Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Add a picture to a page in OneNote for Windows 10 [MS]

Add a picture to a page in OneNote for Windows 10

You can add a picture to any page in OneNote for Windows 10.

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Insert a picture from your computer

  1. Select Insert > Pictures > From File.

  2. Select the picture you want to add, and select Open.

    Tip: If you don't see the picture you're looking for, you can sort by name, change the location, or go up in the folder structure. Select the arrows next to the headings in the box to navigate to your file.

Insert a picture from your camera

If you have a tablet with a camera, it's easy to take photos and insert them directly into OneNote.

  1. Select Insert > Pictures > From Camera.

    Your device's camera will open.

  2. Depending on what device you're using, you may be able to make some simple edits before you insert your photo. Once you're done, your photo will be inserted directly into your page.

Insert an online picture

If you don't have the perfect picture on your computer, try inserting one from an online source, such as Bing.

  1. Select Insert > Pictures > From Online.

    The Online Pictures pane will open.

  2. In the Search box, type a word or phrase that describes the picture you want, and then press Search. You can include words such as clip art in your search phrase if you are specifically looking for that kind of picture.

  3. Click the picture you want to insert it on your page.

Change your status and profile photo - Computer - Hangouts Help [gg-hangouts-en]

Change your status and profile photo

You can change your Google Account photo and set custom statuses in Hangouts.

Share what you're doing

Important: If you use Google Chat and not classic Hangouts, visit mute notifications and change your availability status in Google Chat.

You can share your current status on any device where you sign in with the same Hangouts account.

  1. On your computer, go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail. If you have the Hangouts extension, click the icon in the top right corner of your browser.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In hangouts.google.com, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • In the Hangouts extension app, click Menu Menu.
  3. In "Share your status," type a  message, like "in a meeting" or "on vacation."
  4. When you're done, press Enter.
  5. Under the "Share your status" box, select what details you'd like other people to see, including which device you're using or when you last used Hangouts.

Change your profile photo

Important: If you use Google Chat and not classic Hangouts, visit get started with Google Chat.

If you're using Hangouts classic, add a photo directly to your Google Account.

Otherwise:

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail. If you have the Hangouts extension, click the icon in the top right of your browser.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In hangouts.google.com, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • In the Hangouts extension app, click Menu Menu.
  3. In the top left of your settings, click the photo.
  4. Follow the instructions to add or update the photo.
  5. Click Set as profile photo.

Note: Hangouts uses your Google Account's profile photo. Changes made in Hangouts are made to your account as well. 

 

Add a picture or image file to a SharePoint page [MS]

Add a picture or image file to a SharePoint page

Images are expected on a SharePoint page and can often show details that otherwise would take, well, a thousand words. You can add images from your local computer, SharePoint media libraries, or links from other locations on your site or the web.

Add an image to a SharePoint page

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part or under the title region, click Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page, and then select the Image web part.

  3. Choose a recent image or an image from one of the following:

    • Stock images provided by Microsoft

    • A web search

    • A site

    • Your computer

    • A link

    • If your organization has specified a set of approved images, you'll be able to choose from that set under Your organization.

      Image of file picker options.

      Notes: 

      • Web search uses Bing images that utilize the Creative Common license. You are responsible for reviewing licensing for an image before you insert it on your page.

      • If you're a SharePoint Admin and want to learn how to create an asset library for Your organization, see Create an organization assets library.

      • If you're a SharePoint admin, we recommend enabling a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to improve performance for getting images. Learn more about CDNs.

  4. Click Open or Add image (depending on where your image is coming from).

  5. Optionally, type a caption under the image in the web part.

  6. Click Edit web part Web part edit button (on the left) to change the image, add a link to the image, add text over the image, and to add or change alternative text (for people who use screen readers).

