Art Braune just posted this in the Visio Guy newsgroup: Visio 2007 SP2 Released.
While the major changes and fixes are summarized in that post and on Microsoft’s websites, I’ve reproduced the items that have been fixed in this article.
Michel Laplane told me about his relatively new Visio blog a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d share the link with you today.
Michel is a fellow Microsoft Visio Most Valuable Professional (MVP), a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist who offers “L’expertise en informatique technique” and operates near Lyon, France.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, Michel’s site is in French. [Read more…] about Bonjour, Visio en Français!
Saveen Reddy got wind of Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape and took it a step further.
Using his fancy-schmancy, multi-colored gradient approach to Visio graphics, he created a pretty neat (and useful) Visio SmartShape for you to use!
The end result is a gorgeous, continuous progress bar that shows you what page you are on, with attractive, Windows Vista-style colors.
If you need to know how Visio shapes are glued together, and how to traverse paths through a process flow diagram, then this article is for you.
You’ll learn about glue types, connector ends and order-of-connections. A beautifully formatted document, with accompanying VBA code will help you to better understand…your processes!
Web pages and printed paper are fine for the bus ride home. But today’s knowledge worker grew up in a TV age and is used to getting information from moving pictures with audio.
Plus, everyone but me has a cell-phone (handy, mobile) capable of streaming video over the internet, so why read, even on the bus?
I’ve compiled a list of eight place to find videos related to Visio. You’ll find videos that: show you how to use features and create specific diagrams, offer general training, and augment written articles with video explanations.
There are tons of megabytes of animated content out there, so…watch…on!
If you like the way you can add comments to Microsoft Excel worksheet cells, or the way you can glue Post-it sticky notes to your monitor’s bezel, then you’ll appreciate this sticky note Visio SmartShape from guest-poster David Edson!
Today’s offering has some pretty neat features, so check out the article which explains how to use the shape, and shows off its unique capabilities!
It’s nice to let your audience know where they are in a document, and how much further until the end. This is especially true if your Visio document does double-duty as a presentation.
A progress bar-style graphic does a nicer job of this than “Page 1 of 4” or “Page 3/4” or “75%”. The audience gets a real feel for how much is complete and how much remains.
Today’s article will show you some ShapeSheet techniques for creating a visual page-numbering shape. We’ll modify the Circle-text Title shape from an earlier Visio Guy article so that it shows you how far along you are in a document. You’ll also learn how to get the shape to position itself automatically on the page, so that it is even easier to use!
So go get a fresh cup of coffee and read on!
A lot of Windows users do network-related stuff with Visio. And for you hard-working folks, life just got a bit easier!
Microsoft just released a nifty add-in for Visio 2007 Pro that lets you utilize rack-server data from Excel or from the user and create Visio diagrams that make analysis a snap.
Everybody knows (and loves?) the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
It has great graphics and an addictive format that you could use to add spice to your PowerPoint presentations.
And since a lot of you create presentation graphics in Visio, it seemed to me that a Millionaire SmartShape could help you save time piecing together questions for your audience that still looked great!
The well-commented VBA code (provided by guest-poster Al Edlund) which accompanies this article will help you make programmatic sense of the elemental stuff of connected Visio diagrams: connectors, connection points, OneD shapes, Connect and FromConnect.
You’ll also see how to produce connected diagrams, find out which shape is connected to which, and more importantly, do some path analysis to find the deeper meaning behind it all!