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denismq

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Shape Protection Doesn't Prevent Shape Modification
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:25:22 PM »
I apply shape protection by right clicking and selecting Format, Protection.
Selecting all should make these shapes unmodifiable.
If you hover over the shape with the mouse cursor the vertices of the shape appear in green.
These don't seem to be effected by the protection and allow you to modify and distort the shape.
Is there any way to prevent this.

I am using Visio 2003 on Windows XP

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Re: Shape Protection Doesn't Prevent Shape Modification
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 01:48:27 AM »
You will have to go into the shapesheet for the shape and in the Protection section you will see a LockVtxEdit property. If you set this to 1 then this will lock the vertices. For some reason this never made it to the protection menu!

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denismq

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Re: Shape Protection Doesn't Prevent Shape Modification
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 07:13:51 PM »
Thanks Andy,
I knew this had to be possible.
I've been searching Visio books for about a year to fix this.

Denis

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Re: Shape Protection Doesn't Prevent Shape Modification
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 04:07:05 AM »
Hi!

I can save a file with write protection. How can I delete this protection without saving the file with another name or another directory?

Thanks!

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Re: Shape Protection Doesn't Prevent Shape Modification
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 10:44:47 AM »
Hi Steffen,

I think you right-click on the file in Explorer and uncheck "Read-only".

I couldn't find a way from within Visio to make it read-write again...
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