01 March 2010

Visio Shape Positioning Annoyance

In technical diagrams, I align the positions and dimensions of shapes with a grid so that the spacing and sizes are consistent. Using Visio 2007, after I resize a page using File, Page Setup, Page Size, Size to fit drawing contents, every shape's position is slightly modified. For example, if I position a shape at x = 40mm, y = 30mm, the shape's position becomes something like x = 40.0847mm, y = 30.1051mm.

My workaround is to manually resize the page size by holding the Ctrl key and using the pointer to move the horizontal or vertical edge of a page; then the shapes' positions aren't altered.