    Image web part toolbox

    Automatic alternative text When you insert an image, alternative text (for people with screen readers) is automatically generated. In many cases, the text is automatically saved with your image, unless you change or remove it. In cases where the confidence level of the alternative text for the image is not high, you'll see an alert on the image that allows you to review and change or keep the alternative text.

    Image with alternative text prompt

Note: It's a good idea to size your image before uploading to make sure it fits the space the way you want it to. Keeping images in an asset or picture library will let you store multiple sizes if you need them. Learn more image sizing and scaling in SharePoint modern pages.

Add an image to a SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 site

  1. Go to the page where you want to add an image.

  2. Select the Page tab. Then, on the ribbon, click Edit.

  3. Click inside an editable area on the page.

  4. Choose the Insert tab, and in the Media group on the ribbon, click Picture.

    The Insert Picture button with the source options menu below it.

  5. You'll see the following options:

To upload a file from your computer, follow these steps.

  1. Click From Computer.

  2. Browse to the location of the file that you want, select the file and then click Open.

  3. Specify a destination library where you want to store the file.
    We recommend that you specify an Asset Library as the destination. To learn how to set up an Asset Library for image files, see Set up an Asset library to store image, audio, or video files.

  4. Click OK.

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To add an image from another location on the web, follow these steps.

  1. Click From Address.

  2. Type the URL for the file that you want to use, and then click OK. The URL must point directly to an image file. For example: http://contoso.com/images/selfieImage1.jpg.

To add an image from a location on a SharePoint site, follow these steps.

  1. Click From SharePoint. This opens the Asset Picker, which you can browse for the folder or library that you want.

  2. Browse to a location on your site, such as an Assets Library, where images, video and audio files are saved.

  3. Select the file that you want, and then click Insert.

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When you add images to a SharePoint page, you can customize it to better fit the page or stand out more. For example, you can change its size or location, edit the Alt text, or create a border.

To change properties on an image on a page, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the page that contains the image.

  2. Select the Page tab, and then click Edit.

  3. Click anywhere on the image to open the Image tab and its ribbon.

    Media tab on edit ribbon

  4. On the Image tab, in the Select group, click Change Picture to change to a different picture. and select the image file that you want.

  5. In the Properties group, you can enter or change the Alt text or Address of the image.

  6. In the Styles group on the ribbon, point to Image Styles and then select the border style for the picture.

    Image editing options
  7. In the Arrange group, click Position to change the position that the image takes in the space. In the drop down, you can pick a floating position as either left or right, or an inline position of top, middle, or bottom in relation to other objects.

  8. In the Size group on the ribbon, you can resize the image. If you leave the Lock Aspect Ratio checked, then the Horizontal and Vertical sizes are linked. When you change one, the other will change to a proportionate size as well.

    If you uncheck Lock Aspect Ratio, your image's horizontal and vertical sizes can be changed independently, though your image may become distorted.

  9. When you finish making changes to the page, select the Page tab, and then click Save. If the page is checked out to you, you see a warning message together with a link so you can check it in.

Add a web link to a picture

Having a picture on a page is good, but making it a doorway to another page is even better. Here's how to make an image a live link.

  1. Navigate to the page with the image you want to add a hyperlink to.

  2. Click the Page tab, and then click Edit.

  3. Click and select the photo or picture you want to an link to.

  4. On the ribbon, click Insert, and then click Link.

    Insert link using web address
  5. In the Add Hyperlink dialog, type in the Address to the webpage, site, or other media you want to link to. You can test the link by clicking Try out.

    Hyperlink dialog with web address and OK button highlighted
  6. Click OK.

Delete a picture from a page

  1. From a page, in the ribbon, click the Page tab, and then click the Edit command.

    Page tab with Edit button highlighted

    Note: If the Edit command is disabled, you may not have permission to edit the page.

  2. Select the image you want to delete and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

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Add images to SharePoint 2007 pages

You can add an image to any Web page that has a Page Image field control by picking the image from a library. When the image that is stored in the library is changed, pages that use the image automatically use the new image.

