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    More VML woes - zoom (2003)

    Having solved my last problem, for my next trick, I have created a reasonably complicated flowchart with some in-page connectors. These, I hypelinked.

    I found out by plodding through various sites that I can change the default zoom level so that the links open up in the right zoom level - if you don't, clicking the link on the shape takes you to the default level of "whole page" which is not particularly helpful. I set these to have 150% zoom, which means that the shape is readily visible and you can see where to go. In the shape, you set the hyperlink as:

    Address: ?zoom=150
    Sub-address: Page-1Object.123
    Text: Link to connector 1

    (although note that you can also set the zoom by clicking on Browse on Sub-Address - but it gets put in the Address section anyway so you might just as well type it there)

    This works exactly as intended in Visio. But when I export to VML, oh dear. First of all, I have to manually correct the VML shape file as described by Hans in my earlier <post#=657383>post 657383</post#>. But a) the text description has not been added - it's just the text on the connector - and [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] the zoom doesn't work AT ALL - it only goes to whole page and nothing else. I can manually edit the VML_1.HTM to find the text (for reference, it is the origTitle= section in the shape definition) but I cannot find, anywhere, any information about setting the zoom level.

    Been everywhere I can think of online to see if anyone else has the problem, but nothing.

    Help? <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: More VML woes - zoom (2003)

    Is it too simplistic to scale all your drawings in Visio to be 50% larger before you save it as html?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: More VML woes - zoom (2003)

    Andrew,

    Yes, it is. The default view is a "fit to page" so by making everything 50% bigger in Visio, you make it smaller when you try to fit it into a fixed width web page.

    Besides, the problem is that I want people to be able to navigate the connectors - even if I make it appear bigger on the screen. When you view a whole page, you still don't get to see which connector you've just hyperlinked to!

    Cheers,

    Stuart

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