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Visio Beer Maßkrug SmartShape

Submitted by on September 23, 2010 – 1:38 pm | | 15712 views 8 Comments

Fall has arrived and Oktoberfest has started here in Munich!

The world’s biggest beer festival started 200 years ago, so to commemorate the bicentennial, and involve you in the revel, we’ve created a Visio Beer Maßkrug SmartShape just for you!

At Oktoberfest, you order beer by the liter, in a glass called a “Maßkrug”, not a mug or a stein. That ß-character is actually a double-s, so just say: MASS-KROOG. When you order, you shorten it to: “Maß”.

Try it: “I griag a Maß, bitte!”

For you that took high school German, this would be said “Ich kriege eine Maß, bitte” in high German.

Beer might come in only one size at the Wiesn, but this article’s Visio SmartShape can be sized to just about any dimensions you like!

Just pull on the resize handles to make your Biermaß small, medium or large. The shape resizes intelligently, maintaining important graphical aspects instead of simply stretching like dumb clip-art:

Note: the dimples repeat themselves as the shapes get taller, which is one of the reasons this is a “Smart” Shape. The repeating was done by implementing Visio custom line patterns.

You can also choose to show no foam on your Maßkrug. Just right-click the shape and uncheck “Show Foam”. You can also set this via Shape Data fields.

Using data take from Wikipedia, and the Abendzeitung, the Smart Maß can be used to create fancy graphs like this, which shows the increase in beer prices (per liter) at the Augustiner Festhalle.

Have fun with your Visio beer maßkrug SmartShape, and auf geht’s zur Wiesn!

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