Changing Legend shape

Hi everyone. I've been using MS Visio for 6 months, I still don't know a lot but considering I learned all by myself, I know enough.
I'm using MS Visio for making Fire Evacuation plans in my company.

My Q is, how can I change height and width of Legend shape found in points of interest stencil. I can only change width of it, but not height.

I've allready been googling about it but mostly I found that it can't be done. I find that Legend shape very convenient, coz I just drag and drop a symbol of, for example, Fire blanket and it automatticly sizes it in legend shape and I can manualy type the description of the symbol.

Can anybody help me or point me in some direction I can find out what can I do? Or how to make my own Legend shape?

Big thanks in advance.
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Hi,


It seems the shapes were protected.

Try to show Developer Tab on the Ribbon first>Click Protection>Uncheck height


Regards,

George Zhao

George Zhao

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I'll be damned. It worked like a charm. 

Thank you very very much, George. You saved me so much time...

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I'll be damned. It worked like a charm. 

Thank you very very much, George. You saved me so much time...
 Okay, I started being happy about it too soon. 
Didn't even check if I can change the hight, thought I will work cause it looked so logical..

So, it doesn't work. Now when I try to change the height it doesn't give me that error that it can't be change because of shape protection. Now it says nothing but still doesn't change the height... :\

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Well, no, the shape's height is set by a guarded formula. Once you've removed the protection as above, then open Shape's shapesheet window, and enter a new value in the Height cell, this wil overwrite the formula.

Be aware though that the height will be overwritten as soon as you add or delete a shape from the page. As far as I know there is nothing you can do to change this. Why do you want to change the height?

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