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ShapeSheet through the Ages
September 17, 2014 – 9:26 am | 3 Comments | 1863 views
ShapeSheet through the Ages

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.

Visio Handles through the Ages
September 16, 2014 – 11:08 am | 3 Comments | 1690 views
Visio Handles through the Ages

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 …

Creating Custom Bullets in Visio
September 15, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment | 1793 views
Creating Custom Bullets in Visio

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, …

On the Road with Surface Pro 3
July 8, 2014 – 6:26 am | 28 Comments | 15669 views
On the Road with Surface Pro 3

In this ongoing series of posts, I’ll relate my experiences and impressions of life with my shiny-new Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet/ultrabook.

Drilling with Visio
May 7, 2014 – 9:44 am | 3 Comments | 6513 views
Drilling with Visio

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 …

Visio 2013 CAD Import Fixed with SP1
February 28, 2014 – 10:22 am | 12 Comments | 10413 views
Visio 2013 CAD Import Fixed with SP1

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.

Before There Was Visio, There Was SketchPad
November 19, 2013 – 12:50 pm | One Comment | 12208 views
Before There Was Visio, There Was SketchPad

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 …

New Visio 2013 Books
August 26, 2013 – 8:23 am | 4 Comments | 12983 views
New Visio 2013 Books

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 …

Visio Keep Calm Template
September 6, 2012 – 9:08 am | No Comment | 32417 views
Visio Keep Calm Template

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 …

New File Formats for Visio 2013
July 27, 2012 – 12:16 pm | 10 Comments | 33076 views
New File Formats for Visio 2013

The main stars of Microsoft Office have had an Open XML file format for several versions.
The next version of Visio does too!

facebook Like Data Graphic (Thumbs Up!)
May 18, 2012 – 2:11 pm | 2 Comments | 12752 views
facebook Like Data Graphic (Thumbs Up!)

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 …

Roll em! New Visio 2010 Video Series by Visio MVPs
February 1, 2012 – 12:54 pm | 9 Comments | 27283 views
Roll em! New Visio 2010 Video Series by Visio MVPs

Learn about Visio 2010 the easy way! Watch these 24 videos from the Visio experts!

Shift Flowchart Shapes Automatically!
September 29, 2011 – 12:18 pm | 5 Comments | 24936 views
Shift Flowchart Shapes Automatically!

Learn how Visio 2010 helps you to insert steps in lengthy process flows without having to manually move other shapes out of the way!

Accessing the Web Edition for The Book
September 12, 2011 – 3:35 pm | 32 Comments | 22890 views
Accessing the Web Edition for The Book

My book Using Microsoft Visio 2010 comes with free web-based bonus material. Learn how to get it!

Using Microsoft Visio 2010 Book is Here!
May 19, 2011 – 3:09 pm | 13 Comments | 18300 views
Using Microsoft Visio 2010 Book is Here!

Using Microsoft Visio 2010 is my introductory book on mastering the latest incarnation of Visio. Come help me celebrate its publication!

New Article about Validation Rules in Visio 2010
October 21, 2010 – 3:09 pm | No Comment | 62602 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 …

Visio and SharePoint Article Series
September 14, 2010 – 12:19 pm | 3 Comments | 18465 views
Visio and SharePoint Article Series

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 …

How to Publish Visio 2010 Drawings to a SharePoint Site
September 2, 2010 – 5:43 pm | 3 Comments | 24203 views
How to Publish Visio 2010 Drawings to a SharePoint Site

Are you a Visio user?
Is your company using SharePoint Server 2010?
Wonder how you can make them work together?

Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book
July 21, 2010 – 7:20 am | 2 Comments | 14899 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 | 43438 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!

SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, Visio 2010 & Real Estate
July 12, 2010 – 7:07 am | No Comment | 13766 views
SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, Visio 2010 & Real Estate

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.

Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter
July 1, 2010 – 1:53 pm | 10 Comments | 29213 views
Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter

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

World Cup 2010 in Visio…and SharePoint!
June 28, 2010 – 11:01 am | One Comment | 17988 views
World Cup 2010 in Visio…and SharePoint!

See a neat, visual example of Visio 2010, Visio Services and SharePoint 2010 at work.

Visio 2010 Backstage Options Mega List
June 28, 2010 – 9:25 am | 4 Comments | 21074 views
Visio 2010 Backstage Options Mega List

Find the Visio 2010 setting or option that you need with our searchable mega list of all items in the Backstage options area!

Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!
June 23, 2010 – 1:11 pm | 8 Comments | 21996 views
Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!

Get resources for translating old Visio and Office menu commands to Office 2010 ribbons.

Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition
June 15, 2010 – 11:53 am | 5 Comments | 31062 views
Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition

Visualize which templates come with which edition of Visio 2010, thanks to Data Graphics and the Org-chart Wizard!

Visio 2010 Ribbon Commands Mega List
June 10, 2010 – 1:04 pm | 22 Comments | 97254 views
Visio 2010 Ribbon Commands Mega List

Easily search a list of Visio 2010’s 554 ribbon UI customization commands.

Printing Options Gone Mad!
June 9, 2010 – 1:52 pm | 55 Comments | 57677 views
Printing Options Gone Mad!

Get a quick overview of all the dialog boxes associated with printing in Visio.

Sci-fi Movie Quotes Visualized
May 27, 2010 – 9:48 am | 4 Comments | 15635 views
Sci-fi Movie Quotes Visualized

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.

Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List
May 5, 2010 – 10:02 am | 3 Comments | 50774 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 | 23172 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.

Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010
February 9, 2010 – 8:46 am | 47 Comments | 57175 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 …