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asardinas

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Dealing with containers in stencils
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:09:48 PM »
I have created a stencil master that contains a container. I would like to be able to drag this stencil onto the page and then add additional shapes to the container.

When I do that, I can not add any additional shapes to the original container.


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Re: Dealing with containers in stencils
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 12:12:51 PM »
Does the master contain more than one shape (i.e. a container and one or more shapes)? If so then the problem is that the master is being added to the page as a group.
Is this the case?
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Re: Dealing with containers in stencils
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 01:30:38 PM »
yes it could contain several... I was able to "open the group" and then added it.

Is there a way to do this "open the group" via VBA OnDrop

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Re: Dealing with containers in stencils
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 02:24:06 PM »
I too have a need to use a Container with some stencils inside as a Master stencil. Indeed, when dragged to the sheet, the master is no longer a container object, but a group. :-(

If there is a way to work around that, it would be very nice.

Thanks.

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Re: Dealing with containers in stencils
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 03:51:45 PM »
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