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Shapes Changing When Placed in Stencil
« on: August 30, 2011, 02:35:27 PM »
I'm using Visio 2007. I created a new Template based off the  Basic Electrical (US Units) template. I created a new stencil in my Template. When I drag the "Lamp" icon from the Fundamental Items stencil into my new stencil, it changes to "Non-Indicating" and "1 Line".

I've done this copying of other shapes the same way without any issues, the "Lamp" is the only one.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Shapes Changing When Placed in Stencil
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 03:23:54 AM »
Are you copying the shape via the drawing page or copying and pasting direct from the stencil? I've just done a quick test and found that copying that shape to a page then moving to a stencil caues the effect as you state. Copying and pasting direct doesn't.
I think what's happening here is that when the shape gets dropped on a page various formulae get calculated, these can then break when the shape is put back in a stencil.
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