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Fuzzy Shadow on Text Oddity
December 20, 2017 – 5:25 pm | No Comment | 823 views
Fuzzy Shadow on Text Oddity

Visio 2013/16 has wonderful new formatting effects. But how they modify your shapes can be a bit strange. Read about the anomalies, and how to work around the strangeness!

Visio Nerd Videos – For Developers!
July 14, 2016 – 6:15 pm | 3 Comments | 15867 views
Visio Nerd Videos – For Developers!

Watch these videos on Visio developer-related topics to learn how Visio works under-the-hood, and control it programmatically!

Über Rack Unit Dimension Line
April 19, 2016 – 4:03 pm | 3 Comments | 21701 views
Über Rack Unit Dimension Line

Learn about the features and usage of a new shape for labeling rack units on network equipment diagrams. The shape is fully configurable, and can be used to measure and label units of any size and name.

Visio Minions SmartShape Concept
June 16, 2015 – 11:45 am | 4 Comments | 24259 views
Visio Minions SmartShape Concept

Today I had the idea to make a Minions Visio SmartShape. I was primarily interested in controlling eye movement using ShapeSheet techniques.
As a responsible adult, I probably don’t (shouldn’t) have the time to finish it …

Circles in Circle 1
November 18, 2014 – 1:50 pm | 5 Comments | 31074 views
Circles in Circle 1

In this first of a series of posts, we’ll use built-in Visio functionality to arrange small circles around the perimeter of a larger circle, at equal intervals.

Time Lapse Circuit Diagram
September 18, 2014 – 4:50 pm | 4 Comments | 46694 views
Time Lapse Circuit Diagram

PhotoShop, Illustrator and SketchBook Pro users have all the fun. They make these cool, time-lapse videos, set to trendy, fast-paced music. I know Visio isn’t as cool as those other apps, but a lot of …

Crayon Visio Network Shapes, Revisited
August 16, 2011 – 9:41 am | 3 Comments | 73298 views
Crayon Visio Network Shapes, Revisited

The popular Visio Crayon Network Shapes have been improved and extended. Have a look at what’s new and download the latest and greatest!

Radial Elements Tool
November 5, 2009 – 1:51 pm | 14 Comments | 98380 views
Radial Elements Tool

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

Harrison Clarity. Just the Videos M’am.
September 11, 2009 – 3:41 pm | No Comment | 37669 views
Harrison Clarity. Just the Videos M’am.

Harry Miller, video producer. The guy who filmed: five of the biggest Visio Nerds that ever lived. He’s been busy.
Creating instructional Visio videos. With a 40’s detective theme. Short. Succinct. Cool jazz music. Just the …

Automatic Chevron Process Shape
August 4, 2009 – 5:07 pm | 57 Comments | 179404 views
Automatic Chevron Process Shape

If you need a Visio shape that allows you to quickly create a chain of “chevron” arrows for your management presentations, then you have come to the right place! Our Visio SmartShape is jammed full of smart behaviors that save you a ton of time!

Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!
July 13, 2009 – 9:22 am | 9 Comments | 52514 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!

Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!
July 8, 2009 – 8:15 pm | 5 Comments | 17154 views
Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!

Hear what 5 of the biggest Visio Nerds that ever lived have to say about their favorite diagramming app.

Draw Tangent Lines in Visio!
July 2, 2009 – 5:02 am | 8 Comments | 42816 views
Draw Tangent Lines in Visio!

What? Visio has a curve-to-curve tangent tool? Find out how to use it in this exciting video.

Need Network Shapes? Fill Your Cup at the Visio Cafe!
June 21, 2009 – 9:35 pm | 15 Comments | 320148 views
Need Network Shapes? Fill Your Cup at the Visio Cafe!

Could you use 5000 free Visio network shapes in 192 Visio stencils? Find out where you can get ’em, and search our Mega Table that lists each and every network equipment item!

Interview With a Visio Guy
May 18, 2009 – 7:27 am | 3 Comments | 20471 views
Interview With a Visio Guy

Watch a great video about one man’s experiences using Visio and developing visual solutions on top of Visio.

DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!
February 28, 2009 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments | 41926 views
DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!

Recently in the Visio Guy Newsgroups, user Ziorg77 submitted a wonderful Visio SmartShape of a DIP switch, where you could toggle each of the eight switches individually.
This led to a flurry of discussion, and several …

Punish Your Users with (not so) SmartShapes That Misbehave
June 14, 2008 – 4:37 pm | 5 Comments | 42894 views
Punish Your Users with (not so) SmartShapes That Misbehave

Learn how to add smarts to your Visio SmartShapes–and have fun doing it–by looking at mischievous examples of badly behaved, not-so-smart shapes!

European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram
June 9, 2008 – 1:49 pm | 22 Comments | 36511 views
European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram

Track your favorite soccer/football teams for the 2008 European Cup with this semi-automatic Visio bracket.

Word Balloon Visio SmartShape
May 29, 2008 – 7:47 am | 19 Comments | 111528 views
Word Balloon Visio SmartShape

Download this super-smart Word Balloon shape and make your Visio diagrams literally speak to your audience.

“Laser” Shape
May 8, 2008 – 8:21 pm | 7 Comments | 45375 views
“Laser” Shape

Download a scaled Visio SmartShape of a laser show projector. The projection part of this shape is particularly fun. As you resize the projection distance and angle, you’ll get some cool effects!

Oblique Connectors For Your 3D Diagrams
October 29, 2007 – 6:53 pm | 42 Comments | 145662 views
Oblique Connectors For Your 3D Diagrams

Get a configurable, oblique connector shape that makes attractive, 3D-looking connections to your 3D-looking network shapes, or other isometric drawings!

Free Visio People Shapes
May 20, 2007 – 2:24 pm | 43 Comments | 313725 views
Free Visio People Shapes

Download some new, nicely-shaded people shapes, with add-on hats to boot! Learn how to find other people-related shapes that come with Visio, and discover the mysteries of Whale Boy!

Map of World
April 23, 2007 – 1:46 am | 58 Comments | 138684 views
Map of World

Download a map of the World, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Audio Visual Components Shapes
December 15, 2006 – 7:08 am | 15 Comments | 173664 views
Audio Visual Components Shapes

Download a Visio stencil full of cool av connector- and terminal-shapes for creating audio-visual patch panels.

Circular Multi-arrows
October 9, 2006 – 10:32 am | 106 Comments | 279048 views
Circular Multi-arrows

Download improved versions of Visio’s Circular Multi-arrow shape, that allow for up to 20 sub-arrows, and offer some neat coloration features.