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Diagram Box Size

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 18:33
by royp
Hello all.

I am trying to make all the boxes in my diagram the same size, I appreciate that the size is determined by the text, but i would like them the same length.

Also I can eliminate the shadow from the text box. Is there a whole diagram default for this.

Regards royp

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 19:07
by tatewise
To hide shadows use Diagram > Options > Boxes tab and for <Default> condition use Edit Features... to set <no shadow>.

To adjust box size so all are the same height as the tallest box then follow these steps.
Click the Ctrl+A keys while in the diagram to select all the boxes.
Then use Diagram > Layout & Scaling > Make Selected Boxes the same Height (max)

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 15:01
by royp
Thanks for you answer, I did find the format box. Is there a default to eliminate the shadow or do I have to do this everytime.

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 15:27
by tatewise
In the Diagram Options dialogue, there is a Save as default tick box bottom left.
If ticked, that will save whatever settings you chose, including the Box tab shadow, for all the standard Diagram types.
It is ticked by default, so I suspect you will find your box shadows are gone now.

However, it is often better to keep the standard Diagrams with their Installation Settings so when fault finding you can compare Diagrams produced by your custom settings against those produced by the installation default settings.

To preserve your custom settings use the Diagram > Save Diagram As > Custom Diagram Type... command, give it a memorable Custom Diagram Name, which can be retrieved via the View > Custom Diagram Types command.

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 18:12
by TMG_refugee

Is there a way to save my selected options not as a defaults or a particular chart but as a general set of options that I may want to use later?

I can see times where I may want the option of quickly selecting various options depending on what task I am performing or for whom.

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 18:27
by tatewise
Yes. Read my last reply about Custom Diagram Types.

Re: Diagram Box Size

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 19:48
by TMG_refugee
Thanks Mike,

I just tried that by saving a custom diagram type from one project and basically selecting that diagram type via the view option from a new project and it all worked well.

With this I can create several custom diagram types that I want as standard ways to display a chart and can easily select them.

FH continues to impress.