Friday, January 4, 2013

Copying Visio Shape Loses Formatting

Problem

When you copy a Visio shape from one file to another or even from one sheet to another, the copied shape loses the original formatting.

Solution

This can occur when Visio automatically applies the current them to the new instance of the shape.  When this occurs:

1) Right-click on the pasted shape

2) Point to Format, and then

3) Select Remove Theme.

The original formatting will return.

References

2 comments:

writ said...

I'm so grateful for this answer. You the real MVP Thanks.

Doc Ross said...

Worked great! thanks for the tip!