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Copyright Element [Visio 2003 SDK Documentation]

Office 2003

Contains a string representing a human-readable copyright statement.

If the element contains a copyright statement, Microsoft Office Visio sets the Copyright cell's text with this string when the document is loaded. The user may not modify the cell's value after loading the file.

If the element is empty, the Copyright cell's text is blank. The user may then set the copyright value once and only once after loading the file.

Note  The value of this element can be modified by third-party XML tools; however, modifying copyrighted material is illegal.





Optional string. Represents a unit of measure. The default is STR. For details about STR, see Units of measure.


Optional string. Represents the element's formula. This attribute can contain one of the following strings: "someFormula" if the formula exists locally, "No Formula" if the formula is locally deleted or blocked, or "Inh" if the formula is inherited.

If the attribute is not present, the element's formula is a simple constant, for example, <element>5</element>.


Optional string. Indicates that the formula evaluates to an error. The value of Err is the current value (an error message string); the value of the element is the last valid value.


Optional string. Represents the null string condition for a string cell value. In some cases it is helpful to distinguish between an empty string cell null and a null string cell value. This attribute is used to distinguish between these forms of an empty value.

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The Copyright element is relevant only when contained in a Shape or StyleSheet element. It is ignored when contained in a DocumentSheet or PageSheet element.