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  • I am using Visio 2010 Premium. Nevertheless, under the Data menu all icons are grayed out regardless of the type of graphics I select and/or if the object has the data set defined or not. The option to import external data is also grayed out. Your input is much appreciated. Thank you.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:49 PM

Answers

  • I forgot to mention that this was happening while creating a stencil. Silly as it sound, I managed to find the answer on the forum under a different topic. Here it is:

    "If you try to edit the master in the stencil window ribbon access to the data graphics tools is disabled. I am not sure why these features are disabled in this context." (Fred Diggs Visio Certified Technology Specialist, Visio Application Development Visio 2010 Forum Moderator). Thank you Fred.

    In the meanwhile, the solution seems to be editing the shape in a Visio drawing and then dragging it to the stencils.

    Note though that any kind of access to data graphics is denied while editing master stencils. Reporting it to Microsoft and waiting for the patch.


    • Marked as answer by Klausx Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:02 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Klausx Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:02 PM
    • Edited by Klausx Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Klausx Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:03 PM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:01 PM