Text Outlines in Visio
March 1, 2015 – 8:00 pm | 2 Comments | 2743 views

If you’ve ever wondered how to convert text to paths or vectors in Visio, then this article is for you–although the solution might not be what you expected!

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Getting a Handle on Selecting and Subselecting Visio Shapes
October 13, 2009 | 9 Comments | 31305 views
Getting a Handle on Selecting and Subselecting Visio Shapes

Did you know that Visio allows you to select shapes inside of groups and manipulate them without ungrouping or opening new windows?
The feature is convenient and powerful, but the visual cues that tell you what …

Village of 100 People Diagrams
October 1, 2009 | 9 Comments | 39918 views
Village of 100 People Diagrams

Illustrate people-related statistics with this friendly, easy-to-understand, effective visualization template–in Visio!

Visio Guy is an MVP (Again)
October 1, 2009 | 6 Comments | 12628 views
Visio Guy is an MVP (Again)

I just got an e-mail from the Mother Ship that says I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional!

Double-headed Cross Functional Flowchart
September 28, 2009 | 28 Comments | 48747 views
Double-headed Cross Functional Flowchart

Long swimlane diagrams? This template puts headers at both ends, so you don’t forget where you are!

Harrison Clarity. Just the Videos M’am.
September 11, 2009 | No Comment | 28393 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 …

Visio Network Server Shape Icon Customization Tool
September 11, 2009 | 15 Comments | 108764 views
Visio Network Server Shape Icon Customization Tool

If you’ve ever needed to customize a Visio network server shape, then today is your day. We’ve got a tool that allows you to load custom icons into server shapes lickity-split.
The tool is easy to …

Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects
September 9, 2009 | 11 Comments | 42301 views
Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects

Learn two methods for creating sophisticated fill patterns for your Visio shapes!

Visio Spectrum Shape
September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments | 24445 views
Visio Spectrum Shape

A rainbow spectrum can really liven-up a diagram and clarify a point that you are trying to make.
Whether you are trying to illustrate a broad band of choices or options, talking about a range of …

Visio 2010 SharePoint Workflows
August 10, 2009 | 12 Comments | 50551 views
Visio 2010 SharePoint Workflows

Visio 2010 includes a new template for Microsoft SharePoint Workflows. See what they look like, and find out what’s going on behind the scenes!

Visio 2010 Master Icons Get a Facelift!
August 6, 2009 | 14 Comments | 37145 views
Visio 2010 Master Icons Get a Facelift!

The end of an age of terror is nigh!
Visio 2010 creates a live preview of your master shapes so you don’t have to fiddle and futz around. You don’t have to waste time and effort …

Visio 2010 Live Preview – Formatting & Themes
July 28, 2009 | 4 Comments | 18257 views
Visio 2010 Live Preview – Formatting & Themes

See how Visio 2010 lets you preview formatting changes LIVE! See shapes change color and text change size and font family as your mouse hovers over options!

Visio 2010 Live Preview for Layout – Cool, Smooth Animations
July 27, 2009 | No Comment | 15325 views
Visio 2010 Live Preview for Layout – Cool, Smooth Animations

See how Visio 2010 does layout by easing your shapes into new positions with smooth, creamy animation!

Top 10 Visio Things That Have Nothing To Do With Visio
July 24, 2009 | 5 Comments | 16779 views
Top 10 Visio Things That Have Nothing To Do With Visio

Visio isn’t just Visio, you know?

Why Visio Shape Smarts Makes Your Life Easier
July 22, 2009 | 2 Comments | 21284 views
Why Visio Shape Smarts Makes Your Life Easier

It’s easy to use Visio and not notice some of the things that make it a great diagramming application.
One great feature is how shapes resize–or more aptly–how parts of shapes resize. If you’ve wondered about …

Run For Your Lives! Clippy Is Back!
July 17, 2009 | 4 Comments | 20261 views
Run For Your Lives! Clippy Is Back!

Your life is hard. You work hard all day. You attend endless meetings. You sit through HR sensitivity training. Life is stressful.
Microsoft Office 2010 is coming soon; SharePoint and Visio are getting the Ribbon. Life …

What’s My Shape’s ID?
July 15, 2009 | 10 Comments | 38658 views
What’s My Shape’s ID?

Find out what Sheet.1, Sheet.27 and Sheet.362 are called.

Visio Services and SharePoint 2010
July 14, 2009 | 3 Comments | 33372 views
Visio Services and SharePoint 2010

Office 2010 betas are starting to hit customers hands (one way or another) and the buzz about Microsoft’s next big release is starting to pick up.
I just watched a video that presented an overview of …

Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!
July 13, 2009 | 9 Comments | 30688 views
Automatically Number & Connect Shapes – With Code!

Connect shapes in numerical-order at the press of a button! Then download the VBA code to see how it’s done!

Top Visio Guy Posts
July 9, 2009 | One Comment | 13088 views
Top Visio Guy Posts

Find out which articles other Visio Guy readers have been reading.

Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!
July 8, 2009 | 5 Comments | 11638 views
Don’t Read! Watch Videos of Visio MVPs Instead!

Hear what 5 of the biggest Visio Nerds that ever lived have to say about their favorite diagramming app.

Draw Tangent Lines in Visio!
July 2, 2009 | 8 Comments | 30323 views
Draw Tangent Lines in Visio!

What? Visio has a curve-to-curve tangent tool? Find out how to use it in this exciting video.

Twitter @WordCloud #Visio
June 30, 2009 | No Comment | 49288 views
Twitter @WordCloud #Visio

We want word clouds too! Here’s a first step towards getting them in Visio.

User Experience Shapes From UserFocus
June 19, 2009 | 5 Comments | 55833 views
User Experience Shapes From UserFocus

Get a cool, free Visio stencil full of people, office and document shapes for illustrating your ux research plan and process.

Send All Connectors to Back
June 17, 2009 | 3 Comments | 26124 views
Send All Connectors to Back

Stop “Shift + Clicking”. Start selecting all connectors on the page USING CODE. Then do something to them!

Rate (Your) Network Diagram
June 15, 2009 | 6 Comments | 36627 views
Rate (Your) Network Diagram

Find out how bad your network diagram sucks, or tell someone else how bad their network diagram sucks.

How to Count the Number of Items in a List
May 25, 2009 | 8 Comments | 15986 views
How to Count the Number of Items in a List

=”one;two;three;four;five” So how do you know that there are five items in that list–using ShapeSheet formulas?

VBA Class Property Generator
May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments | 18391 views
VBA Class Property Generator

Stop typing “Property Let”, “Property Get” over and over and over. Let our VBA code do it for you.

Interview With a Visio Guy
May 18, 2009 | 3 Comments | 13862 views
Interview With a Visio Guy

Watch a great video about one man’s experiences using Visio and developing visual solutions on top of Visio.

Turn It Up With the NW Airlines Volume Gauge!
May 15, 2009 | 6 Comments | 16527 views
Turn It Up With the NW Airlines Volume Gauge!

Re-live that 10-hour flight to Minneapolis. Then preserve it in your Visio docs forever with this nifty volume-control Visio SmartShape.

Data Refresh on Open
May 13, 2009 | 10 Comments | 30812 views
Data Refresh on Open

Refresh your Data each and every time you open your Visio 2007 Professional Data-Connected Diagramme

Visio Viewer for Developers
May 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | 31476 views
Visio Viewer for Developers

Use the free Visio Viewer to look at Visio files…or as a control in your own custom application.

Radial Sankey Diagrams
May 8, 2009 | 14 Comments | 47117 views
Radial Sankey Diagrams

Voice your opinion on a new idea for visualizing flows.