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My Visio diagrams are no longer going into Word without a gray background. I have been unable to remove this. Any ideas? Also, am I missing something but it is next to impossible to edit a drawing from Word?...

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    How to get rid of gray background copying Visio to Word?

    My Visio diagrams are no longer going into Word without a gray background. I
    have been unable to remove this. Any ideas?

    Also, am I missing something but it is next to impossible to edit a drawing
    from Word?
    gobjob
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    Re: How to get rid of gray background copying Visio to Word?

    I don't know how you are pasting into word, but a suggestion might be to
    paste special as either a visio object or a metafile. The second one is
    easier; word doesn't edit visio files visio does. If you want to select and
    edit a visio drawing you have to paste as a visio object (which of course
    then opens visio for direct editing).
    al

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    Re: How to get rid of gray background copying Visio to Word?

    I have always copied the diagram in Visio and pasted into Word. Now when I
    do that the background turns gray instead of the white I see in Visio. I
    don't know how to get rid of these gray background.

    When I try to insert the drawing as an object, it only puts the gray box in
    the Word doent and none of the drawing.

    Any ideas?
    --
    Gloriann O'Brien


    "Al Edlund" wrote:
     
    gobjob
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    Re: How to get rid of gray background copying Visio to Word?

    One of the first questions you have to ask in PD is what has changed between
    when it worked and when it stopped acting as expected. What upgrades,
    changes, new products, new operating system have occured?
    al

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    Al
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    Re: How to get rid of gray background copying Visio to Word?

    Thanks for all the help. I found a clue on another web site where someone
    else was having the same problem and it worked. Here's what I learned.
    It started to happen in Office 2002 and is continuing in 2003. It appears
    that the drawings are copied in as fields. When that happens you need to
    change settings in Tools -> Options -> view tab the field shading must say
    never or when selected. The gray goes away. Now how do you share this with
    all the people who will view this doent.

    I have a doent with drawings that were inserted prior to version 2002,
    they are fine. After 2002, the gray appeared in the same doent. When I
    insert object, all I get is a gray box. Haven't tried it after I removed the
    shading. I'm having a terrible time editing drawings created before Visio
    2003. A lot of wierd stuff.

    I use to be able to copy and paste a drawing from one Word doc to another
    and not lose the Visio connection. Now you just get a picture. This is a
    bummer! The earlier versions of Visio though maybe not capable of as much
    sure were user friendly and did most of what you really need.
    --
    Gloriann O'Brien


    "Al Edlund" wrote:
     
    gobjob

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