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Chapter 6. Storing Data in Diagrams > Defining Custom Properties

Defining Custom Properties

If you want to track information with your drawings, you probably also want to customize the custom properties. Perhaps your company uses a specific nomenclature for fields that you want your drawing to reflect. Or maybe you want to remove some custom properties to streamline data entry. You can add and remove custom properties as well as edit their labels and the format used to display the values. Visio features two ways of accessing custom properties:

  • Through the Custom Properties window, which lets you work with the properties of a single shape or master shape.

  • By editing custom property sets, which is described later in this chapter. This lets you define multiple properties at once (that is, a custom property set), which can be applied to multiple shapes at once.


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