First off, apologies for not responding sooner...
And yes, Paul's clarification is correct; I for one would like to see the
shapesheet reflect the values from the selected shape (instead of manually
having to right-click select Show ShapeSheet). Others have stated they
prefer the current method so perhaps an option allowing the user to choose
which method he/she prefers.
Also, it would be nice to have the ability to select multiple shapes and,
when possible, update like-fields in their ShapeSheets simultaneously. For
example, if 20 shapes exist in a diagram the ability to select all and
change properties related to a common field within the Custom Properties
section would be easier, and, albeit, more dangerous..., than using the
Custom Property Sets.
Post by Mark Nelson [MS]
Both are good suggestions. We've lagged behind in our Shapesheet Window
investments recently, but if there are some small things like these that
would reduce clicks or frustration let us know.
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Post by David Parker
The ShapeSheet is a developer window - not for users, and I, for one, do
not want the ShapeSheet to change when I select a different shape. I
often have multiple SHapeSheet windows open during development.
Post by Al Edlund
paul, thanks for the clarification, al
Post by Paul Herber
I think what Harry means is that the shapesheet window should display
the shapesheet of the current selected shape. Selecting a different
shape should then show the data for that shape. This is exactly what
happens for the Size & Position window.
Post by Al Edlund
and what data in the shapesheet do you believe should be updated as the
Two questions regarding shapesheets;
1) Seems like Visio should update the data in the shapesheet as the
selected objects change. Right now I have to indvidially select each
shape and then right-click to show its sheet (seems like a lot of
uncessary clicking). Is this by design or am I missing something?
2) Is it possible to select multiple objects and update like
properties at one time? For example,
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