You can also add an image to any Web page that has a Page Content field control, by using the HTML Editor. When you use the HTML Editor to add an image to a Page Content field control, the image is also stored in a library, so that when the image in the library is updated, pages that use the image automatically use the new image.

When you create a new page, if you want the page to have an image, you can create the page by using a page layout that has a Page Image field control.

Page layouts that contain a Page Image field control

The following page layouts that are included with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 contain a Page Image field control:

  • Article page with image on left

  • Article page with image on right

  • Intranet Home

  • Welcome page with summary links

  • Welcome page with table of contents

  • Welcome splash page

Your site may contain additional page layouts that contain a Page Image field control.

Tip: One way that you may be able to tell whether a page has a Page Image field control is to edit the page. When you edit a page, each field control on that page displays a label. Page Image field controls on pages created by using page layouts that are included with Office SharePoint Server 2007 are labeled Page Image. This may or may not be the case for pages created by using custom page layouts that are designed by someone with Design permissions for your site. Ask your site collection administrator for more information about the custom page layouts that are available for use on your site.

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Page layouts that contain a Page Content field control

The following page layouts that are included with Office SharePoint Server 2007 contain a Page Content field control:

  • Intranet Home

  • Welcome page with summary links

  • Welcome page with table of contents

Your site may contain additional page layouts that contain a Page Content field control.

Tip: One way that you may be able to tell whether a page has a Page Content field control is to edit the page. When you edit a page, each field control on that page displays a label. Page Content field controls on pages created by using page layouts that are included with Office SharePoint Server 2007 are labeled "Page Content". This may or may not be the case for pages created by using custom page layouts that are designed by someone with Design permissions for your site. Ask your site collection administrator for more information about the custom page layouts that are available for use on your site.

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Add an image by using the Page Image field control

  1. Browse to the page to which you want to add an image, and then click Edit Page on the Page Editing toolbar.

    Note: If you do not see the Page Editing toolbar, on the Site Actions menu, click Show Page Editing Toolbar.

  2. In the Page Image field control, click Edit Picture. The Edit Image Properties Web Page dialog box opens.

  3. In the General section of the Edit Image Properties Web Page dialog box, click the Browse button located next to the Selected Image box. The Images library opens in a new window.

  4. Click the image that you want to use, and then click OK. The Image library closes, and the address of the image that you selected now appears in the Selected Image box.

  5. You can optionally set the remaining image properties:

    • Alternate Text      Type text that briefly describes the image. This text is displayed instead of the image if the page viewer's browser does not display the image. Alternate text is also read by screen readers.

    • Hyperlink      The image can optionally act as a hyperlink. Type the desired hyperlink target in this box. You can also use the Browse button to locate a target for the hyperlink. Select the Open This Link In New Window check box if you want the hyperlink to open in a new browser window.

      In the Layout section, you can set these properties:

    • Alignment      You can change the position of the image within the field control by choosing from the Alignment list. Since a Page Image field control is sized to fit the image, this option does not have a noticeable effect when used on an image that is in a Page Image field control.

    • Border Thickness      You can give the image a border by specifying the thickness of the border. Border thickness is measured in pixels.

    • Horizontal Spacing      You can add spacing on both sides of the image by specifying a value, in pixels, for the size of the space.

    • Vertical Spacing      You can add spacing above and below the image by specifying a value, in pixels, for the size of the space.

      In the Size section, you can set these properties:

    • Use default image size      Select this option if you want the image to appear in its default size, which is the size specified by the image file's properties.

    • Specify Size      Select this option if you want to specify the size of the image on the published page. This overrides the image file's size properties. If you select this option, you must set the width, the height, or both for the image by using the Width and Height properties.

    • Width (pixels)      If you select Specify Size, you use Width (pixels) to specify the width of the image in pixels.

    • Height (pixels)      If you select Specify Size, you use Height (pixels) to specify the height of the image in pixels.

