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Visio Discussions => General Visio => Topic started by: smoore33 on May 21, 2022, 07:05:32 PM

Title: Shape and group protection
Post by: smoore33 on May 21, 2022, 07:05:32 PM
I'd like to know the easiest way to:
1) Create objects/shapes and group them (I think I've got this);
2) Protect all the objects (shapes) in the group and the group itself so that the objects inside the group can't be modified individually; but
3) Still be able to move, rotate, and add dimensions to the group, as a whole.

I've been using Visio infrequently for decades and it remains challenging for me (even though networking and most other things IT I get quite well).
Thanks.

PS. I'm using Visio 2003
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: Yacine on May 22, 2022, 04:05:56 AM
What is the purpose of the exercise?

On one hand you can put some protection to subshapes. On the other hand there is no protection you cannot break.

What is not enough in having the subshapes in the group?
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: smoore33 on May 22, 2022, 01:01:25 PM
My purpose is to avoid accidentally selecting and moving subshapes and to be able to make selecting and moving grouped items as a whole less error-prone.
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: Paul Herber on May 22, 2022, 03:08:41 PM
ribbon Developer -> Behavior
in the bottom right of the dialog box Selection : Group Only
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: smoore33 on May 22, 2022, 04:51:24 PM
Thanks, but do you happen to remember if 2003 has that feature and where it is?
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: Surrogate on May 22, 2022, 11:34:13 PM
Thanks, but do you happen to remember if 2003 has that feature and where it is?
(https://surrogate-tm.w3spaces.com/pngs/Visio2003_behavior.png)
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: wapperdude on May 23, 2022, 09:08:42 AM
@Surrogate:  Wow!  You have an active V2003!?!.  I thought that Vojo would have been the 1st responder to this question. 
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: Surrogate on May 23, 2022, 09:24:21 AM
You have an active V2003!?!
Yes, I have  ;D
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: Paul Herber on May 23, 2022, 11:54:38 AM
I'd forgotten that those items were on the Format menu. I had to decommission my computer with V2003, it was running Windows XP and was just so old. I still have the disc though, just in case ...
Title: Re: Shape and group protection
Post by: vojo on May 23, 2022, 12:45:40 PM
in developer menu...its still there in 365 plan 2