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JackobPlaster

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Custom line pattern alignment
« on: June 21, 2021, 01:53:46 PM »
Hi Folks,

I had some success with custom patterns before and I became overly complacent. Visio must've felt it because it's giving me a hard time. Any ideas?
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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 03:05:24 PM »
Visio must've felt it because it's giving me a hard time. Any ideas?
Hi, Jackob ! What behavior you want get in you custom pattern ?

JackobPlaster

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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 03:49:33 PM »
Visio must've felt it because it's giving me a hard time. Any ideas?
Hi, Jackob ! What behavior you want get in you custom pattern ?

Hi, I just want a regular old line. I just made that blob to illustrate the problem but if I do a Connector or anything my custom line is still off.

The only difference between these two is the Dash type.


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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 03:46:11 AM »
Hi, I just want a regular old line. I just made that blob to illustrate the problem but if I do a Connector or anything my custom line is still off.
Jackob, can you attach your document there ?

JackobPlaster

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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2021, 09:59:27 AM »
Jackob, can you attach your document there ?

Attached. I was playing around a lot with the bitmap but couldn't make it better. I wonder if this is some issue with Visio on my particular computer due to display scaling or something similar.
Thanks for looking into this!

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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2021, 07:21:44 PM »
The problem is you're using a picture to create a line style.  That won't work.Visio won't barf, but, as you can see, the results are quite unpredictable.
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Re: Custom line pattern alignment
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2021, 05:02:21 AM »
Wapperdude is right.
I took your picture of the wire, inserted it in Inkscape, vectorized in and pasted it back into Visio.
--- provided --- the resulting vectors are not too complexe, you can use them as line pattern and get satisfying results.
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