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Client: After opening a Visio file, how do I get multiple pages into one iGrafx diagram?

After opening your Visio file with iGrafx, it will convert each page into a separate diagram by default. However, in the Open dialog box, when a Visio diagram is chosen, there is an Options button shown. One of the options is to choose to take each Visio page and combine into tiled pages on a single iGrafx diagram, when possible. So to automatically get multiple pages into one page:

  1. From the File menu, choose Open
  2. Navigate to your Visio file and select it.
  3. Click the Options button in the Open dialog box.
  4. Choose the "Tiled Pages on a Single Diagram, when possible" option, and set other options as desired.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Open

iGrafx will convert the Visio diagram as requested, if it is possible.

If you do not want to take advantage of the open command's ability to convert each visio page into tiled pages on a single diagram, or the funcitonality is not working as you expect, you may want to take your various separate Visio pages (separate iGrafx diagrams) and put them all on one diagram manually. Do combine diagrams manually, please do the following:

  1. View the Explorer Bar (from the View menu, choose Explorer Bar)
  2. Double-click on a diagram component (e.g. Page-2) in the Explorer Bar to view it.
  3. Lasso select all the objects (shapes, lines, etc.) that you want to copy. To do a lasso select:
    1. Ensure your arrow (Selector Tool) cursor is displayed
    2. Move your cursor to an empty space in the diagram, outside of the objects you want to select.
    3. Press-and-hold your (left) mouse button, and move (drag) the cursor around the objects you want to select. You're now drawing a blue box around those objects.
    4. Release your mouse button; the objects are selected.
  4. Copy the selected objects (Ctrl+C)
  5. Double-click the component (diagram; e.g. Page-1) you want to paste into.
  6. Paste the selected objects (Ctrl+V)
  7. Move the shapes to where you want them. To move shapes:
    1. Place your cursor on the light gray border at the edge of a selected shape; your cursor changes to a four-headed crosshair and arrow
    2. Press-and-hold the mouse and drag (move) it; a ghost image of the objects show where they are being moved to.
    3. Release the mouse when you're done; the objects have moved.
  8. If you no longer need the page you copied from, you can right-click in the Explorer Bar on that component, and choose Delete.
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