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This week on the Visio History Channel…
If you enjoyed yesterday’s walk down memory lane, and you lean toward the technical/programmer side, then you might enjoy this fluff piece–a look at the evolution of the ShapeSheet.
Microsoft changes the look of Visio’s user interface from time to time. Most of the uproar came for Visio 2010 with the introduction of the dreaded Ribbon.
But Microsoft has also made changes to Visio’s shape-manipulation …
A customer/fan asked me the other day how to create custom bullets in Visio using a character he’d carefully selected from the Wingdings font. He had dug his way deep into the text editing dialog, …
In this ongoing post, I’ll relate my experiences and impressions of life with my shiny-new Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet/ultrabook.
For years I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a set of shapes for well bore diagrams. Well bore schematic drawings show the important, ahem, bits, of an oil drilling system from up on …
If you’ve been frustrated by the fuzziness of AutoCAD imports in Visio 2013 at high zoom levels, then you’ll be pleased to know that the issue has been fixed with SP1.
Ah, the days before color, when engineers wore ties!
One of the inspirations for Visio was an experimental piece of software created a long, long time ago. I was happy to finally track it down on …
The latest and greatest version of Visio–Visio 2013–has been available for over half a year already!
If you still feel like you’re missing out on super-cool features, or are struggling to get started, or just want …
You might have seen this poster around town, on the internet, or decorating a colleague’s belly. More likely you’ve seen a humorous variation–it seems to have developed into quite the meme as of late.
Maybe you …
The main stars of Microsoft Office have had an Open XML file format for several versions.
The next version of Visio does too!
Yay! It’s the weekend! Everyone’s checking facebook to see where Friday beer garden will be. And even if you’re not a facebook user, news of their IPO has surely crossed your browser. Ah, another bunch …
Learn about Visio 2010 the easy way! Watch these 24 videos from the Visio experts!
Learn how Visio 2010 helps you to insert steps in lengthy process flows without having to manually move other shapes out of the way!
My book Using Microsoft Visio 2010 comes with free web-based bonus material. Learn how to get it!
Using Microsoft Visio 2010 is my introductory book on mastering the latest incarnation of Visio. Come help me celebrate its publication!
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 …
Visio Services for SharePoint has people excited about melding two great technologies together.
Wictor Wilén is a SharePoint expert who has started a series of articles about Visio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 that you’ll want …
Are you a Visio user?
Is your company using SharePoint Server 2010?
Wonder how you can make them work together?
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 …
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!
There’s a lot of buzz lately about Visio Services for SharePoint 2010.
It looks like it’s appeared on the Real Estate industry’s radar, as they seek to use tools to make their business more efficient.
Learn how Visio 2010’s flowchart shapes have gotten smarter and save you work!
See a neat, visual example of Visio 2010, Visio Services and SharePoint 2010 at work.
Find the Visio 2010 setting or option that you need with our searchable mega list of all items in the Backstage options area!
Get resources for translating old Visio and Office menu commands to Office 2010 ribbons.
Visualize which templates come with which edition of Visio 2010, thanks to Data Graphics and the Org-chart Wizard!
Easily search a list of Visio 2010’s 554 ribbon UI customization commands.
Get a quick overview of all the dialog boxes associated with printing in Visio.
Nathan over at FlowingData has been wasting time visualizing quotes from Sci-fi flicks.
It’s not his fault. The people at Sci Fi Wire gave him the bug.
Now I’m infected.
See an extensive list of all the Visio add-ons that ship with each particular edition of Visio 2010: Premium, Pro or Standard.
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.
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 …