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In Microsoft Visio, when you drag an Off-page reference shape from the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil to your drawing page, click to select the Keep shape text synchronized check box in the Off-page reference dialog box, and then click OK, you may find that nothing occurs.
The Off-page reference dialog box unexpectedly remains displayed on your screen. As a result, you cannot add a link from an Off-page reference shape to a new page or to an existing page in your flowchart.
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
The locale your computer is set to use a format other than English. For example, the locale setting that you configure in the Regional and Language Options tool of Control Panel is set to Finnish.
You drag an Off-page reference shape from the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil to your drawing page.
You click to select the Keep shape text synchronized check box in the Off-page reference dialog box.
Service pack information
This problem is corrected in Visio 2002 Service Pack 2.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Visio 2002. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
867749 How to obtain the latest Visio 2002 service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Version Size File name--------------------------------------------------21-Nov-2002 10.0.3521.4 232,000 Stdutils.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Visio 2002 Service Pack 2.
Off-page references provide links between sections of large flowcharts that appear on different Visio drawing pages. When you insert an Off-page reference shape in your drawing, the Off-page reference dialog box is appears. Here you can specify the page where you want the flowchart to continue, and how you want to use the Off-page reference shape in your flowchart.