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Group Scaling

I have multiple grouped shapes that I am snaping to another shape. When I try to scale them all at once, only one will scale while the rest stay the same size.

I tried using the 'scale with group' behavior setting selected and the shapes will still not scale down correctly.

Any advice?

RE: Group Scaling

I have a work around that I came up with, but I've been told its too much to ask the end user to do. Is there a way I can post the word document here so that way you can get a better look at what I am talking about?

RE: Group Scaling

Hi Kyle,

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RE: Group Scaling

Hello Kyle,

With regard to your question about working with multiple grouped shapes, if you need to change the size of all the groups at the same time, select each group using the SHIFT key then click on any fill handle and drag the shape to the desired size. This will change all groups at the same time. This will work with shapes in MS Word and MS Visio.

I hope this resolves your question. If it has, please mark this question as resolved.

If you require further assistance, please reply to this post. Or perhaps you have another Microsoft Office question?

Have a great day.

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Creating an organisation chart in Visio using Excel data

A quick and easy way to create an organisation chart by importing names and titles stored in list format in an Excel spreadsheet into Visio.

1. Select File, New, Organization Chart.

2. Start the Organization Chart Wizard.

3. At the first step of the wizard, select the 'Information that I enter using the wizard' option, and click Next.

4. At the second step of the wizard, select Excel, then type the name of the file.

5. Select Browse to choose the location you wish to save the file to, click Save, and then click Next.

6. Click OK - a Microsoft Office Excel workbook will open with column headings already entered for you.

7. Replace the sample text with the text you wish to appear in your organisation chart. By holding your cursor over each column heading, you should be able to view data entry tips.

8. Save the Excel file, then close Excel.

9. Proceed through the remaining steps in the wizard to create your organization chart from the data you entered into the Excel file.

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- Microsoft Exchange Server Directory (Microsoft Exchange e-mail Address Book).

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