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3-Label Dynamic Connector: Input Methods
April 24, 2014 – 11:21 pm | No Comment | 47 views
3-Label Dynamic Connector: Input Methods

I’ve been working on a three-label, Visio dynamic connector and thought I’d share some of my design thoughts with you.

Fit All Pages to Window in a Visio Document
April 13, 2011 – 9:14 am | 10 Comments | 19102 views
Fit All Pages to Window in a Visio Document

If you create Visio documents with lots of pages, you probably like to quickly flip through all of them to check for visual consistency.
But if each page has been zoomed or panned, it can be …

Data-linking Problem with 64-Bit Visio
December 22, 2010 – 11:52 am | 4 Comments | 19271 views
Data-linking Problem with 64-Bit Visio

I ran into a problem linking Visio shapes to Excel data the other day. If you are running 64-bit versions of Windows and Microsoft Office, you might run into the same problem.
Fortunately, the solution was …

New Article about Validation Rules in Visio 2010
October 21, 2010 – 3:09 pm | No Comment | 52162 views
New Article about Validation Rules in Visio 2010

What if you could click a button and have Visio notify you if a drawing was incorrect, had errors, or did not follow your company’s standards?
Visio 2010 offers this capability, and more information is coming …

Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book
July 21, 2010 – 7:20 am | 2 Comments | 13578 views
Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book

You might have heard about David Parker’s new book about Visio 2010 Premium’s Rules and Validation for process diagramming.
We’ve just discovered that there’s a free chapter available online, so you can kick the tires before …

New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming
July 19, 2010 – 11:42 am | One Comment | 27595 views
New Book: Visio 2010 Rules, Validation & Business Process Diagramming

Read about David Parker’s new book about Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation that helps you to create custom rule sets for validating your Visio 2010 Premium-based solutions!

Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!
July 16, 2010 – 6:43 am | 3 Comments | 22939 views
Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the ShapeSheet is. You have to see it for yourself.
Visio SmartShapes can be so much more than just clip-art. This is because the ShapeSheet allows shapes to  …

Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet
July 10, 2010 – 1:16 pm | No Comment | 15928 views
Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet

A Visio Guy forum member asked the question: “How many nested IF statements can I stuff into a ShapeSheet formula?”
“Good question!”, I thought and went off to investigate!

Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter
July 1, 2010 – 1:53 pm | 6 Comments | 24596 views
Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter

Learn how Visio 2010′s flowchart shapes have gotten smarter and save you work!

Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes
June 24, 2010 – 2:55 pm | 24 Comments | 26098 views
Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes

Read about an interesting ShapeSheet technique to help you navigate big documents more easily.

Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data
June 5, 2010 – 4:41 pm | One Comment | 31021 views
Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data

Learn about new features in Visio 2010 that will help you to build better network rack diagrams, and download code to help you automate the process!

Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes
May 14, 2010 – 9:05 am | One Comment | 18296 views
Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes

Web designers and AI folks need to know what colors they are using. And they need to know precisely.
Bright red, Fuchsia  and Mauve just won’t do. They need exacting names like: #FF0000, #FF00FF and #E0B0FF.
Since …

Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List
May 5, 2010 – 10:02 am | 3 Comments | 42579 views
Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List

See an extensive list of all the Visio add-ons that ship with each particular edition of Visio 2010: Premium, Pro or Standard.

Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!
May 1, 2010 – 4:03 pm | 6 Comments | 19594 views
Download the New Visio 2010 SDK!

If you’re a Visio developer, then Christmas has arrived! The Visio 2010 Software Development Kit has just been made available as a free download from Microsoft.com.

List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!
April 21, 2010 – 1:53 pm | 2 Comments | 13646 views
List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!

