Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Visio Shape Protection - How Can I Resize a Shape?

If you have worked with Visio long and especially on Visio diagrams generated by other business analysts you might have encountered the following dialog when attempting to Ungroup or perform some shape changes.

The solution is easy once you have done it...aren't they all? Select the object and select the following menu item Window > Show ShapeSheet. In the dialog that appears look in the Protection section for the LockGroup attribute, change it to 0 and the object should be editable now.