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    Dashed lines - My puzzle of the day (Visio 2002 SR-1)

    Here is my puzzle of the day?? I have a Visio drawing - two of the lines in the drawing are dashed. When I copy the drawing to a text box in Word (2K) one of the lines becomes solid. I have tried reapplying the dashed formatting to the line in Visio and recopying - to no avail. Any insight that anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    Ron M <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Dashed lines - My puzzle of the day (Visio 2002 SR-1)

    Have you tried exporting the graphic and then importing that file into Word rather than using copy and paste?

    Do both lines have the same 'style' name?

    Is there a third 'invisible' line behind the one that becomes solid?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Dashed lines - My puzzle of the day (Visio 2002 SR-1)

    I often get odd changes when importing Visio into word. The most effective method I have found is to create a white rectangle as a background behind the Visio drawing, Select All, Group, Copy, and then to Paste into word (Usually using Paste Special (as a Picture or Enhanced Metafile depending on what I am going to do with the Word document)

    StuartR

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    Re: Dashed lines - My puzzle of the day (Visio 2002 SR-1)

    Ron

    I have been using the Word|Insert|Object|Creat from File option for sometime to insert Visio flowcharts, diagrams, organisation charts etc and have never had this problem. I have just tried to replicate your problem but couldn't manage it.
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    Phil Carter

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    Re: Dashed lines - My puzzle of the day (Visio 200

    Thanks folks. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> After much <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>, I went and reapplied a different formatting to each line - different dotting style - and that seems to have worked. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I then tried to replicate it (the dotted line problem) and could not make it happen again <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>.

    All input is appreciated. Thanks again.

    Ron M <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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