Stuggling with data fields and grouped shapes

Started by inspector-71, February 18, 2015, 10:40:35 AM

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inspector-71

I am trying to do something similar to this template
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=26514

So it appears to be a grouped shapes with data fields inserted into the sub shapes, where you can click on the group and assign the data values



I know to assign data to a shape but can't work out how to do it with a group. I either get sub groups with their own data sets which can't be accessed by clicking the group or a data set for the group where I can place the field in the individual sub shape

Any enlightenment would be appreciated
Visio 2010 standard

Thomas Winkel

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Hi,

you can access properties of other shapes (which could be the group from a subshape) like this:
=Sheet.1!Prop.Name
This works in "Insert > Field > Custom Formula" and in the shapesheet.

Regards,
Thomas

inspector-71