    • Maintain aspect ratio      You can use this option to preserve the ratio of the image's width and height. If you select this option, you can only set either the width or the height of the image, because the value that you choose for the image's width or height determines the value of the other dimension based on the ratio of the original image width and height.

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Add an image to a Page Content field control by using the HTML Editor

  1. Browse to the page to which you want to add an image, and then click Edit Page on the Page Editing toolbar.

    Note: If you do not see the Page Editing toolbar, on the Site Actions menu, click Show Page Editing Toolbar.

  2. In the Page Content field control, click Edit Content to start the HTML Editor. The HTML Editor may appear inline, or it may appear in a Web Page dialog box, in a new window.

  3. Position the cursor in the Page Content field control in the spot where you want to add the image.

  4. On the HTML Editor toolbar, click the Insert Image Button image toolbar button.

    Keyboard shortcut  To insert an image, press CTRL+SHIFT+G.

    The Edit Image Properties Web page dialog box opens.

  5. In the General section of the Edit Image Properties Web Page dialog box, click the Browse button located next to the Selected Image box. The Images library opens in a new window.

  6. Click the image that you want to use, and then click OK. The Image library closes, and the address of the image that you selected now appears in the Selected Image box.

  7. You can optionally set the remaining image properties:

    • Alternate Text      Type text that briefly describes the image. This text is displayed instead of the image if the page viewer's browser does not display the image. Alternate text is also read by screen readers.

    • Hyperlink      The image can optionally act as a hyperlink. Type the desired hyperlink target in this box. You can also use the Browse button to locate a target for the hyperlink. Select the Open This Link In New Window check box if you want the hyperlink to open in a new browser window.

      In the Layout section, you can set these properties:

    • Alignment      You can change the position of the image within the field control by choosing from the Alignment list.

    • Border Thickness      You can give the image a border by specifying the thickness of the border. Border thickness is measured in pixels.

    • Horizontal Spacing      You can add spacing on both sides of the image by specifying a value, in pixels, for the size of the space.

    • Vertical Spacing      You can add spacing above and below the image by specifying a value, in pixels, for the size of the space.

      In the Size section, you can set these properties:

    • Use default image size      Select this option if you want the image to appear in its default size, which is the size specified by the image file's properties.

    • Specify Size      Select this option if you want to specify the size of the image on the published page. This overrides the image file's size properties. If you select this option, you must set the width, the height, or both for the image by using the Width and Height properties.

    • Width (pixels)      If you select Specify Size, you use Width (pixels) to specify the width of the image in pixels.

    • Height (pixels)      If you select Specify Size, you use Height (pixels) to specify the height of the image in pixels.

    • Maintain aspect ratio      You can use this option to preserve the ratio of the image's width and height. If you select this option, you can only set either the width or the height of the image, because the value that you choose for the image's width or height determines the value of the other dimension, based on the ratio of the original image width and height.

      Notes: 

      • If the page to which you want to add an image is a Web Part Page, you can add an image by using an Image Web Part. For more information on using an Image Web Part, see the article Image Web Part.

      • If the image that you want to add to a page is not available in the Image library, you can add it if you have Contribute permissions. For more information on adding an image file to a library, see the article Add one or more files to a library.

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Add a PDF to your Office file [MS]

See how to insert a file in PDF format into your Office file as an attachment. You can resize the object, but you can't edit it after you insert it. You'll need to have Adobe Acrobat or Abode Reader installed to see or read PDF files.

Note: If you're looking to insert the contents of your PDF file into an Office file, as opposed to simply inserting the PDF as an attachment, then your best bet is to open that PDF with Word 2013 or 2016. Word will convert the PDF to editable text and you can then copy and paste that text into your Office document. For more information, go to Edit PDF content in Word.

  1. Click Insert > Object in the Text group.

    For Outlook, click inside of the body of an item, such as an email message or calendar event.

