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Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio
April 28, 2008 – 10:16 pm | 7 Comments | 39869 views
Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio

If you’ve ever drawn arcs in Visio, then grouped them together, you may have noticed that they behave oddly when you resize the group. In this article, we’ll explain why this happens and how to fix it. You’ll also learn about the two shape interaction styles that Visio shapes have: 1D and 2D shapes!

Sewing Patterns With Visio
April 28, 2008 – 7:20 am | 5 Comments | 28671 views
Sewing Patterns With Visio

Push Visio into new domains by experimenting with creating sewing patterns with your favorite diagramming application!

Visio Guy Forums: New!
April 23, 2008 – 11:48 pm | 3 Comments | 43731 views
Visio Guy Forums: New!

Visio Guy has it’s own discussion forum, where you can get help with those sticky issues, or offer your expertise to others.

Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing
April 16, 2008 – 12:30 am | 11 Comments | 81220 views
Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing

Learn some helpful techniques for importing bitmap images into Visio, then creating shapes and diagrams by tracing over them.

Center-sizing Smart Shapes
April 15, 2008 – 6:01 am | 6 Comments | 44424 views
Center-sizing Smart Shapes

Visio doesn’t have an option to resize shapes such that they remain on-center. But the free shapes in this article do!

How Big Is My Shape?
April 13, 2008 – 6:00 am | 17 Comments | 66456 views
How Big Is My Shape?

There are many ways to view or change the size of your Visio shapes. In this article, you’ll learn about a whole slew of methods to do this!

Effects of Imported Images on Visio File Size
April 12, 2008 – 1:20 am | 15 Comments | 53554 views
Effects of Imported Images on Visio File Size

Learn what happens to your Visio file sizes when you import images and bitmaps of differing file formats.

Work Faster With Our Top Visio Keyboard Shortcuts
April 9, 2008 – 1:02 am | 79 Comments | 139670 views
Work Faster With Our Top Visio Keyboard Shortcuts

Work faster with these top Visio keyboard shortcuts.

Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!
April 6, 2008 – 9:55 pm | 3 Comments | 36323 views
Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!

Make your Visio shapes and diagrams glisten and shine with these flare and highlight shapes. Bling! Bling!

Map of UK Counties and Boroughs
April 4, 2008 – 12:14 pm | 6 Comments | 33523 views
Map of UK Counties and Boroughs

Learn about David Parker’s Visio map of UK counties and boroughs, and fine out where you can get it!

Visio Guy Wins Landmark €400MM Decision vs. EU (April Fools’)
April 1, 2008 – 1:35 pm | 5 Comments | 13865 views
Visio Guy Wins Landmark €400MM Decision vs. EU (April Fools’)

Just a little April Fools’ humor, taking a poke at the EU picking on poor Microsoft.