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Visio Discussions => General Visio => Topic started by: tepebox on September 08, 2021, 02:45:48 PM

Title: Unclickable shape
Post by: tepebox on September 08, 2021, 02:45:48 PM
Hi,

I use Visio (the O365 version) to manage a chart with many layers. So on the layers there are some shapes. I can move them around, delete them, do whatever I want. Then I switch off all layers (hide them) but still there are 2 shapes I can see, however: I can't click them. No chance. When I enable a layer they are on again I can mark them, move them, delete them, whatever.

I use VBA code to assign the layers and to make them visible or not, but I guess that's not something connected with this...

Any idea what's wrong with my Visio?

Thanks,


Thomas
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: Surrogate on September 08, 2021, 03:19:00 PM
May be these shapes contain sub-shapes, which not assigned to hidden layers…
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: tepebox on September 08, 2021, 03:36:59 PM
May be these shapes contain sub-shapes, which not assigned to hidden layers…

So what I tried: I used the "change shape" functionality to change the shape... Well, this shape is working fine again, however now a different shape keeps on the canvas and it's not clickable...
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: Paul Herber on September 08, 2021, 03:57:45 PM
I think you need to attach a diagram so we can have a look.
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: OldSchool1948 on September 12, 2021, 05:11:59 PM
Have your tried to turn shape protections off at the application level and at the shapesheet level?
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: wapperdude on September 15, 2021, 01:07:35 PM
@Thomas:  did you resolve this? 
If not, these questions come to mind...
1) is it a file issue or a Visio issue?  As Paul suggested, an upload would be helpful to sort this out.
2) does this happen only in this file?
3) does it happen with all files that use your code?
4) if you have access to another computer, with Visio, does file misbehave on that PC?
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: Yacine on September 16, 2021, 11:48:37 AM
This happens when shapes are assigned to multiple layers.
Select the shapes you want to repair (or their containing group shapes) and use the "assign multiple layers" dialog. Deassign everything first, apply, then select the desired layer, assign and close the dialog.
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: wapperdude on September 16, 2021, 12:30:42 PM
@Yacine:  ...and there's that. 
Title: Re: Unclickable shape
Post by: Yacine on September 20, 2021, 04:27:20 AM
@Yacine:  ...and there's that. 
Yep, too much screws every where. ;)