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In the developer tab, there is the very handy Show Shapesheet function, but how do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document? (a separate stencil you've opened)
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 06:01:13 AM »
The stencil doesn't have a shapesheet, there is nothing equivalent in a stencil.
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 06:05:34 AM »
The stencil is a Visio document object, so I expected it to also have a shapesheet :)
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 07:10:14 AM »
Paul you might be in for a surprise!

"Everything in Microsoft Visio, every document, page, style, shape, group, shape or object within a group, master, object from another program, guide, and guide point, has a ShapeSheet spreadsheet where information about that object is stored."

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/client-developer/visio/about-the-shapesheet-spreadsheet
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 08:09:37 AM »
Ok, yes, there is a shapesheet, but nothing useful. You can see this in a VSX format file (I've attached an example for those who can no longer save in VSX format).
There is the <DocumentSheet> section, then there is the <Masters> section.
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 08:26:08 AM »
Thank you Paul, but this does mean I can add User cells to the Stencil's shapesheet with some useful versioning data for instance (to avoid users loading older incompatible stencils for instance).

If it has a shapesheet I assume I can add a user section, hopefully.
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Re: How do you do show the shapesheet of a Stencil's document?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 08:31:23 AM »
P.S. you need to open it in a text editor like Notepad++.
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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