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nv June 1st, 2010 10:19 AM

Bug in Brainstorming Layout
 
Hello everyone!

I'm working on a brainstorming diagram in Visio 2007 on Windows 7 on a
computer, which is running very stable. I'm adding or changing elements and
connections every once in a while. The diagram contains 3 or 4 association
lines.

I've already had a bug where Visio showed me a lot of File not Found
messages every time I opened the file or copied the elements with Ctrl-C. I
was able to work around that bug by copying and pasting the diagrams to a new
file.

Now I have a different bug in this new file: I've recently added some more
subelements (sub-subjects? My Visio is German. I don't know the English
wording) to the diagram. They are being layouted in many very wrong ways. The
old elements' layouts are fine. I'd post a screen shot, but there is no
attachment function in this forum. In the current layout most of the diagram
is set above and to the right of the paper, but two sub-elements are set
below and left of the paper. Neither are touching the paper.

I've tried to export and re-import the diagram. But if I do that not only do
I lose the separation of the diagram into sheets but I also lose the
associations.

I#v tried to save the diagram to vdx-file, but Visio seems to save the
thought-hierarchy wrongly and after trying to manually correct it and save it
again it was just broken in a different way.

Are my problems related to a known bug? Are there workarounds?

Paul Herber[_2_] June 2nd, 2010 12:34 PM

Bug in Brainstorming Layout
 
On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 02:19:01 -0700, nv wrote:

Hello everyone!

I'm working on a brainstorming diagram in Visio 2007 on Windows 7 on a
computer, which is running very stable. I'm adding or changing elements and
connections every once in a while. The diagram contains 3 or 4 association
lines.

I've already had a bug where Visio showed me a lot of File not Found
messages every time I opened the file or copied the elements with Ctrl-C. I
was able to work around that bug by copying and pasting the diagrams to a new
file.


I'll take a guess that it all went wrong when you copied and pasted to a new file.
Did you just create a blank page and copy all the shapes to the new page? That won't work
as the page has certain properties that are needed.
You need to create a blank brainstorming page and copy into that. If you can then copy
from the original page before it all went wrong. I hope you have that in a backup!

The links are a different matter ...

Post this message and the attachment on the Visio Guy forum:
http://www.visguy.com/vgforum/


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nv June 2nd, 2010 03:15 PM

Bug in Brainstorming Layout
 
"Paul Herber" wrote:

I'll take a guess that it all went wrong when you copied and pasted to a new file.
Did you just create a blank page and copy all the shapes to the new page? That won't work
as the page has certain properties that are needed.
You need to create a blank brainstorming page and copy into that. If you can then copy
from the original page before it all went wrong. I hope you have that in a backup!


Thank you Paul. In fact I did copy and paste things to a blank brainstorming
diagram as I had noted that visio didn't like mixing brainstorming pages and
shapes in files that were not pure brainstorming diagrams. My copy and paste
solution worked fine for a while. I could add to and change my diagram. Only
now -- out of nowhere -- it's going crazy again. I find myself saying what
every service-desk just loves to hear: "I didn't touch anything!"

The links are a different matter ...

Post this message and the attachment on the Visio Guy forum:
http://www.visguy.com/vgforum/


I'll do that.


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