality.  This doesn't seem to be the issue since the behavior setting was as Paul had suggested it was.

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Re: Shapes disappear when file is printed
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 12:56:27 PM »
 :D Glad to help.

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Re: Shapes disappear when file is printed
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 01:01:31 PM »
Hi John,
as I pointed out here, it is not obvious to change the properties of heterogenous sets.
Set your whole selection to "no print", then back to "print". Should work.
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