Word Cloud Area-filling Text Shape
November 25, 2015 – 12:44 pm | 7 Comments | 3745 views

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

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Rate (Your) Network Diagram
June 15, 2009 | 6 Comments | 42963 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 | 19752 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 | 6 Comments | 21673 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 | 16212 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 | 19408 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 | 37103 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 | 36203 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 | 15 Comments | 55728 views
Radial Sankey Diagrams

Voice your opinion on a new idea for visualizing flows.

Top Twelve Text Tips
May 6, 2009 | 59 Comments | 219136 views
Top Twelve Text Tips

We’ll teach you text-handling techniques for creating top-notch Visio SmartShapes!

Microsoft Office 14 Timeline
May 4, 2009 | 14 Comments | 52349 views
Microsoft Office 14 Timeline

Play with this hand-made Visio time-line and get nebulous details on Microsoft’s schedule for Office 2010 at the same time.

Happy Pi Day…Sort Of
May 1, 2009 | 10 Comments | 62600 views
Happy Pi Day…Sort Of

Shapes have geometry, geometry has circles, circles have curves. Let’s talk about all-things-round in Visio!

Get Visio 2007 Service Pack 2
April 29, 2009 | No Comment | 12835 views
Get Visio 2007 Service Pack 2

Find out which bugs they fixed, and where to download SP2 for Vis 2007.

Bonjour, Visio en Français!
April 27, 2009 | 6 Comments | 10734 views
Bonjour, Visio en Français!

Michel Laplace is a Visio MVP and just started a new Visio expert site in French. Vous le trouverez ici…

Number Your Pages Visually…Some More
April 24, 2009 | 2 Comments | 12528 views
Number Your Pages Visually…Some More

50%, 60%, 70% Get this cool progress-bar style page numbering SmartShape

Analyze Connectivity Between Process Flows
April 22, 2009 | 3 Comments | 27562 views
Analyze Connectivity Between Process Flows

Learn how VBA code can be used to detect connections between shapes and traverse paths through diagrams.

Eight Places to Watch Visio Videos
April 21, 2009 | No Comment | 48532 views
Eight Places to Watch Visio Videos

Take advantage of that fat band-width pipe you’re paying for and find out where the best on-line videos about Visio are.

Take Note With the Visio Sticky Note Shape
April 17, 2009 | 9 Comments | 42731 views
Take Note With the Visio Sticky Note Shape

Stick it to your Visio diagrams with this Post-it note SmartShape that you can show and hide at will.

Number Your Pages Visually
April 15, 2009 | 7 Comments | 61004 views
Number Your Pages Visually

Show status with dots and circles instead of numbers, silly!

Rack Server Virtualization Add-in
April 14, 2009 | 10 Comments | 76208 views
Rack Server Virtualization Add-in

Learn about a new add-in for Visio 2007 Professional from Microsoft. This Add-In will help you plan your hardware utilization by generating before- and after detailed views of your racks and servers.

Wake Up Your Audience With Who Want’s to Be a Millionaire
April 10, 2009 | 5 Comments | 27849 views
Wake Up Your Audience With Who Want’s to Be a Millionaire

Everybody knows (and loves?) the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
It has great graphics and an addictive format that you could use to add spice to your PowerPoint presentations.
And since a lot of …

Path Analysis in Visio
April 8, 2009 | 11 Comments | 55663 views
Path Analysis in Visio

Download a Visio file packed with sample VBA code that will help you understand not only connectors and connecting in Visio, but also path analysis as well!

Visio Squircles
April 2, 2009 | 4 Comments | 20243 views
Visio Squircles

Download a Visio shape that resolves the conflict between the straight and the curved, between circle and square. With the Visio Squircle, your diagrams will look modern and retro at the same time!

Get Amazing Results With Hidden Function (April Fool’s)
April 1, 2009 | 6 Comments | 14141 views
Get Amazing Results With Hidden Function (April Fool’s)

The other day, I was poking around my system, opening .dlls and .exes with Notepad to see if anything interesting popped up.
One file buried in Visio’s installation directory hit paydirt: visaflfn.dll

Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape
March 27, 2009 | 7 Comments | 35918 views
Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape

The other day, I visited one of my favorite coffee houses in Munich: Aran. While sipping my mocha, the logo on the cup gave me the idea for a Visio SmartShape:
A title shape that automatically …

Map of Ireland
March 17, 2009 | No Comment | 22082 views
Map of Ireland

Download a Visio map of Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

NCAA Final Four Interactive Visio Tournament Bracket
March 16, 2009 | 7 Comments | 35227 views
NCAA Final Four Interactive Visio Tournament Bracket

Download this interactive NCAA Final Four Visio bracket and track your favorite teams as they rise or fall in this year’s March madness!

Evaluate Shape Text With EvalText
March 10, 2009 | 16 Comments | 27062 views
Evaluate Shape Text With EvalText

Learn a ShapeSheet trick that lets you convert Visio shape text to meaningful numbers and quantities, and build a calculator that accepts free-form text as input.

DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!
February 28, 2009 | 5 Comments | 34418 views
DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!

Recently in the Visio Guy Newsgroups, user Ziorg77 submitted a wonderful Visio SmartShape of a DIP switch, where you could toggle each of the eight switches individually.
This led to a flurry of discussion, and several …

Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part III
February 25, 2009 | 5 Comments | 16791 views
Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part III

Today, we continue with the movie-trilogy theme, but concentrate on advanced tips for importing and working with multiple shapes automatically.
This is the third and final piece in our trilogy of articles on Visio data graphics …

Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part II
February 24, 2009 | No Comment | 19186 views
Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part II

Today we’re going to talk about adorning Visio shapes with data graphics, and the extreme flexibility that Visio data graphics offer.
This is slightly different than what we discussed previously in Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part I. …

Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part I
February 23, 2009 | 3 Comments | 32369 views
Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part I

Learn how to create a bar-graph Visio shape which visually responds to data. Once you’ve built this SmartShape, we’ll then show you how to link it to external data imported from Excel!

Create Clean & Tidy Visio Shapes Using Images With Transparent Backgrounds
February 17, 2009 | 14 Comments | 108311 views
Create Clean & Tidy Visio Shapes Using Images With Transparent Backgrounds

Learn how to create clean & tidy Visio shapes from .png images that you get from the web! You’ll learn how to remove background clutter from the images so that your images look more like genuine Visio shapes!