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sunnyimran

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Re: Text Box appear differently on different PC's
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 02:34:55 AM »
Option-(a): reducing left/right margins:
                        It was             left:4     right:4     
                       Changing to      left:0     right:0    fits text in box correctly

That's puzzling that on PC1   left:4 and right:4  gives correct results. anyways we have to solve

Option-(b): reducing character spacing
                  'Expanded' by 2
change to    'Expanded' by 1.5 also solves the problem


Now please suggest which is more better to alter. Kindly also give an example to iterate through each file and change shapesheet property of that specific shape. I mean how to open VSDX in a loop one by one. using file system object or using File handle etc. how?

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vojo

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Re: Text Box appear differently on different PC's
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2019, 08:51:58 AM »
Are you sure that PC1 = PC2 windows settings ==> font scale   are same
In otherwords, in a given windows, you can set the font scaling of the PC.  I don't think it adjusts graphics, just the font scale.
I believe on windows 10, you get 3 choices now  80% 100%, 125%

are you sure both instances of visio are using same units  (mm vs inches)

older versions of visio picked font based on a "blind" number
so if fonts on PC1 were say Calibri, times roman, arieal…...PC2  is Calibri, areal, times roman
font = 2 would be times roman on PC1....areal on PC2
(I think later versions used font name not a blind number...so maybe a ghost).

There are tricks you can use to scale or antiscale fonts in visio  (this can be handy if you have a shape that may scale significantly...and maintain readability - 10mm that grows to 100mm, might want font to scale from 10pt to 40pt automatically

Original shape is 10mm X 10mm
font could be     20pt * scale factor * width/10mm    // scaling       bigger shape, bigger font...scale factor can temper scaling

font could be  20pt *scale factor *10mm/width       // antiscaling   smaller shape, bigger font

Finally, could look at txttranform in shapesheet...might be some knobs / switches in that
(its a special section...not where the character size, spacing, bullets  info called out)

sunnyimran

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Re: Text Box appear differently on different PC's
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2019, 09:26:01 AM »
Are you sure that PC1 = PC2 windows settings ==> font scale   are same
In otherwords, in a given windows, you can set the font scaling of the PC.  I don't think it adjusts graphics, just the font scale.
I believe on windows 10, you get 3 choices now  80% 100%, 125%

are you sure both instances of visio are using same units  (mm vs inches)

older versions of visio picked font based on a "blind" number
so if fonts on PC1 were say Calibri, times roman, arieal…...PC2  is Calibri, areal, times roman
font = 2 would be times roman on PC1....areal on PC2
(I think later versions used font name not a blind number...so maybe a ghost).

There are tricks you can use to scale or antiscale fonts in visio  (this can be handy if you have a shape that may scale significantly...and maintain readability - 10mm that grows to 100mm, might want font to scale from 10pt to 40pt automatically

Original shape is 10mm X 10mm
font could be     20pt * scale factor * width/10mm    // scaling       bigger shape, bigger font...scale factor can temper scaling

font could be  20pt *scale factor *10mm/width       // antiscaling   smaller shape, bigger font

Finally, could look at txttranform in shapesheet...might be some knobs / switches in that
(its a special section...not where the character size, spacing, bullets  info called out)

I have double checked everything compares same on both PC's.
Sorry for the late update. I am done with all those VSDX files by using/printing them o the PC where they were appearing correct. For next files, I have updated my template with slight settings change textbox properties. I have made textbox margin to zero. This way newly generated files appear OK on my all systems.

While somehow my task is accomplished but the issue remains unresolved and mysterious. Can't figure out is it Visio-2016 or Graphics driver or resolution or what.

thanks everyone for help