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    If I start a new visio document as a "Database Model Diagram," when I add an entity shape it has a properties page at the bottom of the screen. I would like to add properties to other shapes, not in the "Database Model Diagram. How do I do this.

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    I figured out what I wanted. It is not as fancy as the DB properties window, but it will suffice.

    Right click on a shape, select shape, custom properties. In the pop up dialog, select define, then add or delete custom properties at will.

    Now go to view, custom properties window. The Custom Properties window can float or be docked. Select a shape to see or edit it's custom properties.

    Custom properties can automaticlly show as text in the shape. In my case, two out of seven custom properties show in the shape. To show the properties, go to insert, field. Select "custom properties" and the field to show. To show a second (or third or fourth ...) custom field, select the shape, position the edit cursor after the first field and repeat the steps for inserting a field.

    I hope this helps someone else.

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