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Old 08-10-2015, 09:10 AM
redwards60 redwards60 is offline How do I lock shape positions in Visio 2010 Windows 7 64bit How do I lock shape positions in Visio 2010 Office 2010 64bit
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Question How do I lock shape positions in Visio 2010

I am using MS Visio 2010...

I inserted a state map to be used as the background of the Visio drawing - I even identified it as a layer. I want to place symbols on the map, that denote certain entities, like hospitals, etc. However, every time I go to re-position the map or change the size of the map, the individual symbols lose their proper location on the map. How do I "lock" the symbols on the map, so if I move or re-size the map, they adjust accordingly so they remain in their proper location on the map?



Do I use layers, groups, containers, or something else to accomplish this?

Thanks for any help you can provide - I am self taught, so there is much in Visio I do not completely understand and use properly!
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:41 AM
JimP JimP is offline How do I lock shape positions in Visio 2010 Windows 8 How do I lock shape positions in Visio 2010 Office 2013
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I am not certain you can "lock" any graphic to a position and expect it to move (increase or decrease in size) when you adjust the size of the main object. You can try to "group" the objects together but, I have found that process, when it works, may cause other problems within the drawing. Obviously, the best solution is to define the size of the map first...then add your other objects. Tedious I know...I worked with architecture drawings doing this same process.

However, other posters may have a better solution.
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