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On the Road with Surface Pro 3
July 8, 2014 – 6:26 am | 10 Comments | 1116 views
On the Road with Surface Pro 3

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.

Drilling with Visio
May 7, 2014 – 9:44 am | 3 Comments | 3025 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 | 6339 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 | 9364 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 | 9535 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 | 27518 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 | 28467 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 | 11372 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 | 8 Comments | 20063 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 | 21585 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 | 20073 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 | 16572 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 | 58056 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 | 17441 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 | 21837 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 | 14147 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 | 33587 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 | 12961 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 | 26529 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 | 16295 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 | 18988 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 | 19865 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 | 28240 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 | 80980 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 | 52 Comments | 50015 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 | 13779 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 | 46008 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 | 21102 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 | 45 Comments | 48940 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 …

Understanding Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Pivot Diagrams
November 17, 2009 – 5:59 pm | 8 Comments | 40094 views
Understanding Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Pivot Diagrams

Learn how to use Visio’s visual sibling to Excel’s Pivot Tables to import data and view it from different perspectives.

Visio 2010 Beta: Sign Up Now!
November 4, 2009 – 9:28 am | 3 Comments | 10979 views
Visio 2010 Beta: Sign Up Now!

Register, Dave.
Dave, won’t you register?
Please register, Dave.
Dave, I think it’s time for you to register.
I think it would be best, Dave, if you would register for the Visio 2010 Beta.
Note: the beta period for …

Harrison Clarity. Just the Videos M’am.
September 11, 2009 – 3:41 pm | No Comment | 24765 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 …