  2. Click Create from File > Browse.

  3. Browse to the .pdf file you want to insert, and then click Open.

  4. Click OK.

More options

  • If you just want to reuse some of the text from a PDF—for example, a short passage—try copying and pasting it. Usually, you'll get plain text without the formatting.

  • With the PDF reflow feature available in Word 2013 and 2016, you can open and edit PDF content, such as paragraphs, lists, and tables, as Word documents. Word pulls the content from the fixed-format PDF document and flows that content into a .docx file while preserving as much of the layout information as it can. See Edit PDF content in Word to learn more.

Word for the web doesn't let you insert objects, such as PDFs, into a document. However, you can edit the PDF itself in Word for the web, which lets you update the PDF's content, or copy and paste content from the PDF into a Word document.

Note: When you open a PDF in Word for the web, it is converted to a Word document and may not look exactly like the original document. For example, line and page breaks may happen in different spots. The conversion works best with PDFs that are mostly text.

If you own the Word desktop app, you can use it to add a PDF. Click Open in Word to start using the desktop app.

Image of the Open in Desktop App command

If you don't own the Word desktop app, you can try or buy the latest version of Office now.

Add a note to a UML model [MS]

Note: The UML Model Explorer is not available in Visio 2013 and newer versions. For information on UML diagrams in Visio 2013 and newer versions, see UML diagrams in Visio.

  1. Drag a Note shape from any UML stencil onto the drawing page and place it near the elements you want to add a note for.

  2. Drag the control handle Control handle image - yellow diamondin the middle of the note to create a pointer. If you want to associate the note with a specific element, glue the control handle on the pointer to a connection point Connection point image - blue Xon the other element.

  3. Double-click the Note shape. Type a name for the note if you want. Under Documentation, type the text for the note, and then click OK.

Add a new page in Visio [MS]

New drawing files open with only one page, but you can add as many pages as you want.

By default, each new drawing page inherits the size, orientation, scale, measurement unit, shadow offset, ruler, and grid settings of the page currently displayed in the drawing window. However, you can change any of those settings for the new page.

Insert a new page in a specific position

Alternatively, to create a new page with custom properties such as scaling or size, do the following:

  1. In the lower-left of the drawing window, right-click a page tab Page tab, and then click Insert.

  2. In the Page Properties tab, and either type a name for the page or use the default name.

  3. To change the scale or size of the new page, click the Drawing Scale or the Page Size tabs and make any appropriate changes.

  4. Click OK.

Quickly add a page

  • Simply click the + or the Insert Page icon at the bottom of the drawing window.

    The new page is inserted at the far right end of the existing set of page tabs. It takes on the design characteristics of the page that was active. By default, the new page is named Page-#. You can rename the page, if you want, by right-clicking the name and selecting Rename.

Rename a page

By default, page names have numbers to ensure each name is unique, but you can rename any page:

  1. Right-click the page tab, then select Rename.

    The name is highlighted. 

  2. Enter the name you want to assign to the page.

  3. Press Enter when you're done.

Change the look of a new page

By default, a new drawing inherits the characteristics of the page that's currently displayed in the drawing window. To change the look of the new page. 

  1. Select the new page. Add a couple shapes so you can see how they look with the current design.

  2. On the Design tab of the Ribbon, open the Themes gallery.

  3. Point at an option in the gallery to get a preview of what it will make the page look like.

  4. Select the theme you want to use.

Insert a new page in a specific position

When you use the Insert command, a new page is inserted immediately to the right of the selected page tab:

  1. Right-click the page tab that you want to insert a page next to.

  2. Select Insert.

    A new page is inserted to the right of the page tab you selected in step 1, and the new page takes on the design characteristics of that page. (To learn how to change that design, see Apply a theme.)

Quickly add a page

  1. Open the diagram for editing.

  2. At the bottom of the diagram, select Insert a new page New document icon.

    The new page is inserted at the far right end of the existing set of page tabs. It takes on the design characteristics of the page that was active when you did step 2. By default, it's named Page-#. You can rename the page, if you want, by right-clicking the name and selecting Rename

Tip: Don't forget to add alternative text to a page. For more information, see Make a Visio for the web diagram accessible.