Are you developing Visio solutions that will be used across the Globe? Have you experienced strange behavior using ShapeSheet functions like INDEX, LOOKUP, SUM, RGB or others that involve lists of items?
If so, then you, …

Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010
February 9, 2010 – 8:46 am | 42 Comments | 44185 views
Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010

A feature lacking in Visio, like for-EVER, is the ability to align text along a connector’s path.
Now, Visio 2010′s new ShapeSheet functions and capabilities finally deliver.
Today we’ll show-off the cool new connector that I’ve developed …

Radial Elements Tool
November 5, 2009 – 1:51 pm | 12 Comments | 21236 views
Radial Elements Tool

Download a tool that allows you to create a circular array of custom tick in seconds!

Calculate Work Weeks For Your Visio Shapes
November 3, 2009 – 1:43 pm | 4 Comments | 14955 views
Calculate Work Weeks For Your Visio Shapes

We all know the numbers of the months. January is Number One! July is the 7th month, and December is the 12th.
But some folks need to know which week it is, and Visio has no …

Choose Colors with Shape Data Fields
October 21, 2009 – 6:54 am | 17 Comments | 22732 views
Choose Colors with Shape Data Fields

Do you have shapes that contain multiple colors that you’d like to easily change?
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to specify those colors in Shape Data fields, along with other parameters for the shape?
Visio’s …

Why Visio Shape Smarts Makes Your Life Easier
July 22, 2009 – 7:59 am | 2 Comments | 16848 views
Why Visio Shape Smarts Makes Your Life Easier

It’s easy to use Visio and not notice some of the things that make it a great diagramming application.
One great feature is how shapes resize–or more aptly–how parts of shapes resize. If you’ve wondered about …

What’s My Shape’s ID?
July 15, 2009 – 10:50 am | 9 Comments | 28843 views
What’s My Shape’s ID?

Find out what Sheet.1, Sheet.27 and Sheet.362 are called.

Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!
July 13, 2009 – 9:22 am | 8 Comments | 22416 views
Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!

Connect shapes in numerical-order at the press of a button! Then download the VBA code to see how it’s done!

Send All Connectors to Back
June 17, 2009 – 7:02 am | 2 Comments | 20261 views
Send All Connectors to Back

Stop “Shift + Clicking”. Start selecting all connectors on the page USING CODE. Then do something to them!

How to Count the Number of Items in a List
May 25, 2009 – 9:23 am | 7 Comments | 12223 views
How to Count the Number of Items in a List

=”one;two;three;four;five” So how do you know that there are five items in that list–using ShapeSheet formulas?

VBA Class Property Generator
May 20, 2009 – 7:58 pm | 4 Comments | 15240 views
VBA Class Property Generator

Stop typing “Property Let”, “Property Get” over and over and over. Let our VBA code do it for you.

Data Refresh on Open
May 13, 2009 – 6:56 am | 9 Comments | 18489 views
Data Refresh on Open

Refresh your Data each and every time you open your Visio 2007 Professional Data-Connected Diagramme

Visio Viewer for Developers
May 11, 2009 – 9:41 am | 3 Comments | 26221 views
Visio Viewer for Developers

Use the free Visio Viewer to look at Visio files…or as a control in your own custom application.

Top Twelve Text Tips
May 6, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 54 Comments | 131958 views
Top Twelve Text Tips

We’ll teach you text-handling techniques for creating top-notch Visio SmartShapes!

Happy Pi Day…Sort Of
May 1, 2009 – 5:45 am | 5 Comments | 19349 views
Happy Pi Day…Sort Of

Shapes have geometry, geometry has circles, circles have curves. Let’s talk about all-things-round in Visio!

Analyze Connectivity Between Process Flows
April 22, 2009 – 6:45 am | 2 Comments | 17242 views
Analyze Connectivity Between Process Flows

Learn how VBA code can be used to detect connections between shapes and traverse paths through diagrams.

Number Your Pages Visually
April 15, 2009 – 7:38 am | 7 Comments | 20077 views
Number Your Pages Visually

Show status with dots and circles instead of numbers, silly!

Path Analysis in Visio
April 8, 2009 – 7:57 pm | 10 Comments | 40014 views
Path Analysis in Visio

Download a Visio file packed with sample VBA code that will help you understand not only connectors and connecting in Visio, but also path analysis as well!