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effebruno

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V2007 Parallel mode shape usage
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:57:54 AM »
Hi,

I was using the Basic Flowchart stencil when I found the Parallel mode shape. Visio 2007 online help is a bit vague: could you explain to me how to use this shape, especially regarding the 4 yellow diamond handles it contains?

Thank you very much,
Filippo

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Re: V2007 Parallel mode shape usage
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 02:55:56 PM »
http://www.sandrila.co.uk/articles/visio-articles/visio-flowchart-shapes/

I think the purpose of the shape is to join various connectors, the yellow handles move the connection points. Unless you a very particular use for it I'd not recommend using it.
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Re: V2007 Parallel mode shape usage
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 10:53:05 PM »
But Paul, somebody went to a certain amount of effort to make that shape!  Whisk!  Another shape swept aside.   :o   :D

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Re: V2007 Parallel mode shape usage
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 03:31:11 AM »
Hi,
looking at the Controls shapesheet section I found that the yellow diamond handles affect the Geometries, so I played around a bit and I find that the handles have to be dragged outside the shape to create external connectors. Yesterday I moved them only inside, so nothing happened...

Btw, thank you! :)

Filippo