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VISIO 2007 cannot copy

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  • Hi all,

    when am trying to copy some text from visio file, following error message occuring.

    can anybody help in this.

    Visio internal error # -1

    Action 1021: copy

    First try closing and reopening the file. next try restarting visio.

    Thanks in advance

    Aadhya 


    Dienstag, 20. November 2012 06:40

Antworten

  • Hi,

    This kind of error is generally seen when a file has some corruption, possibly very minor - meaning that you can still open and print, for instance, but some action, like copying shapes, causes an error.

    If you have one or two files that seem to see this problem, try cleaning them up (after making backup copies) using suggestions from this article:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826418 / "How to troubleshoot damaged drawings in Visio"

    Specifically, try the "Methods to try if you can open the drawing" section:

    Method 1: Save the file as an XML drawing

    Save the drawing as an XML drawing (.vdx file), and then save the XML drawing as a drawing (.vsd file). To do this:

    1. Start Visio, and then open your drawing.
    2. On the File menu, click Save As.
    3. In the Save As dialog box, click XML Drawing (*.vdx)in theSave as type box, and then type a file name in theFile name box. Specify a location where you want to save the drawing file, and then clickSave.
    4. Close all the drawings that are currently open.
    5. On the File menu, click Open.
    6. Locate the XML drawing (.vdx) that you saved earlier in step 3, and then clickOpen.
    7. On the File menu, click Save As.
    8. In the Save As dialog box, click Drawing (*.vsd) in the Save as type box, and then type a file name in the File name box. Specify a location where you want to save the drawing file, and then clickSave.
    9. Close the drawing.
    10. On the File menu, click Open
    11. Locate the drawing (.vsd file) that you saved earlier in step 8, and then clickOpen.

    There are other options in that section, but this one is the most effective.

    If the above method cannot solve the issue, then try to upgrade to Visio 2010 to check the issue.


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    Mittwoch, 21. November 2012 07:18
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  • Hi,

    This kind of error is generally seen when a file has some corruption, possibly very minor - meaning that you can still open and print, for instance, but some action, like copying shapes, causes an error.

    If you have one or two files that seem to see this problem, try cleaning them up (after making backup copies) using suggestions from this article:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826418 / "How to troubleshoot damaged drawings in Visio"

    Specifically, try the "Methods to try if you can open the drawing" section:

    Method 1: Save the file as an XML drawing

    Save the drawing as an XML drawing (.vdx file), and then save the XML drawing as a drawing (.vsd file). To do this:

    1. Start Visio, and then open your drawing.
    2. On the File menu, click Save As.
    3. In the Save As dialog box, click XML Drawing (*.vdx)in theSave as type box, and then type a file name in theFile name box. Specify a location where you want to save the drawing file, and then clickSave.
    4. Close all the drawings that are currently open.
    5. On the File menu, click Open.
    6. Locate the XML drawing (.vdx) that you saved earlier in step 3, and then clickOpen.
    7. On the File menu, click Save As.
    8. In the Save As dialog box, click Drawing (*.vsd) in the Save as type box, and then type a file name in the File name box. Specify a location where you want to save the drawing file, and then clickSave.
    9. Close the drawing.
    10. On the File menu, click Open
    11. Locate the drawing (.vsd file) that you saved earlier in step 8, and then clickOpen.

    There are other options in that section, but this one is the most effective.

    If the above method cannot solve the issue, then try to upgrade to Visio 2010 to check the issue.


    Jaynet Zhang
    TechNet Community Support
    A new Office has arrived, try it now.
    A beautiful Start. It begins here. Windows 8 and Windows RT.
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Mittwoch, 21. November 2012 07:18
    Moderator
  • I've just had this problem now and I followed the method advised here - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/826418 - but it didn't work. I guess it depends on what you want to do with the copied diagram, but in my case it was to copy the whole diagram into a Word document.

    If you want to do this I found that if you right-click somewhere in the diagram, away from any object so as not to select it, it presents  a pop-up with an option to Copy Drawing. Click on this and you can then copy into your Word document. If that doesn't work for you, here's a workaround:

    1. Open PowerPoint and create a blanks slide.
    2. Select all (Ctl A) the objects in your Visio diagram then using the outer selection rectangle of the selected objects, drag the whole lot into your PPT slide. (Once in place you may have to shrink it down to fit the PPT page size).
    3. I tried dragging straight into Word but I got an error message.
    4. Now you can copy the contents of the PPT page into your Word document.
    5. Although I was using Visio 2007, my Word and PPT are at 2013 levels, so I can't say this will work with earlier versions of Office.
    6. This does mean I have to repeat the drag and drop into PPT and copy into Word every time I change the Visio, but it does give me a way out. 
    • Bearbeitet orchestrand Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2015 10:33
    Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015 16:06
  • The question here was about copying just the text from a drawing, not the whole page.


    Paul Herber, Engineering and software shapes for Visio<br/> <a href="http://www.paulherber.co.uk/">Paul Herber</a>

    Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2015 10:39
  • Before trying all of the above solutions (which most likely work) try simply doing a "Save As" to a new file name.

    "Save As" eliminates the mini save versions of the file.

    I ran into the Visio internal error #-1 action 1021 and this simple fix worked for me.


    • Bearbeitet Hammer_PDX Montag, 9. Mai 2016 15:18 clarification
    Montag, 9. Mai 2016 15:16
  • Hi all, 

    I have the same problems, and already been solved by just deleting the final box (terminator) in the box 

    May be, one of the boxex in the chart have error, In my diagram, the final box (terminator) is the one.


    Solution: Just create a new Teminator box at the end of the chart (without using copy & format painter function)

    Kapa King

    Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016 03:55