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Visio Protection: Lock line width but allow colour change

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I’m creating a Visio shape using basic shapes. I’d like to lock the line width of my elements, and I’d also like to allow colours to be changed.

If I select the Developer > Protection > Format option, I can toggle protection of both line width and colour (with the one action).

Is there any way I can toggle each parameter separately?

Thanks in advance!

microsoft-visio shapes

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asked Mar 11 ’16 at 4:21

Mark Wears Glasses


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Yes, you can guard the line weight cell for the shape in its shapesheet, and leave the color cell editable.

The cell to guard

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answered Mar 11 ’16 at 13:54

Jon Fournier


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