Making the Off-Page Reference Hyperlink URL Safe

One of my favourite shapes in Visio is the Off-page reference shape on the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil. I have written about this shape before ( see https://blog.bvisual.net/2011/09/02/page-grids-and-off-page-references/ ) but I did not notice a slight issue with it previously, so this article show how to overcome a couple of issues that I discovered whilst working on a project recently.

The shape is so useful for creating links between different pages and shapes within a Visio document (and can even be used to link between Visio documents), but it achieves this is a couple of ways. When dropped on to a page, it runs an add-on to prompt for the creation of a paired shape on an existing or new page.

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