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Solution-specific Visio Discussions => Network Diagramming => Topic started by: eltrozel on January 05, 2014, 07:09:46 PM

Title: Data Graphic Alignment with Control Handle
Post by: eltrozel on January 05, 2014, 07:09:46 PM
Hi All,

Next issue I can't find an answer for on google:

I am attempting to build a diagram of a server room cabinet using Visio 2010 and shapes and am currently having a bit of an issues with aligning my data graphics in relation to the control handle. As can be seen in the following screenshots, I attempt to move the control handle and the data graphic moves to one of two different locations. I want to be able to use the control handle to put the data graphic exactly where I want it. More specifically however I want the data graphic to be exactly in the the centre of the shape vertically and to the right horizontally.

(http://i.imgur.com/FTRDCtG.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JC2ERyQ.png)

The closest I can seem to get it is to set the data graphic position to far right, middle however this doesn't align it quite where I want it as can be seen in the below screenshot.

(http://i.imgur.com/KUKk8WX.png)

Does anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to get this to do what I want?

**edit: To be clear, I want the text to be directly next to the shape so that when there are multiple stacked together, it is readable and aligns with the correct server.

##edit2: If you need a copy of the specific Shape, could you please tell me how I might export only the Shape to attach to this thread?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Data Graphic Alignment with Control Handle
Post by: Jumpy on January 06, 2014, 06:06:44 AM
Konwing the right shape may be helpfull. You can place the shape in an empty drawing and upload it here.
Uploading .vsd's should be allowed (otherwise zip it).
Title: Re: Data Graphic Alignment with Control Handle
Post by: aledlund on January 06, 2014, 08:04:04 AM
The short answer is that datagraphics don't do well with rack shapes because they are implemented as sub-shapes of the object they are interpreting. maybe this will give you some
ideas
http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1117.msg4859#msg4859
al
Title: Re: Data Graphic Alignment with Control Handle
Post by: eltrozel on January 06, 2014, 10:21:27 PM
Here is the vsd of the object, I'll have a look into your suggestions aledlund. I had a look at the video however and it was only appearing in 240p and as such was unreadable.