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How can we move the position of a VISIO shape title?

    Frage

  • All of the shapes I've been using so far in VISIO 2010 have the default title position at the bottom of the shape. For example, if you double click on a Person (also called user) shape shown here, in the bottom of the shape you get a blank label where you can type, say, Customer. How can I move that position to the top for example?

    Thanks.


    • Bearbeitet namwam Freitag, 7. September 2012 16:54
    Freitag, 7. September 2012 01:46

Antworten

  • If you use a stencil, (e.g., Work Flow Objects stencil) that has Master Shapes with a text field pre-applied like a Person, you can easily move the text by highlighting the Shape and then mousing over and selecting the yellow diamond control handle over the text.  That will allow you to drag the text to wherever you want on the canvas.  But it will remain coupled to the Shape.

    More generally, I have been recommending Chris Roth's (Visio Guy) book "Using Microsoft Visio 2010" because it's a great tips and tricks manual for relatively new users.  Chapter 6 explains the specific text management that you are looking for.  The accompanying online version of the book includes a linked video clip that is nicely illustrative.


    Steve Mack


    Freitag, 7. September 2012 19:03
  • I'd start here

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa200987(v=office.10).aspx

    al


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    Freitag, 7. September 2012 18:14

Alle Antworten

  • AFAIK the shape titles (text) is actually controlled in the shapesheet of the individual shapes. Each of them would probably have to be edited individually.

    al


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    Freitag, 7. September 2012 10:35
  • Al,

    I have edited my original post with an example of what I am looking for.

    Thanks.

    Freitag, 7. September 2012 16:56
  • I'd start here

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa200987(v=office.10).aspx

    al


    If this answer solves your problem, please check Mark as Answered. If this answer helps, please click the Vote as Helpful button. Al Edlund Visio MVP

    Freitag, 7. September 2012 18:14
  • If you use a stencil, (e.g., Work Flow Objects stencil) that has Master Shapes with a text field pre-applied like a Person, you can easily move the text by highlighting the Shape and then mousing over and selecting the yellow diamond control handle over the text.  That will allow you to drag the text to wherever you want on the canvas.  But it will remain coupled to the Shape.

    More generally, I have been recommending Chris Roth's (Visio Guy) book "Using Microsoft Visio 2010" because it's a great tips and tricks manual for relatively new users.  Chapter 6 explains the specific text management that you are looking for.  The accompanying online version of the book includes a linked video clip that is nicely illustrative.


    Steve Mack


    Freitag, 7. September 2012 19:03
  • Click on the Text Box tool (the A with an arrow around it) and you will be able to move the text to a new location. If you are doing this for many shapes, consider doing the change to the master shapes.

    John... the original Visio MVP (since 1993) Visio.MVPs.org

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen gisChimp Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013 14:52
    Montag, 10. September 2012 13:23
  • Many thanks to Steve Mack. I was able to move the text of a user (person) shape by following his instructions.

    -Nam


    • Bearbeitet namwam Montag, 10. September 2012 16:54
    Montag, 10. September 2012 16:47
  • As of Visio 2016 you'll find the Text Block function here that allows you to reposition any textblock in a shape

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen MadPAM Mittwoch, 8. Februar 2017 15:59
    Donnerstag, 24. September 2015 18:58
  • As of Visio 2016 you'll find the Text Block function here that allows you to reposition any textblock in a shape

    Thank you Eric for the tip. It is also valid for Visio 2013. 

    Sonntag, 7. Februar 2016 21:17
  • Eric,  thanks for this.  I also found the same tool in the 2013 version (on the <Home> tab.
    Montag, 18. April 2016 19:55
  • As of Visio 2016 you'll find the Text Block function here that allows you to reposition any textblock in a shape

    Thank you Eric for the tip. It is also valid for Visio 2013. 


    How can you rotate the text? The tool suggests it can be used to rotate as well as move, but I don't see how to rotate.
    Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2017 07:27
  • After editing the text, click outside the text box, then back on the text box. Now you see the rotate mark as on shapes.
    Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017 08:08
  • Thank you this worked great for me in Visio 2013! Such a simple thing to accomplish and very few know about this.
    Freitag, 25. Mai 2018 17:55