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When you use the Building Plan solution to create a drawing, and you then attempt to add a label to a shape in your drawing, the label is not added to the shape.
This problem can occur when there are one or more parentheses in the label name. When parentheses are included in the name of a custom property, the label is not displayed in the Preview box of the Label Shapes dialog box and the label is not added to the shape.
To work around this issue, remove the parentheses from the name of the custom property for the shape that you want to add a label to. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
You can use shapes in Microsoft Visio drawings to store data. In this way, shapes act much like visual database fields, storing data that you can retrieve in a report. For example, office layout shapes have custom properties in which you can store inventory number and owner.
Data is stored in shapes by typing values in the Custom Properties dialog box. You can edit, add, or delete custom properties in existing shapes, or in new shapes that you create. You can also label shapes with the name of any custom property that is defined for that particular shape.
For more information about custom properties in Microsoft Visio shapes, type custom properties in the Ask a question box or the Answer Wizard, and then press ENTER to view the topics.