How to Show the Developer Ribbon Tab (and Why)
June 19, 2015 – 2:51 pm | One Comment | 324 views

Many of the tips and tricks that I talk about (or want to talk about) on this site require the Developer Ribbon Tab. Find out how to turn it on, and what good it will …

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March Madness 2011-NCAA Tournament Bracket in Visio
March 15, 2011 | No Comment | 16813 views
March Madness 2011-NCAA Tournament Bracket in Visio

Download your big dance tournament bracket for 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament in Visio format.

Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape
March 3, 2011 | No Comment | 16269 views
Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape

Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.

HAL 9000: a Shape Odyssey
December 29, 2010 | 4 Comments | 18430 views
HAL 9000: a Shape Odyssey

Download a HAL 9000 Visio shape. This glowing eyeball is shiny and cool looking, and can be put to many different diagramming uses!

No Flash Blue Lego Visio Shape
December 23, 2010 | 5 Comments | 23197 views
No Flash Blue Lego Visio Shape

No documentation of Apple-related products would be complete without the Blue Lego Icon.
Whether you’re a UI Designer or a Smart @ss, you will surely be able to put this Visio SmartShape to use!

Data-linking Problem with 64-Bit Visio
December 22, 2010 | 4 Comments | 28164 views
Data-linking Problem with 64-Bit Visio

I ran into a problem linking Visio shapes to Excel data the other day. If you are running 64-bit versions of Windows and Microsoft Office, you might run into the same problem.
Fortunately, the solution was …

Apple iPad Visio Shape
December 19, 2010 | 7 Comments | 68312 views
Apple iPad Visio Shape

Apple iPad?
There’s a shape for that!

Husky & Cougar Visio Logo Shapes
December 3, 2010 | 7 Comments | 22621 views
Husky & Cougar Visio Logo Shapes

Dec. 29 2010. The Huskies have weaseled their way into a bowl game, a rematch with Nebraska today.
GO DAWGS!

New Article about Validation Rules in Visio 2010
October 21, 2010 | No Comment | 65118 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 …

Seattle Seahawks Visio SmartShape
October 15, 2010 | 3 Comments | 19604 views
Seattle Seahawks Visio SmartShape

The Seattle Seahawks logo is used to illustrate how Visio SmartShape behavior can make cool graphics easy to use and infinitely more useful.

Visio Eye Chart Template
September 29, 2010 | 5 Comments | 26539 views
Visio Eye Chart Template

Eye charts can be fun when…you’re not at the Eye Doctor!
This Visio eye chart template allows you to quickly create your own eye chart to amuse your audience and get your point across!

Visio Beer Maßkrug SmartShape
September 23, 2010 | 8 Comments | 18895 views
Visio Beer Maßkrug SmartShape

Oktoberfest meets Visio with this intelligently-resizing beer stein (Maßkrug) shape. Prost!

Visio and SharePoint Article Series
September 14, 2010 | 3 Comments | 19962 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 | 3 Comments | 27312 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?

BPMN Process Modeling: A Conversation With Bruce Silver
August 18, 2010 | 2 Comments | 18841 views
BPMN Process Modeling: A Conversation With Bruce Silver

If you’re excited about the new Business Process Modeling features in Visio 2010, we’ve found an interview with BPM industry expert Bruce Silver that you’ll find interesting!

Take Control of Visio Window Arrangement with AquaSnap!
August 1, 2010 | 4 Comments | 20204 views
Take Control of Visio Window Arrangement with AquaSnap!

Read how the AquaSnap utility can be used to help you more easily arrange Visio child windows, and with greater control!

Visio in Concert!
July 22, 2010 | 17 Comments | 24493 views
Visio in Concert!

See how Visio is used to layout stage details for orchestral performances in concert halls.

Sample Chapter for Rules & Validation Book
July 21, 2010 | 2 Comments | 16144 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 | One Comment | 45757 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!

Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!
July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments | 34604 views
Add Spice to Your Visio Skills With Randomization!

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the ShapeSheet is. You have to see it for yourself.
Visio SmartShapes can be so much more than just clip-art. This is because the ShapeSheet allows shapes to  …

SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, Visio 2010 & Real Estate
July 12, 2010 | No Comment | 15200 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.

Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet
July 10, 2010 | 2 Comments | 21074 views
Stress Test: Nesting “IF” Functions in the ShapeSheet

A Visio Guy forum member asked the question: “How many nested IF statements can I stuff into a ShapeSheet formula?”
“Good question!”, I thought and went off to investigate!

Visio 2010 Flowchart Shapes Get Smarter
July 1, 2010 | 10 Comments | 33605 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 | One Comment | 20183 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 | 4 Comments | 24068 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!

Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes
June 24, 2010 | 26 Comments | 41928 views
Jump to Any Page With Visio SmartShapes

Read about an interesting ShapeSheet technique to help you navigate big documents more easily.

Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!
June 23, 2010 | 9 Comments | 25028 views
Menus to Ribbons: Find Commands in Office 2010!

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

Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes
June 17, 2010 | No Comment | 21103 views
Visio Touch Gesture UX Shapes

The frenzied launch of Apple’s sadly-named iPad really highlights how big touch-based user interfaces are these days. If you are a UX designer or are working out user interfaces, then you’ll need to include touch …

Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition
June 15, 2010 | 5 Comments | 35221 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 World Cup 2010 Bracket
June 14, 2010 | One Comment | 25918 views
Visio World Cup 2010 Bracket

The world’s biggest sporting event has just started and 32 national teams have descended upon South Africa to fight it out!
We’ve got a Visio diagram/bracket/elimination chart to help you track progress or document your picks …

Visio 2010 Ribbon Commands Mega List
June 10, 2010 | 22 Comments | 106550 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 | 64 Comments | 71525 views
Printing Options Gone Mad!

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

Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern
June 8, 2010 | 15 Comments | 32637 views
Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern

One of my customers asked me about wood-grain fill patterns for Visio.
I had thought that Visio shipped with some wood-grain custom patterns, but when I went looking, I didn’t find much.
So…