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Hello! My name is Chris Roth, aka “Visio Guy”. I’ve long been fascinated with graphics and data visualization. Luckily I have had the good fortune to make a career out of that interest! I worked for the Visio Corporation for 8 years as both a developer and a technology evangelist, and now I keep busy as an independent contractor, doing largely Visio development work.

As a Microsoft Visio MVP since 2002, I’ve been actively answering questions in the microsoft.public.visio newsgroups and presenting at Visio conferences.

Visio Guy Website

The Visio Guy website was launched in September 2006 to enable richer interaction with the Visio community. It is intended to be a valuable resource for those interested in Visio and visualization.

Amongst the pages and articles you’ll find articles about creating custom SmartShapes, developing Visio-based solutions, and tips for power users. You’ll also find tools, utilities add-ons, and other free downloads for your Visio-ing pleasure.

Visio Guy has been steadily gaining in popularity, and as of April, 2011, the site is happily serving up over 250,000[1] page views per month.

In April of 2008, we added a discussion forum to relieve the over-loaded comments sections at the end of each Visio Guy article. These Visio Guy forums are also quite popular, enjoying over 200,000[2] views per month.

General Questions

If you have general questions about Visio usage and Visio development, please submit a post in our discussion forum: Visio Guy Discussion Forum

Professional Assistance

If you need more in-depth assistance, please use the contact form below for issues regarding:

  • Consulting
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  • Custom solution development
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I hope you find Visio Guy useful, informative and entertaining!

– Chris

[1] Page views as measured by Google Analylitics
[2] Views as measured by the SMF forum software’s internal stats

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist - Microsoft Office Visio 2007, Application Development

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