You can use the shape and position window only to change one item at a time, not to shrink or expand the whole diagram. Si I'm afraid you have been given a rather impossible task using only Visio.
But there is a workaround, more or less.
On a sheet, do ctrl-A, ctrl-C to copy the diagram to the clipboard.
Then go into Word and paste (ctrl-V). You can now select the figure and resize it and move it around on the page, if you like. So you can make a page with all 5 diagrams to print.
You can even copy/paste back from Word to a new Visio-sheet. It won't be an editable Visio-diagram then, but one figure, that you can resize and move around in the new Visio sheet. But as I said, you can't edit it any more. It has become just a figure, not a Visio-diagram.
So you can't make a new Visio-drawing as you state your requirement. But you can make a document that LOOKS the same, but it's not a Visio-drawing, but just a normal drawing. If the requirements are flexible enough (and that's certainly missing info) they can be done.
If they aren't flexible, all you can do is manually re-enter everything.
Hope this helps.
Hi, all ... new to the forum(s) but not to CNET. I'll try to be brief, THANK YOU in advance for assistance.
Here is the rundown:
1.) I am running MS Visio 2003 at work on a WinXP(Pro) desktop.
2.) I have a single existing Visio file that diagrams a process for deploying PCs. There are 5 (layer?) tabs with a 9" x 16" drawing on each (each successive diagram continues from the previous one).
3.) I am tasked to pull (copy) the drawings from all 5 tabs and place them in one (1) UNtabbed (NEW) Visio drawing/diagram.
4.) This also includes resizing 4x, i.e. about 36" x 64", plus an inch margin all the way around.
1.) The sizes I gave for the existing 5 (tabbed) sections are approximate ... whoever did the 5 diagram sections didn't make them all exactly the same size, they vary by 1/4" to 1/2" or so, as well as the placement on each 'page.'
2.) I have tried using the Size and Position window to change the height and width of each drawing to the new size I mentioned. It will not allow me to change these values, EVEN after going into Format>Protection and unchecking everything. I've tried everything mentioned in the HELP section, and I still cannot alter the existing diagram(s).
Again, I express thanks in advance for any and all assistance. If I have left out any info that would help answer my questions, please let me know immediately.
- Dave G.