Open a visible page in a diagram with several pages

  1. Open the diagram for viewing or editing.

  2. Select the desired page tab at the bottom of the diagram.

    Page tabs in lower-left corner

Navigate through a multi-page diagram

If there are many pages in the diagram, you may not see the page you want. Visio has two kinds of navigation controls to ensure you can select any page in your file: A comprehensive page list, and buttons for scrolling left and right through the set of pages.

There are three navigation buttons at the left end of the page-tab bar, below the drawing canvas.

 Select a page from the page list

  1. Open the diagram for viewing or editing.

  2. Below the diagram, at the left end of the page-tab bar, select the Page List  Selecting the Page List button opens a comprehensive list of all pages in the current drawing file.  button to view a list of all the available pages. 

    Select the page-list button to see and select from a complete list of pages in the current drawing file.

    (The bold name in the list indicates the currently active page.)

  3. Select a page name to open that page. 

Scroll through the page-navigation bar

If your drawing has many pages, not all may be visible in the page-navigation bar below the drawing canvas. Use the two Scroll buttons to bring other page tabs into view, then you can select the page you want:

Scroll to Previous Page in the navigation bar

Scroll to Previous Page.

Scroll to Next Page in the navigation bar

Scroll to Next Page.

Rename a page

By default, page names have numbers to ensure each name is unique, but you can rename any page:

  1. Right-click a page tab, then select Rename.

  2. In the Rename page to box, enter the name you want for the page.

  3. Select OK.

Delete a page

  1. Open the diagram for editing.

  2. Right click the page tab, and then select Delete.

    Tip: If you accidentally delete a page, select Home > Undo, or press Ctrl+Z.

  1. In the lower-left of the drawing window, right-click a page tab Page tab, and then click Insert.

  2. In the Page Properties tab, and either type a name for the page or use the default name.

  3. Optionally, to change the scale or size of the new page, click the Drawing Scale or the Page Size tabs and make any appropriate changes.

  4. Click OK.

Add a new fill pattern, line pattern, or line-ends pattern [MS]

Note: You will need to run Visio in developer mode to be able to work on patterns in Drawing Explorer. To do that, click the File tab. Under Visio, click Options. Click Advanced, and scroll down to the General section, and then select Run in developer mode.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To make the pattern available only in the current drawing, on the Developer menu, click Drawing Explorer.

    • To save the pattern with an existing stencil so that you can open it in any drawing, open the stencil: In the Shapes window, point to My Shapes, and then either click Favorites or open a stencil. If the stencil cannot be edited, right-click the stencil title bar, and then click Edit Stencil. Then, click Developer > Drawing Explorer.

    • To create a new stencil with which to save the pattern (to make it available in any drawing): In the Shapes window, click More Shapes, and then click New Stencil. Then, click Developer > Drawing Explorer.

  2. In the Drawing Explorer window, right-click Fill Patterns, Line Patterns, or Line Ends, and then click New Pattern.

  3. Under Details, in the Name box, type a name for the pattern, and then click the pattern type you want.

  4. Under Behavior, choose an option.

    Behavior options

    Pattern type

    Description

    Button

    Fill pattern

    Create multiple copies of the image to fill a shape (tile the image)

    Tile image button for fill pattern

    Use a single, centered, image.

    Single, centered image button for fill pattern

    Stretch a single image to fill the shape.

    Single stretched image button for fill pattern

    Line pattern

    Bend the pattern to the line so that the pattern is tiled and distorted along the path of the line.

    Tile and distort an image along the path of the line for a line pattern

    Tile multiple images along the line without distorting them.

    Tile images along line for a line pattern

    Stretch a single image along the line.

