Shared elements in Visio across files

25 Jun 2009 - 11:22am
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Jennifer Richardson
2009

Hi there,

I can't figure out how to share a background across multiple files
in Visio. Our team is using a source control program so we want to
have each wireframe in it's own Visio file. I want to have the
template background in another file, but if I update the background,
I don't want to have to go change every page. It's like a server
side include, or "instance"

Any ideas?

Thanks
JR

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25 Jun 2009 - 12:11pm
Alex Hogan
2009

I think what you are talking about is a background page. You set your background page to have the elements on it that you want in every subsequent page in your Visio file. The background pages won't print unless you specifically require them to, and will save you tons of time in the development of your documentation.

If you want to use that same background page in multiple Visio files then you could use it as a template file to start each of your documents with.

HTH..,

Thanks,

alexhogan

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> To: discuss at ixda.org
> From: jjrichardson12 at comcast.net
> Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:22:00 +0000
> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Shared elements in Visio across files
>
> Hi there,
>
> I can't figure out how to share a background across multiple files
> in Visio. Our team is using a source control program so we want to
> have each wireframe in it's own Visio file. I want to have the
> template background in another file, but if I update the background,
> I don't want to have to go change every page. It's like a server
> side include, or "instance"
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
> JR
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25 Jun 2009 - 3:35pm
Switzky, Andrew
2007

Here's how to build a composite visio file where each page refers to a
separate visio document.

Select Insert < Object
For Object type select Microsoft Visio Drawing
Select Create from file
Select Link to file

Browse to your visio document and select OK.

Andy Switzky
Senior Information Architect
Austin Energy - Web/Portal Services
www.austinenergy.com

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Hi there,

I can't figure out how to share a background across multiple files
in Visio. Our team is using a source control program so we want to
have each wireframe in it's own Visio file. I want to have the
template background in another file, but if I update the background,
I don't want to have to go change every page. It's like a server
side include, or "instance"

Any ideas?

Thanks
JR
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