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Old 06-29-2016, 08:53 AM
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Hi, I'm pretty new to Visio and climbing the learning curve as fast as I can. I've created a stencil with a number of rectangles with different colors and rounded corners. I'd like to change the size of the shape when I drag it into a drawing. I've tried right clicking / Edit Master / Edit Master Shape, and using the Shape Sheet to change the Page Width and Page Height. I saved the changes and closed the file, then re-opened it. Now when I right click on the shape in the stencil and repeat those steps, it shows the new dimensions consistently. But when I drag the shape into a diagram, it still comes in as the old size.

Is there a way to edit the size and shape of a shape in a stencil without dragging it into a drawing, resizing it, putting it back in the stencil, deleting the first version, and renaming the new one? And, if there is, is it possible to do that collectively to several shapes at once?



Any guidance would be much appreciated, as I said, I'm pretty new to Visio!
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:40 AM
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Is there a way to edit the size and shape of a shape in a stencil without dragging it into a drawing, resizing it, putting it back in the stencil, deleting the first version, and renaming the new one? And, if there is, is it possible to do that collectively to several shapes at once?
I can only speak to Visio 2010 but, this is quite simple and, I would assume, apply to all versions. The answer is NO. Stencils will only contain what you create and the creations cannot be edited inside the stencil...you would have to recreate either the one inside the stencil or insert another 'new' size to the stencil.
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