Word Cloud Area-filling Text Shape
November 25, 2015 – 12:44 pm | 6 Comments | 1955 views

Download a clever Visio SmartShape that sizes text to fit rectangles of any dimension!

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Visualization of Visio 2010 Templates by Edition
June 15, 2010 | 5 Comments | 39133 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 | 28587 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 | 26 Comments | 120548 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 | 70 Comments | 91234 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 | 37939 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…

Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar
June 5, 2010 | No Comment | 59652 views
Register Now for analystView Process-analysis Webinar

Are you the type that wears I Heart BPM T-shirts? Or maybe: Give me Some BPMN Lovin’ ? Or do you just like to go around improving processes, regardless of your apparel?
Note: this event is …

Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data
June 5, 2010 | One Comment | 43840 views
Using Visio 2010 Containers & Lists to Create Server Drilldowns with Excel Data

Learn about new features in Visio 2010 that will help you to build better network rack diagrams, and download code to help you automate the process!

The Best Things Come in 3’s: Visio 2010, analystView, & Easier Process Improvement
June 2, 2010 | 3 Comments | 27683 views
The Best Things Come in 3’s: Visio 2010, analystView, & Easier Process Improvement

Microsoft MVP Scott Helmers introduces you to Global360’s new analystView product and explains how it will help you to easily improve your business’ processes.

Playing with the Shape of Data
May 31, 2010 | 7 Comments | 17797 views
Playing with the Shape of Data

Are you interested in data visualization, presentation and graphical representations?
Me too!
I spent this morning playing around with various visual forms, to see how well they convey information. You might enjoy my mini-study, and like to …

World Cup 2010 Team Flags Visio Multi-shape
May 30, 2010 | 2 Comments | 30242 views
World Cup 2010 Team Flags Visio Multi-shape

It’s almost here! The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa!
Time to spruce up your Visio diagrams!

Sci-fi Movie Quotes Visualized
May 27, 2010 | 4 Comments | 20548 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.

Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes
May 14, 2010 | One Comment | 29571 views
Get Web Hex Color Values from Visio Shapes

Web designers and AI folks need to know what colors they are using. And they need to know precisely.
Bright red, Fuchsia  and Mauve just won’t do. They need exacting names like: #FF0000, #FF00FF and #E0B0FF.
Since …

Visio 2010 Premium, Pro & Standard Add-ons List
May 5, 2010 | 3 Comments | 63096 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 | 7 Comments | 29554 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.

3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape
April 22, 2010 | 6 Comments | 42073 views
3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape

This 3D beveled button shape looks good, no matter what color you make it. It comes with lots of options so that get it to look just right!

Making Bends in Visio’s Dynamic Connector
April 21, 2010 | 28 Comments | 88824 views
Making Bends in Visio’s Dynamic Connector

Learn how to add V-shaped and U-shaped bends to your Visio Dynamic connector shapes!

List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!
April 21, 2010 | 2 Comments | 23470 views
List Separators in Visio’s ShapeSheet are Crazy!

Are you developing Visio solutions that will be used across the Globe? Have you experienced strange behavior using ShapeSheet functions like INDEX, LOOKUP, SUM, RGB or others that involve lists of items?
If so, then you, …

1D Shape Handles Through the Years
March 22, 2010 | 11 Comments | 30824 views
1D Shape Handles Through the Years

Learn how to distinguish “1D” shape handles in Visio, so you can tell where a line-style shape begins and where it ends!

Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010
February 9, 2010 | 60 Comments | 90308 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 …

Sample Banking Scandal Visio Flowchart
February 5, 2010 | 2 Comments | 29209 views
Sample Banking Scandal Visio Flowchart

Download and play with this custom “info-graphic” style flowchart that I re-created from a newspaper article.

SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Visio Stencils
February 4, 2010 | 16 Comments | 93432 views
SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Visio Stencils

Browse preview images of SQL Server 2005 shapes for Microsoft Visio. Take a quick glance at all 6 stencils, 6 templates, 102 master shapes and 9 out of the 34 sample drawings available in this free download!

See New Perspectives with 3D Geometry Shapes
January 28, 2010 | 10 Comments | 68975 views
See New Perspectives with 3D Geometry Shapes

Take an up-close look at all twenty-five 3D Geometry shapes that come as part of the Visio Educational Shapes stencil set, free from Microsoft: .

Angle Shapes Help You Illustrate Geometry in Visio
January 26, 2010 | 4 Comments | 54337 views
Angle Shapes Help You Illustrate Geometry in Visio

Get a sneak peek at all the cool angle-related Visio shapes included in this free educational shapes stencil from Microsoft!

Visio 2010 Year-calendar (Jahreskalender) Template
January 20, 2010 | 7 Comments | 35929 views
Visio 2010 Year-calendar (Jahreskalender) Template

This single-sheet Viso year-calendar, or “Jahreskalendar” shows you all twelve months of the year 2010 in one compact format.

Visio 2010 Calendar Template (Premade!)
December 29, 2009 | 5 Comments | 35746 views
Visio 2010 Calendar Template (Premade!)

This pre-made calendar template has all twelve months for the year 2010 all laid out on twelve separate pages. It will save you a bunch of time and get you scheduling right away!

Faking 3D in Visio
December 10, 2009 | 13 Comments | 71442 views
Faking 3D in Visio

In this Visio Tutorial, you’ll learn how to use drawing tools to create a 3D effect of an arrow poking through a 3D plane!

Advent Calendar 2009
November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments | 32569 views
Advent Calendar 2009

This year’s fresh, new advent calendar has 25 Visio-related goodies, hidden behind doors 1 through 25!

Get the Super-smart Visio Divided Box Shape!
November 25, 2009 | 14 Comments | 41567 views
Get the Super-smart Visio Divided Box Shape!

Visio Guy reader Sim sent me a request a few months ago for a Divided Box Shape. You know, title at the top, description in the bottom portion.
I’ve built lots of variations of this shape …

Storyboard Frame Shape
November 22, 2009 | 2 Comments | 20280 views
Storyboard Frame Shape

Download a Visio frame shape that allows you to dynamically change the border thickness and move the caption.

Visio Dino-gramming with Visrassic Dinosaur Shapes (for the kids)
November 18, 2009 | 6 Comments | 19423 views
Visio Dino-gramming with Visrassic Dinosaur Shapes (for the kids)

Get these ancient Visio dinosaur shapes, and make Visio drag-and-drop fun for the whole family!

Understanding Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Pivot Diagrams
November 17, 2009 | 11 Comments | 91819 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.

Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!
November 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | 20556 views
Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!

The upcoming release of Office 2010 from Microsoft has a cool feature that helps you to remove backgrounds from images. Now you can cut yourself out of a picture and place it into your Visio diagrams, while the background details show through!