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Chapter 3. Modifying Visio SmartShape Sy... > The Diverse Format Sections of the S...

The Diverse Format Sections of the ShapeSheet

There are actually several “Format” sections in a Visio ShapeSheet. They include the Line Format, Fill Format, Character, Paragraph, and Text Block Format sections. I'll take you through them section by section, cell by cell. When we are through, you will know more than you ever thought possible about how the visual qualities of a Visio SmartShape symbol can be manipulated (and you thought all you could do was make flowchart boxes…).

Line Format Section

The Line Format Section of the ShapeSheet controls many aspects of a Visio SmartShape symbol's line. This is the line that is the Geometry path(s) for the symbol. It includes such diverse formatting information as line weight, color, line type, begin arrow or symbol types, end arrow or symbol types, and line cap style. This section consists of eight cells. They are


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