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chris
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Editing/Cropping a Shape?
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I want to have an outline map of the US, on top of which I will put people
and buildings to indicate specific locations.

The only stock Visio shape of the US that I can find includes Alaska and
Hawaii, which are not necessary and take up too much room.

Hope do I crop that shape to only have the contiguous US? The "help" section
is anything but helpful! I have tried everything.
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John Marshall, MVP
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Editing/Cropping a Shape? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The United Shapes contains about two hundred geometry sections. If you open
the shapesheet and place the cursor in one of the geometry section, you will
see a selection box on the drawing indicating what part is created by the
current geometry section. Start deleting sections.

John... Visio MVP

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"chris" wrote in message

>I want to have an outline map of the US, on top of which I will put people
> and buildings to indicate specific locations.
>
> The only stock Visio shape of the US that I can find includes Alaska and
> Hawaii, which are not necessary and take up too much room.
>
> Hope do I crop that shape to only have the contiguous US? The "help"
> section
> is anything but helpful! I have tried everything.
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chris
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Editing/Cropping a Shape? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank you, John. Yes, I got to the Shapes/Operations/Trim part which has
cramped my hand up from clicking little "vector" ? boxes and deleting
them....got rid of Alaska and Hawaii, then couldn't close out ot the
Operations feature....(how do you do that?) So I tried to copy the
shape...only to have it copy itself into its own shape (i.e. 2 versions of
the us)...So now I have deleted most of the 2nd us (still working on the
great lakes...) and need to know how I "save" that shape so I can use it
(stretch, copy, shade, etc) in a diagram.

Again, thank you for tha advice!

Chris

"John Marshall, MVP" wrote:

> The United Shapes contains about two hundred geometry sections. If you open
> the shapesheet and place the cursor in one of the geometry section, you will
> see a selection box on the drawing indicating what part is created by the
> current geometry section. Start deleting sections.
>
> John... Visio MVP
>
> Need stencils or ideas? http://www.mvps.org/visio/3rdparty.htm
> Need VBA examples? http://www.mvps.org/visio/VBA.htm
> Common Visio Questions http://www.mvps.org/visio/common_questions.htm
> Visio Wishlist http://www.mvps.org/visio/wish_list.htm
>
> "chris" wrote in message
>
> >I want to have an outline map of the US, on top of which I will put people
> > and buildings to indicate specific locations.
> >
> > The only stock Visio shape of the US that I can find includes Alaska and
> > Hawaii, which are not necessary and take up too much room.
> >
> > Hope do I crop that shape to only have the contiguous US? The "help"
> > section
> > is anything but helpful! I have tried everything.
>
>
>
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chris
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Editing/Cropping a Shape? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Can't one just block out a whole section of the shape and "cut"?

"John Marshall, MVP" wrote:

> The United Shapes contains about two hundred geometry sections. If you open
> the shapesheet and place the cursor in one of the geometry section, you will
> see a selection box on the drawing indicating what part is created by the
> current geometry section. Start deleting sections.
>
> John... Visio MVP
>
> Need stencils or ideas? http://www.mvps.org/visio/3rdparty.htm
> Need VBA examples? http://www.mvps.org/visio/VBA.htm
> Common Visio Questions http://www.mvps.org/visio/common_questions.htm
> Visio Wishlist http://www.mvps.org/visio/wish_list.htm
>
> "chris" wrote in message
>
> >I want to have an outline map of the US, on top of which I will put people
> > and buildings to indicate specific locations.
> >
> > The only stock Visio shape of the US that I can find includes Alaska and
> > Hawaii, which are not necessary and take up too much room.
> >
> > Hope do I crop that shape to only have the contiguous US? The "help"
> > section
> > is anything but helpful! I have tried everything.
>
>
>
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