Visio2000: Shapes from the Furniture and the Site Accessories Stencils Cannot Coexist

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When you try to use certain shapes (such as the Lounge Chair shapes) from certain stencils (such as the Furniture and the Site Accessories stencils), the shapes from one stencil may become the shape from the other stencil.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Visio 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1).

To obtain SR-1, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
263721 Visio: How to Obtain Microsoft Visio 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Visio 2000 SR-1.

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Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Open the Furniture stencil (Furniture.vss).
  2. Drag a Lounge Chair shape onto the drawing.
  3. Open the Site Accessories stencil (Site Accessories.vss).
  4. Drag and hold a Lounge Chair shape over the drawing. Note the preview of the shape.
  5. Drop the shape onto the drawing. Note that the shape becomes the Lounge Chair shape from the other stencil. For example, if the shape is dropped into the drawing from Site Accessories.vss first, and then the Lounge Chair shape is dropped onto the drawing from Furniture.vss, it will appear as the Lounge Chair shape from Site Accessories.vss.
Other shapes that exhibit this behavior are as follows:

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Shape NameStencils
DumpsterSite Accessories.vss and Warehouse-Shipping and Receiving.vss
Loading DockBuilding Core.vss and Warehouse-S&R.vss
BookcaseFurniture.vss and Modular Office Furniture.vss
SofaFurniture.vss and Office Furniture.vss
Square TableFurniture.vss and Office Furniture.vss
Circular TableFurniture.vss and Office Furniture.vss
ChairFurniture.vss and Office Furniture.vss


Article ID: 264423 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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