    Stretch an image along a line for a line pattern

    Tile multiple images along the line without distorting them, while still retaining the line's original formatting.

    Tile images on original line for a line pattern

    Line end pattern

    Orient the line end to the direction of the line.

    Orient line end to direction of line button image

    Orient the line end so that it is always upright.

    Orient line end to always be upright button image

  5. To adjust the pattern as the drawing page scale changes, select the Scaled check box.

    Note: An unscaled line pattern or line end pattern will adjust itself to the line's weight (or thickness).

  6. Click OK.

  7. In the Drawing Explorer pane, open the appropriate folder, right-click the new pattern, and then click Edit Pattern Shape.

  8. Create the shape or shapes you want to designate as a pattern. You can create shapes from scratch, modify existing shapes, or insert bitmaps.

    Note: If you use a bitmap to create the fill pattern, the pattern will not have transparent areas where the background shows through. However, if you use Visio shapes to create the fill pattern, the background will show through the pattern.

  9. Close the window, and then click Yes in the prompt to update the pattern.

Note: You will need to run Microsoft Office Visio in developer mode to be able to work on patterns in Drawing Explorer. To do that, on the Tools menu, click Options, click the Advanced tab, and then click Run in developer mode.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To make the pattern available only in the current drawing, on the View menu, click Drawing Explorer Window.

    • To save the pattern with an existing stencil so that you can open it in any drawing, open the stencil (on the File menu, point to Shapes, point to My Shapes, and then click Favorites or another stencil name). If the stencil cannot be edited, right-click the stencil title bar, and then click Edit Stencil. In developer mode, click the title bar icon again, and then click Drawing Explorer Window.

    • To create a new stencil with which to save the pattern (to make it available in any drawing), on the File menu, point to Shapes, and then click New Stencil. In developer mode, click the title bar icon, and then click Drawing Explorer Window.

  2. In the Drawing Explorer window, right-click Fill Patterns, Line Patterns, or Line Ends, and then click New Pattern.

  3. Under Details, in the Name box, type a name for the pattern, and then click the pattern type you want.

  4. Under Behavior, choose an option.

    Behavior options

    Pattern type

    Description

    Button

    Fill pattern

    Create multiple copies of the image to fill a shape (tile the image)

    Tile image button for fill pattern

    Use a single, centered, image.

    Single, centered image button for fill pattern

    Stretch a single image to fill the shape.

    Single stretched image button for fill pattern

    Line pattern

    Bend the pattern to the line so that the pattern is tiled and distorted along the path of the line.

    Tile and distort an image along the path of the line for a line pattern

    Tile multiple images along the line without distorting them.

    Tile images along line for a line pattern

    Stretch a single image along the line.

    Stretch an image along a line for a line pattern

    Tile multiple images along the line without distorting them, while still retaining the line's original formatting.

    Tile images on original line for a line pattern

    Line end pattern

    Orient the line end to the direction of the line.

    Orient line end to direction of line button image

    Orient the line end so that it is always upright.

    Orient line end to always be upright button image

  5. To adjust the pattern as the drawing page scale changes, select the Scaled check box.

    Note: An unscaled line pattern or line end pattern will adjust itself to the line's weight (or thickness).

  6. Click OK.

  7. In the Drawing Explorer Window, open the appropriate folder, right-click the new pattern, and then click Edit Pattern.

  8. Create the shape or shapes you want to designate as a pattern. You can create shapes from scratch, modify existing shapes, or insert bitmaps.

    Note: If you use a bitmap to create the fill pattern, the pattern will not have transparent areas where the background shows through. However, if you use Visio shapes to create the fill pattern, the background will show through the pattern.

  9. Click the Close Window button, and then click Yes to update the pattern.

Tip: If you design your own dash pattern as a custom line pattern, draw your dash segments as lines with zero weight so they inherit the original shape's line weight. Line segments are more efficient than filled shapes, and when a line is thin, line segments are displayed better on the screen.

See Also

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