In Microsoft Office Visio 2003, Microsoft Office Visio 2007, and Microsoft Office Visio 2010 you use the Search for Shapes feature to search for shapes. When you search for the master name, the name is not found. If you search for one of the keywords that is associated with the master instead of searching for the master name, the query is successful. This issue occurs even if you have the Indexing Service enabled.
The Search for Shapes feature in Visio searches the property values of the shape, including the keywords, but not the master name.
To work around this issue, if you want to search for the master, search for a keyword value that is associated with the master instead of searching for the master name.
Or, when you create a new master, in the Master Properties dialog box (right-click the master in the stencil, point to Edit Master, and then click Master Properties), type the master name as one of the keywords in the Keywords box.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about Visio, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to use the Indexing Service when you search for shapes in Visio 2003 or in Visio 2007, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827894 Different set of search results is returned depending on whether you use the Indexing Service when you search for shapes in Visio
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