Broken lines


  • Rectangles (from the ribbon) and Rounded Rectangles (from the "Basic Shapes" group) have broken lines. It looks like the rectangle is made up of lines for the sides, arcs for the corners, and the end of the line/arc segments have different coordinates. No matter what format I save to, the rectangles look terrible, and even look bad when zooming in within Visio itself. Is there any alternate way to create a rounded rectangle that actually makes the end of line segments meet up?

    You can see examples of this at (make sure to view the image full-size). I'd like to use this in printed material, so a vector format is definitely preferable (so it can be scaled to higher DPI printing), but all the vector formats look especially disjointed.

    Thanks in advance!


    • Edited by Matty_B Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:45 PM
    Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:49 PM

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  • Hi Matt,


    I have also tested the rounded rectangle in Visio, and paste the picture here:


    It is by design, and we are unable to change how the created rounded rectangle looks like currently.




    Sally Tang


    Monday, June 14, 2010 8:17 AM
  • Hi Sally,

    Thanks for the testing the rounded rectangle. Although your picture does contain a rounded rectangle, it doesn't show the behavior I'm attempting to describe. I have investigated the situation further, and put together a bit more detail here:

    The coordinates for corners and sides simply do not match up, creating breaks in the lines. It seems like a reasonable fix to have the same design (of arcs and lines), but actually have the end of lines meet up.

    Thanks for your input.

    - Matt

    Monday, June 14, 2010 6:49 PM
  • Sally, I don't think you understand what Matty_B is saying. Visio is exporting incorrect coordinates for most vector formats. See Matty_B's second image as he explains the behavior in technical detail. There is no way this is by design.
    Monday, June 14, 2010 7:05 PM
  • I have done some more investigation. The following image shows that the sides of shapes are being snapped to to multiples of 0.25 for some reason (and not necessarily the nearest multiple of 0.25...). This seems to be present in every exported vector format.



    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:43 PM
  • Any one find a solution?


    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:48 PM