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Change text direction in cross-platform flowchart RRS feed

  • Question

  • Visio 2010 Standard Edition

    Hi all,

    How do I change the text direction in a horizontal swimlane shape? The text in the first column is vertically aligned and I would like this to be horizontally displayed.

    Also, if I copied a cylindrical timeline from a different to a cross-platform page, it looses all its formatting such as milestones, font, etc.. I tried different options available under 'paste', but I still didn't get the original one. Is there a way I can copy all the items created in a different to a file that has a cross-platform flowchart? 

    Thanks,


    Monday, September 14, 2015 5:32 AM

Answers

  • You need to enable the Developer tab. File -> Options


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

    • Marked as answer by Avinash.Rao Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:40 AM
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 8:37 AM
  • Hi Avinash.Rao,

    You can enable Developer tab by this method:

    1. On the File tab, choose the Options button.
    2. In the ApplicationName Options dialog box, choose the Customize Ribbon button.
    3. In the list of main tabs, select the Developer check box.
    4. Choose the OK button to close the Options dialog box.

    Please refer to this article about how to show the Developer Tab on the Ribbon:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb608625.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    Emi Zhang
    TechNet Community Support


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Avinash.Rao Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:40 AM
    Monday, September 21, 2015 1:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi Avinash.Rao,

    For your question 1, you can go to DEVELOPER tab and select Protection option, please uncheck Rotation as shown in the following figure.

     

    Then Select the shape you want to change text direction, and go to Home, and select Rotate Text as shown in the following figure:

    For your question 2, please try this method:
    1) Right-click on the pasted shape
    2) Point to Format, and then
    3) Select Remove Theme.
    The original formatting will return.

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    Emi Zhang
    TechNet Community Support


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:16 AM
  • Hi Emi

    Thanks a lot for your response.

    But I don't have the 'Developer' tab in my version of Visio. I am using Visio 2010 standard edition. :(

    Attached is the screenshot.

    Regards,


    Hi Avinash.Rao,

    For your question 1, you can go to DEVELOPER tab and select Protection option, please uncheck Rotation as shown in the following figure.

     

    Then Select the shape you want to change text direction, and go to Home, and select Rotate Text as shown in the following figure:

    For your question 2, please try this method:
    1) Right-click on the pasted shape
    2) Point to Format, and then
    3) Select Remove Theme.
    The original formatting will return.

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    Emi Zhang
    TechNet Community Support


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:18 AM
  • You need to enable the Developer tab. File -> Options


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

    • Marked as answer by Avinash.Rao Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:40 AM
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 8:37 AM
  • Hi Avinash.Rao,

    You can enable Developer tab by this method:

    1. On the File tab, choose the Options button.
    2. In the ApplicationName Options dialog box, choose the Customize Ribbon button.
    3. In the list of main tabs, select the Developer check box.
    4. Choose the OK button to close the Options dialog box.

    Please refer to this article about how to show the Developer Tab on the Ribbon:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb608625.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    Emi Zhang
    TechNet Community Support


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Avinash.Rao Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:40 AM
    Monday, September 21, 2015 1:10 AM
  • Hi Emi Zhang,

    Thank you so much for your step-by-step instructions.

    I enabled the developer tab and could format the text! 

    Cheers,

    Avinash

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:40 AM
  • I've been trying to figure this out for a while!  Finally a great answer!  Thank you!
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:25 PM