I just found a great video that showcases a new feature where Visio organization charts are automatically built and updated within Excel, using Excel data! [Read more…] about Dynamic Updating Org Charts in Visio!
Visio 2010 Videos Resurface!
The 41 companion videos for my book Using Microsoft Visio 2010 have secured a new lease on life, and are now freely available to all!
Visio 2016 Training Videos
Microsoft has just released a new set of online training videos for Visio 2016. I’ve created detailed outlines of the course material and provided direct links to pages and modules within their website so you can instantly jump to the content you want to digest!
Visio Nerd Videos – For Developers!
If you’re interested in the deeper workings of Visio, then you’ll be interested in a series of videos that I’ve been in remiss in reporting!
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 properly. But I thought I’d make this video to show off some capabilities and point out general concepts that might help to make useful SmartShapes.
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
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 people still love using it. And they like music too! So I whipped out my trusty Camtasia Studio/Recorder and gave it a shot.
Radial Elements Tool
If you create your own Visio shapes or make drawings that have elements arranged circularly, then you may have experienced frustration.
Visio has the tools to draw circular-arrays of objects, but learning to do it takes time. There are no direct “arrange stuff in circles” functions. You have to cleverly use other functionality to get the job done.
To make things easier for you and me, I invented the Radial Elements Tool solves some of these problems. With this tool, you can create circular arrays of customizable tick marks in seconds!
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 facts M’am. Dragnet. Humphrey Bogart. You get the picture.
Harrison Clarity is the star. I call him H.C. Throaty voice. Gets to the point.
Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!
Do you need to number shapes automatically? Do you need to connect shapes in the order that they are numbered?
If you are developing an automated, graphical solution on top of Visio, you might face these requirements. This article and accompanying download will help you to meet them.
Or if you just want tools for step-numbering and ordered connecting, you might be able to modify and extend the VBA code contained in today’s download to help you get the job done.
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