Visio 2010: how do I change default text size of shapes?

Hello,

how do I change the default text size (and font) of basic/quick shapes?

Thank you.

October 28th, 2010 9:26am

Unfortunately it's a simple question with a not so simple answer. The font(s) for shapes are defined in their 'master shape' which is stored in their stencil. You have to edit the master shape. The complexity comes in when the shape is really a grouping of other shapes. You might check these out as a place to start

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio-help/understanding-visio-shapes-and-masters-HA001182260.aspx

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/visio-help/edit-a-shape-on-a-stencil-HP001231207.aspx

hth,

al

 

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October 28th, 2010 11:51am

neither of these links is useful for a 2010 user. 
March 22nd, 2012 9:13pm

Visio 2010 hasn't changed the way things are done that much, the basics are still the same, just a few differences in the menus to get there.

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March 22nd, 2012 10:58pm

This is really awful from a usability point of view.  The default font size appears to be 8 pts.  All of my documents must meet a 14 pt minimum size.  This causes me to continuously click on the font size pull down.  
June 25th, 2013 2:02pm

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