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Professional Development with Visio® 2000 by David Edson

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The Controls Section of the ShapeSheet

Ah, control! It makes you think that you just might be in charge of something, right? Perhaps. In Visio terms, a control on a SmartShape symbol is yet another “green thing.” Similar to a sizing handle, it is green, but dimmer. When you select a SmartShape symbol and then click-and-drag on a control handle, two things will become readily apparent. First, by pausing on the handle before clicking it, you will generally see a brief item of information displayed in a help box. This assists you in understanding what the control handle is for. Second, when you drag the control handle around, it manipulates some aspect of the SmartShape symbol: its physical geometry, its rotation, its size, the location of parts ...

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