Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Thu, 26 Feb 2009 02:32:03


I changed the drawing scale and now the grid does not show on my drawing even
though Grid is check marked on the View menu.

How do I get it back.
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by Paul Herbe » Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:31:35

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:32:03 -0800, SSi308



menu Tools -> Ruler and Grid
Check that the grid spacing is set to Fine and the spacing and density
are set to 0.


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Electronics for Visio http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:24:05

Grid Spacing is set to Fine and the Minimum spacing and Grid origin is set to
Zero. I do not see a density setting.
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by Paul Herbe » Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:43:06

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 05:24:05 -0800, SSi308



Where did I get density from?


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Electronics for Visio http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:29:01

In your original reply your instructions were:
menu Tools -> Ruler and Grid
Check that the grid spacing is set to Fine and the spacing and density
are set to 0.


Any other suggestions?
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by barbwa » Sun, 01 Mar 2009 09:40:07

That's weird. You could also check to see if the drawing environment
colors, like Page color, have been changed. If the page color is changed,
the grid color will not change to maintain contrast.

Check under Tools > Options > Advanced > Color Settings.
For Drawing Window, if the color currently set is gray, try changing to
White or even Black.

As a real last resort, you could export your Application settings from the
registry, and delete those settings to see if you can revert the
environment back to normal. Be sure to set all settings into the registry
first. Follow these steps:
1. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced
2. Check the box "Put all settings in Windows registry", click OK
3. Close Visio.
4. Restart Visio and close again. (This forces a write to the registry if
the setting was changed)
5. Open the Registry editor.
6. Locate the key <HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Visio>.
(For Visio 2007, change version to 11.0 for Visio 2003)
7. Right-click the Visio key, and chose Export.
8. Select a file name and Save
9. Once the export is complete, delete the Visio key.
10. Launch Visio.

Let us know if this helps!


Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
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In your original reply your instructions were:
menu Tools -> Ruler and Grid
Check that the grid spacing is set to Fine and the spacing and density
are set to 0.


Any other suggestions?

"Paul Herber" wrote:

set to

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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs26 That's weird. You could also check to see if the drawing environment colors, like Page color, have been changed. If the page color is changed, the grid color will not change to maintain contrast.
\par
\par Check under Tools > Options > Advanced > Color Settings.
\par For Drawing Window, if the color currently set is gray, try changing to White or even Black.
\par
\par As a real last resort, you could export your Application settings from the registry, and delete those settings to see if you can revert the environment back to normal. Be sure to set all settings into the registry first. Follow these steps:
\par 1. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced
\par 2. Check the box "Put all settings in Windows registry", click OK
\par 3. Close Visio.
\par 4. Restart Visio and close again. (This forces a write to the registry if the setting was changed)
\par 5. Open the Registry editor.
\par 6. Locate the key <HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\12.0\\Visio>. (For Visio 2007, change version to 11.0 for Visio 2003)
\par 7. Right-click the Visio key, and chose Export.
\par 8. Select a file name and Save
\par 9. Once the export is complete, delete the Visio key.
\par 10. Launch Visio.
\par
\par Let us know if this helps!
\par
\par
\par Barb Way
\par Product Support - Visio
\par Microsoft Corporation
\par [This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no rights.]
\par \pard\li720 --------------------
\par
\par In your original reply your instructions were:
\par menu Tools -> Ruler and Grid
\par Check that the grid spacing is set to Fine and the spacing and density
\par are set to 0.
\par
\par
\par Any other suggestions?
\par
\par "Paul Herber" wrote:
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by Paul Herbe » Mon, 02 Mar 2009 07:07:32

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 06:29:01 -0800, SSi308



Yes, I know, the dialog says origin, where I get the idea of density
from I know not!


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Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electronics for Visio http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:25:05

Sorry, I misunderstood. Thought you were questioning where I got it from.
Thanks.
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:08:16

When navigating the registry, I get to <HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by Paul Herbe » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:31:04

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:08:16 -0800, SSi308



Is this an early version of Visio? 2000/2002?
If so then try
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Visio



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DFD/SSADM for Visio http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by U1NpMzA » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:54:07

I am running Visio Pro 2003 sp3
(I checked for the key listed below anyway and it is not there.)
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by Paul Herbe » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 02:12:33

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:54:07 -0800, SSi308



Sorry, I'll have to leave any explanation of that to someone else ...


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Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electronics Packages for Visio http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by barbwa » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 04:56:33

For Visio 2003 you should definitely see the Office key under
<HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\>, even when the version installed is
the Visio for Enterprise Architects (VEA) version bundled with Visual
Studio, this is our registry location.
Even without forcing the complete registry write action, there is a subset
stored at that location for Visio when it is installed properly.
Make sure you are looking under HKEY_CURRENT USER, not HKEY_USERS or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in REGEDIT.

Next, try a new user profile on the same machine to see if you see the same
thing. If not - then it may be something broken in the user profile, and
you may want to move what you need from the old to the new.

Next, check in the Control Panel. Do you see Visio 2003 listed under
Installed Programs in add/remove programs? Is it possible that you are
running a virtualized instance of Visio using something like Softgrid
application virtualization? If so, I am not sure where the keys would be.

As a total last resort, you can completely remove all customizations in the
Visio instance and blast it back to installed state - but this is a hard
reset, as if installing Visio on a new computer - so use it only as last
resort. Also - if you determine you are running in a software
virtualization mode, I am not sure what (if any) benefit this will have.
To repair / reset completely, use these steps:
> Launch Visio
> Under the Help menu, select 'Detect and Repair'
> When prompted, check both optional boxes, which will restore shortcuts
and discard customized settings, and click Start.
This should completely reset Visio to a 'new install' state. It will
remove most recently used file lists, recent templates, command bar
customizations, and everything else that user's can customize, and once you
click Start it moves pretty quickly! Once thing you might want to do is
back up your user profile first.


Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
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On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:54:07 -0800, SSi308
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:


Sorry, I'll have to leave any explanation of that to someone else ...


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Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electronics Packages for Visio
http://www.electronics-packages.sandrila.co.uk/

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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs26 For Visio 2003 you should definitely see the Office key under <HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\>, even when the version installed is the Visio for Enterprise Architects (VEA) version bundled with Visual Studio, this is our registry location.
\par Even without forcing the complete registry write action, there is a subset stored at that location for Visio when it is installed properly.
\par Make sure you are looking under HKEY_CURRENT USER, not HKEY_USERS or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in REGEDIT.
\par
\par Next, try a new user profile on the same machine to see if you see the same thing. If not - then it may be something broken in the user profile, and you may want to move what you need from the old to the new.
\par
\par Next, check in the Control Panel. Do you see Visio 2003 listed under Installed Programs in add/remove programs? Is it possible that you are running a virtualized instance of Visio using something like Softgr
 
 
 

Grid Lines Do Not Appear Even When Grid is Selected

Post by John... Vi » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 05:39:06


How about
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

(from a previous version of Visio)

John... Visio MVP