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#### Visisthebest

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##### You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« on: September 12, 2023, 07:58:33 AM »
You do not have completely free choice of which two color tones to use, but this is actually possible with a non-group shape.

The puzzle for you is how, hint: it is actually quite simple, I just did not expect this setting to have this effect on a line, but now it is quite obvious.

Challenge:

- The line must be around a rectangle.

- The thickness of the 'lines' must be exactly the same for the two color tones.

- If you are able to achieve this with line gradients I am very impressed (could be doable not sure, then you can choose from all colors), but it is much more simple than this.

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#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2023, 12:42:18 PM »
? ? ?
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#### Visisthebest

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2023, 04:49:39 AM »
I will keep this as a puzzle to solve, but if anyone actually needs the solution to use I will post the answer here.

In the mean time, who can solve this conundrum? A single Visio shape does not allow lines to have more than one color (if gradients are off), so how can you create a two color tone line (half the line width one color, half the line width another color)?

(also, I am not using line patterns)

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#### wapperdude

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2023, 05:39:01 PM »
You mean like this?  Clever.!
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#### Visisthebest

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2023, 02:24:06 AM »
Yes, but there are some limitations in terms of the color tones you can use.

And I use it with the two tone color lines each being equally thick no white space in between, that may be a limitation as well of this approach.
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#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2023, 03:41:27 AM »
I can hardly stand the suspense.
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#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2023, 03:44:18 AM »
? ? ?

That must be a new forum record of likes to post length ratio.
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#### Nikolay

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2023, 04:16:51 AM »
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#### wapperdude

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2023, 08:55:14 AM »
Yes, but there are some limitations in terms of the color tones you can use.

And I use it with the two tone color lines each being equally thick no white space in between, that may be a limitation as well of this approach.
If you try to eliminate the white space, the colors tend to bleed together.  Somewhat tempermental.  The look is cleaner with white space.  3 lines are possible too, but takes much finesse and patience.  Some color combinations are not as expected.
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#### wapperdude

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2023, 09:03:07 AM »
I can hardly stand the suspense.

It's a girl.

P.S.  I'm not posting the Visio file...yet.  Will let Visisthebest do that.  Its his puzzle.
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#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2023, 12:06:06 PM »
Does the line need to stay editable?
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#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2023, 01:15:19 PM »
Would still prefer line patterns.
Too limited in its applications.
Note the uneven width distribution on the vertical and horizontal lines.

@Wayne, you can prevent bleeding by setting up areas and do an abrupt change with two very close points.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2023, 01:17:31 AM by Yacine »
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#### Visisthebest

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2023, 04:34:17 AM »
Yacine I assume you did this with gradients with sudden stops very impressive, I use something else which limits the choice of color tones but the lines are exactly equal.
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#### Nikolay

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2023, 04:39:33 AM »
Looks cool. But can you do it for a connector, i.e. make a two-colored connector, or a striped one?
Without using the line patterns?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2023, 04:41:58 AM by Nikolay »

#### Yacine

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##### Re: You can create a two tone border within the same (non-group shape!)
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2023, 05:03:59 AM »
Looks cool. But can you do it for a connector, i.e. make a two-colored connector, or a striped one?
Without using the line patterns?
Not with my solution.
It's anyway just an exercise, not a serious alternative to line patterns.
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