Both Curly and Straight Bracket Interval Shapes in Your Timeline Drawing Are Incorrectly Changed to Block Intervals

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SYMPTOMS

In the either the Chinese-language or the Japanese-language versions of Microsoft Office Visio 2003, you may experience one or both of the following symptoms when you try to change the interval type of bracket interval shapes in your timeline drawing:
  • When you right-click a Bracket interval 1 shape, and then click Show Straight Bracket, the interval type is not changed from a curly bracket ({}) to a straight bracket ([]) as expected. The interval shape is incorrectly changed to a block interval (the Block interval shape).
  • When you right-click a Bracket interval 2 shape, and then click Show Curly Bracket, the interval type is not changed from a straight bracket to a curly bracket as expected. The interval shape is incorrectly changed to a block interval (the Block interval shape).
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CAUSE

This problem occurs because in the both the Chinese-language and the Japanese-language versions of Microsoft Visio, the interval type of curly and straight bracket shapes in drawings that are based on the Timeline template is not changed correctly when you right-click the shape, and then click either Show Straight Bracket or Show Curly Bracket (as appropriate).

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one or both of the following methods.

Method 1: Use the Set Interval Type Command to Change the Interval Type

Use the Set Interval Type command to change the interval type of the shape. To do so:
  1. Start Visio, and then open your timeline drawing.
  2. Do one or both of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
    • To change the interval type of a Bracket interval 1 shape to a straight bracket:
      1. Right-click the Bracket interval 1 shape that is in your drawing, and then click Set Interval Type.
      2. In the Interval Type box of the Custom Properties dialog box, click Straight Bracket, and then click OK.
    • To change the interval type of a Bracket interval 2 shape to a curly bracket:
      1. Right-click the Bracket interval 2 shape that is in your drawing, and then click Set Interval Type.
      2. In the Interval Type box of the Custom Properties dialog box, click Curly Bracket, and then click OK.
  3. On the File menu, click Save.

Method 2: Delete the Block Interval Shape and Add the Shape That You Want

Delete the Block interval shape or shapes from the timeline that is in your drawing, and then add the bracket interval shape or shapes that you want. To do so:
  1. Start Visio, and then open your timeline drawing.
  2. Click the incorrect Block interval shape or shapes that are on the timeline, and then press DELETE.
  3. Do one or both of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
    • To add a curly bracket, drag a Bracket interval 1 shape from the Timeline Shapes stencil to the timeline that is in your drawing.
    • To add a straight bracket, drag a Bracket interval 2 shape from the Timeline Shapes stencil to the timeline that is in your drawing.
  4. In the Configure Interval dialog box, specify the information that you want, and then click OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Save.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to work with timeline drawings in Visio 2003, see Visio Help. To do so, click Microsoft Office Visio Help on the Help menu, type timelines in the Search for box, and then press ENTER to view the topics returned.

For more information about Visio, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio

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Article ID: 827896 - Last Review: September 30, 2003 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003
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