Fuzzy Shadow on Text Oddity
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Visio 2013/16 has wonderful new formatting effects. But how they modify your shapes can be a bit strange. Read about the anomalies, and how to work around the strangeness!

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Off-center Radial Fill Effect
August 30, 2007 | 18 Comments | 32400 views
Off-center Radial Fill Effect

Learn how to create an offset radial fill effect to add cool 3D effects to your Visio SmartShapes!

Interesting Blog With Cool Visio Topics
August 27, 2007 | 5 Comments | 42176 views
Interesting Blog With Cool Visio Topics

Learn about Saveen Reddy’s interesting blog, which is full of Visio and graphics-related articles!

Customized Visio HTML Export
August 24, 2007 | 10 Comments | 79806 views
Customized Visio HTML Export

Download a Visio document that lets you add “hot spot” shapes to a diagram, then export an HTML page that provides mouse-over pop-up functionality corresponding to the hot spot locations.

Resize Text With Metafiles!
August 24, 2007 | 10 Comments | 48423 views
Resize Text With Metafiles!

Learn how to create non-changing text that resizes with your Visio SmartShapes by using metafiles!

Text Resizing with ShapeSheet Formulas
August 21, 2007 | 28 Comments | 81563 views
Text Resizing with ShapeSheet Formulas

Learn how to use the ShapeSheet to make font-sizes increase and decrease with the size of your shapes.

Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes
August 16, 2007 | 6 Comments | 56505 views
Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes

Download a Visio multi-shape and a Data Graphic that help you to dress up your network diagrams by displaying Microsoft Forefront Client Security information.

Visio Conference 2007…er maybe…2008
August 13, 2007 | 4 Comments | 15588 views
Visio Conference 2007…er maybe…2008

Psssssst!!!
Rumor has it that another Visio conference is in the works!
Look here in the coming months to find out more: http://www.msvisioconference.com/

Masking Images in Visio
July 29, 2007 | 8 Comments | 49583 views
Masking Images in Visio

Learn how you can crop images in Visio with non-rectangular mask-outlines.

Book Review: Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007
July 23, 2007 | No Comment | 26014 views
Book Review: Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007

This new book about Visio 2007 contains a wealth of information for developers and power users!

3D Extruded Map of USA
July 18, 2007 | 14 Comments | 54265 views
3D Extruded Map of USA

Download an attractive 3D map of the United States, where individual state shapes can be extruded into the vertical, allowing you to create a geographical bar chart!

Map Distance Dimension Line
July 13, 2007 | 19 Comments | 74234 views
Map Distance Dimension Line

Download a dimension-line shape that can be set to match the scale of an imported background images, maps or plans. You can then accurately measure and document dimensions on the imported graphic.

Month Math
July 10, 2007 | 4 Comments | 61237 views
Month Math

If you are doing date-related calculations in Visio’s ShapeSheet, you may occasionally want to add months to dates. Read this article to find out how!

Visio Newsgroups and Discussion Boards
July 5, 2007 | 20 Comments | 36331 views
Visio Newsgroups and Discussion Boards

If you have a question about Visio, then you can post your question in a newsgroup, where experts and enthusiasts are waiting to help you out!

When 2D Glue Breaks
June 14, 2007 | 7 Comments | 22895 views
When 2D Glue Breaks

Long chains of shapes glued together with Visio’s 2D gluing capability can experience problems. The limitations are discussed in this article.

VB Visio Drawing
June 8, 2007 | 6 Comments | 40545 views
VB Visio Drawing

Download aluminum can and bottle shapes that you can customize with your own logos, and have a laugh while doing it!

Multi-Earth Shape
June 6, 2007 | 7 Comments | 47661 views
Multi-Earth Shape

Download an Earth shape that lets you choose from four views: the Americas, Europe, Australia or Asia. You can style the shape with one of four color-schemes. And for devs, there’s some VBA code for setting multiple Geometry.isHidden cells.

Sales Force Automation With Visio
June 3, 2007 | 20 Comments | 65573 views
Sales Force Automation With Visio

Play around with the venerable Candy Equipment Manufacturing demo that simulates a sales-automation scenario with Visio, and showcases SmartShape technology, database integration, MS Excel integration, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) automation code, Database Wizard applications, Custom Patterns, Layers and more!

Run VBA Code When Documents Open
May 25, 2007 | 11 Comments | 81453 views
Run VBA Code When Documents Open

Learn a better way to get VBA code to run when your documents open.

VBA Macro Security
May 17, 2007 | 29 Comments | 70435 views
VBA Macro Security

Putting Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code behind your Visio documents is convenient and powerful, but can be a security risk when mis-used. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s built-in macro security features.

Integrating Visio 2007 with Microsoft Technologies
May 11, 2007 | 3 Comments | 76873 views
Integrating Visio 2007 with Microsoft Technologies

Visimation Inc. has written some fabulous articles for MSDN about integrating Visio with Access, Excel, Active Directory, SQL Server, MOM, Exchange, Reporting Services and SharePoint.

Data Graphics Resources
May 4, 2007 | 21 Comments | 59636 views
Data Graphics Resources

Find out about resources for using, developing and customizing the exciting new Data Graphics in Visio 2007.

12 Month Data Graphic Shape (almost)
April 25, 2007 | 10 Comments | 44326 views
12 Month Data Graphic Shape (almost)

Download a 12-month bar-graph shape that you can link to data using Visio 2007’s Data Linking features.

Visio 2007 Demo Videos
April 10, 2007 | 8 Comments | 38492 views
Visio 2007 Demo Videos

Watch some instructive videos on how to use the cool new features of Visio 2007.

Rack Unit Dimension Line
April 1, 2007 | 22 Comments | 90245 views
Rack Unit Dimension Line

Download a dimension line shape that displays Rack Units — the perfect addition to your network closet diagrams!

Wave Generator Diagram
March 15, 2007 | 5 Comments | 44036 views
Wave Generator Diagram

Download, play with this diagram of an ocean wave power generation plant, and learn how to use the ShapeSheet to make shapes react to each other.

Funny Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart
February 9, 2007 | One Comment | 22472 views
Funny Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart

Have a laugh with this unfortunately-not-created-with-Visio, but humorous flowchart that helps you with your Windows Vista upgrade process.

User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007
January 1, 2007 | 5 Comments | 46190 views
User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007

Learn how to use the ShapeSheet more efficiently by defining reusable custom functions that can be called from multiple cells.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil
December 28, 2006 | 5 Comments | 104824 views
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil

View and download a free stencil full of Visio shapes for diagramming your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 projects.

Zeus ZXTM Appliance Network Stencil
December 26, 2006 | 8 Comments | 70261 views
Zeus ZXTM Appliance Network Stencil

Zeus Technology has produced some cool Visio shapes for their ZXTM appliances. Have a look!

Visio 2007 General Information #2
December 14, 2006 | One Comment | 22219 views
Visio 2007 General Information #2

Visio 2007 has just been released! Here’s some links to resources about what’s so great about the new version, and how to use the new features.

Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function
December 14, 2006 | One Comment | 29956 views
Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function

Learn how to add constraints to your Visio shapes using the ShapeSheet’s BOUND function.

SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams
December 5, 2006 | 17 Comments | 92906 views
SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams

Link to a detailed set of Visio diagrams that illustrate SharePoint models, scenarios, planning flowcharts, designs and deployment scenarios.