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Chapter 6. Storing Data in Diagrams > Using Custom Property Sets

Using Custom Property Sets

You can edit the properties for any individual shape, or you can take advantage of Visio’s custom property set. This feature provides a quick way to define and work with a group of custom properties, and then apply them wholesale to a group of shapes. To create a custom property set, you define a name for the set and then add the properties you want to include. Then you can apply your property set to selected shapes on the drawing page, the document stencil, or any open custom stencil. When you create custom properties in this way, it’s easy to edit labels and formats for the entire set.

Custom property sets become especially useful when you import objects to use as shapes or draw shapes from scratch. The imported and from-scratch shapes won’t have the same custom properties as other shapes in the drawing. For example, in a floor plan, shapes can be used to track facilities and equipment information through their custom properties. If you convert a CAD symbol library to Visio shapes, the converted shapes don’t have custom properties. However, you can quickly add the entire set of facilities and equipment properties to the converted shapes.


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