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Clone Shapes
« on: January 26, 2009, 05:34:50 AM »
Hi, All.

Parent Shape is blue one, all others are children.
They all behave as any one of them, when you

1. move arrow head,
2. turn the flag shape,
3. move or turn the text with text block tool,
4. change the shape of flag by moving the points with pencil tool.

The mechanism is quite simple, each related cell refer to the parent cell
with the formula "SETATREF(Sheet.1!cellname)"

Have you any idea for the usage?
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 05:37:18 AM by JuneTheSecond »
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Junichi Yoda

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Re: Clone Shapes
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 07:23:24 AM »
There's got to be a use for that! Cars on a freeway, commuters on a train, sheep in general, aerobics class, synchronised swimmers ...

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Re: Clone Shapes
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 08:51:35 AM »

- Solar panels that turn with the sun
- Chairs in an auditorium or stadium that need to point a certain way
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Re: Clone Shapes
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 07:28:15 PM »
Very cool.  Had fun cloning around.

Junethe2nd did a great job accounting for all the normal, expected user needs.  One caution, which is unavoidable, if a user uses the pencil to grab the inflection points to add curvature to the lines, the clones won't follow.  That's because Visio changes the geometry row definition in the source shape.
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