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Visio 2010 - How to make objects same size as each other.

    Question

  • Hi,

    I have a fairly simple question.

    Lets say I have two or more objects on the screen. Is there a way I can easily click on
    both objects and say make the width the same as each other or make the same height.
    At the moment I can have to do this individually for each object. The issue
    is this can be quite time consuming with multiple objects.

    Thanks,

    Ward
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:47 AM

Answers

  • Simple answer, yes -

    menu View -> Size and Position window

    select your two (or more) shapes

    type the new width (or height) in the appropriate box.

    As often happens with simple questions and simple answers there are always maybes and howevers.

    If the shape(s) width/height etc are based on a calculation then this may all go wrong as you will overwrite any formulae, similarly, if the size is determined by an addon. Also bear in mind that the shape may be protected of the sizes may be guarded. It also might not work for some grouped shapes.

     


    Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd. Electronics for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electronics/ Electrical for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electrical/ Electronics Packages for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electronics-packages/
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:28 PM

All replies

  • Simple answer, yes -

    menu View -> Size and Position window

    select your two (or more) shapes

    type the new width (or height) in the appropriate box.

    As often happens with simple questions and simple answers there are always maybes and howevers.

    If the shape(s) width/height etc are based on a calculation then this may all go wrong as you will overwrite any formulae, similarly, if the size is determined by an addon. Also bear in mind that the shape may be protected of the sizes may be guarded. It also might not work for some grouped shapes.

     


    Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd. Electronics for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electronics/ Electrical for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electrical/ Electronics Packages for Visio http://www.sandrila.co.uk/visio-electronics-packages/
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:28 PM
  • Unfortunately, there is no Size/Position window on the View ribbon in 2010.  There's a Shape window on the Home ribbon.  But it doesn't have any attributes related to sizing, only Fill, Line and Shadow.
    Monday, September 24, 2012 12:32 PM
  • Yes there is, it's in the Task Panes drop down list.


    Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd. Engineering and software shapes for Visio
    Sandrila Ltd

    Monday, September 24, 2012 12:43 PM
  • Yes there is, it's in the Task Panes drop down list.


    Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd. Engineering and software shapes for Visio
    Sandrila Ltd

    Where exactly is the "Task Panes Drop down List?" 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:26 PM
  • On the View ribbon, in the Show section.


    Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd. Engineering and software shapes for Visio
    Sandrila Ltd

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:12 PM
  • That was very helpful. Thank you
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:37 AM