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Moxos

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Negative space in grouped shapes
« on: March 29, 2021, 04:19:31 AM »
Hello all,

new to Visio. Tries to understand how (complex) shapes are formatted.
How do microsoft achieve the fill effect where only some of the shapes in i a group take a fill color, and others do not (they actually switch to a white color)?
If I import a composite SVG-file or for that matter a pair of files and group them together, changing the fill color fills everything.



I am unable to find a guide on how you achieve this effect when creating custom shapes.

Grateful for any insight into this.

Visisthebest

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Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 04:33:31 AM »
You can give separate subshapes in Visio a separate fill, so this is possible.
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Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 07:24:48 AM »
Studied the standard shape some more and figured it out.


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Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 10:16:38 AM »
changing the fill color fills everything.

The Visio UI and code work in different ways. The UI affects all shapes within a group.
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