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Custom shape fill problem in Visio

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Custom shape fill problem in Visio

Good morning,

I have created a custom shape in Visio, using the Combine command, and I want to fill it in with a lined pattern. I've selected my shape, gone into Shape - Fill - Fill Options - and chosen my pattern, but nothing happens when I close this dialog - and the shape isn't filled.

Do you know where I might have gone wrong?

Many thanks,
Julia

RE: Custom shape fill problem in Visio

p.s. I am using Visio 2010.

RE: Custom shape fill problem in Visio

Hi Julia,

Thank you for your question and sorry for the delay in responding.

Are you trying to use a pattern in the fill colour box?
What shapes did you use to create the new combined shape as I am aware that certain shapes from certain stencils, when combined together, the fill colour cannot be applied.

Regards

Simon

RE: Custom shape fill problem in Visio

Hi Julia,

I am currently going though the active questions on our support forum and as I didn't hear back from my last post, I was wondering whether you have since resolved this problem.

If two shapes are combined using Shape Operations, the line fill will apply to everything apart from the intersection shape. I chose Pattern 2 and a green colour.

If it hasn't for any reason, can you please email me within the next 5 days otherwise the question will be automatically marked as resolved.

Thank you for your assistance.

Regards

Simon

Will be marked as resolved in 5 days

Notice: This is an automated message. Due to inactivity, this forum post will be marked as 'resolved' if there are no further responses in the next 5 days.

Fri 23 Nov 2012: Automatically marked as resolved.

 

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