Typing text in a high quality shape in a Visio diagram is very slow when the Pan & Zoom window is open

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a diagram in Microsoft Visio 2010 or in an earlier version of Visio.
  • You add a high quality shape to the diagram. For example, you add the Customer shape in the Work Flow Objects stencil, or you add the Application Server shape in the Servers stencil.
  • You open the Pan & Zoom window and then type text in the high-quality shape.

In this scenario, when you type text in the high quality shape, typing is very slow.


To work around this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Close the Pan & Zoom window.
  2. Use the keyboard shortcuts to pan and zoom. To do this, do the following:
    1. Press and hold CTRL+SHIFT, and then use the mouse to draw a rectangle around the region where you want to pan and zoom.
    2. Use the right mouse button to pan.
    3. Use the mouse wheel to zoom.
For more information about how to use pan & zoom, visit the following Microsoft website:
Zoom and pan in a diagram


Article ID: 2358652 - Last Review: August 25, 2011 - Revision: 1.2
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