On the Road with Surface Pro 3
July 8, 2014 – 6:26 am | 12 Comments | 2161 views

In this ongoing post, I’ll relate my experiences and impressions of life with my shiny-new Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 tablet/ultrabook.

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Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 | 7 Comments | 22979 views
Polyline Shape Maker

Learn about the ShapeSheet’s POLYLINE function and PolyLineTo row type, and how they can work to make your shapes smaller and faster. Download the VBA code that will help you poly-line-ify your shapes with the click of a button!

Polygon Maker
November 24, 2006 | 5 Comments | 30582 views
Polygon Maker

Download a Visio diagram that contains VBA code to help you create polygon shapes with any number of sides.

Thinkpad Network Shape
November 24, 2006 | 19 Comments | 43723 views
Thinkpad Network Shape

Download an IBM ThinkPad network shape to give your Visio network diagrams that oh-so-special touch!

Consumer Reports Rating Shape
November 22, 2006 | 4 Comments | 39093 views
Consumer Reports Rating Shape

Download a Consumer-Reports style rating shape that you can configure via the right-click menu or vis Custom Properties. Learn about the anatomy of the shape and the smart formulas in it’s ShapeSheet. If you’re really daring, you might even turn it into a Visio 2007 Data Graphic!

Legend Shapes
November 20, 2006 | 35 Comments | 122127 views
Legend Shapes

Learn about the Visio Legend Shape’s cool capabilities, find legend-enabled shapes in Visio, and learn how to add legend-functionality to your own Visio shapes!

Visio Art Page
November 13, 2006 | No Comment | 30839 views
Visio Art Page

Introducing the Visio Guy Visio Art Page! The content here won’t help you get your job done, but it might provide an entertaining, and much-needed coffee break!

Visio 2007 General Information #1
November 10, 2006 | 4 Comments | 16168 views
Visio 2007 General Information #1

Jump to some great links about Visio 2007!

Save As Web Link Problem: Visio 2003 & IE7
November 8, 2006 | 7 Comments | 19462 views
Save As Web Link Problem: Visio 2003 & IE7

Learn about some issues and work-arounds for an export problem with Visio’s Save As Web feature in Visio 2003 as it applies to IE7.

Combo Box Table of Contents
November 8, 2006 | 15 Comments | 43531 views
Combo Box Table of Contents

Learn how to combine form-controls-on-a-page, and VBA code to generate an interactive table-of-contents for your larger, longer Visio documents.

USB Stick Shape
November 7, 2006 | 12 Comments | 63123 views
USB Stick Shape

Spruce up your Visio network diagrams by downloading this USB Memory Stick Visio network shape.

Bubble Revision Shapes
November 4, 2006 | 45 Comments | 56982 views
Bubble Revision Shapes

Learn how custom line patterns can be used to make a bubbly line pattern, perfect for denoting as-built and revisions in your technical drawings, plus download a free sample!

Visio 2007 Developer Resources
November 3, 2006 | 17 Comments | 31913 views
Visio 2007 Developer Resources

Get a jump on your next generation of Visio-based solutions by perusing these Visio 2007 developer resources!

Visio Snowflake Generator
November 2, 2006 | 4 Comments | 29009 views
Visio Snowflake Generator

After learning more-than-imaginable theory about what makes a good paper snowflake, and how you should go about it, download the VBA code that allows you to make a complete snowflake from a 1/12th wedge, custom cut by you!

CD Jewel Case Template
November 1, 2006 | 9 Comments | 50515 views
CD Jewel Case Template

Download a template for making CD jewel-case labels for your music collection and data archives. Crop-marks and other smart features make it easy for you to print and cut out your designs.

Map of Asia & Australia
October 31, 2006 | 15 Comments | 41642 views
Map of Asia & Australia

Download a map of Asia and Australia, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Visio & AutoCAD
October 26, 2006 | 10 Comments | 50256 views
Visio & AutoCAD

Visio has had functionality for working with AutoCAD for several versions. Here you can jump to articles about the trials and tribulations of working with Visio together with AutoCAD.

Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch
October 24, 2006 | 4 Comments | 16941 views
Smart Chamfer – A Corner That Doesn’t Stretch

Learn how to create a chamfer by using the Fragment feature to slice a corner off of a Visio shape. Learn how to parameterize that chamfer by adding smart formulas via the ShapeSheet!

Map of South & Central America
October 23, 2006 | 6 Comments | 23763 views
Map of South & Central America

Download a map of the South and Central America, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Spiral Shape Maker
October 19, 2006 | 19 Comments | 37637 views
Spiral Shape Maker

Download a Visio drawing that allows you to create spiral shapes with varying numbers of spirals, and check out the VBA code that makes the magic happen!

Marketing Pyramid Shapes
October 16, 2006 | 10 Comments | 44950 views
Marketing Pyramid Shapes

Download new and improved versions of Visio’s Marketing Triangle and 3-D Pyramid shapes!

Connection Point Directions & Types
October 12, 2006 | 12 Comments | 50973 views
Connection Point Directions & Types

Learn about 2D glue and connection-point directions, and download a convenient tool that helps you to specify connection-point directions by graphically manipulating helper-shapes.

Counting Geometry Sections
October 4, 2006 | 6 Comments | 15397 views
Counting Geometry Sections

Abuse the ShapeSheet by using gargantuan formulas to cleverly count geometry sections in a ShapeSheet — a feature that is “technically” not provided for by conventional thinking.

Casting Units in Visio’s ShapeSheet
October 3, 2006 | 4 Comments | 18331 views
Casting Units in Visio’s ShapeSheet

If you are developing Visio solutions for use in many cultures, you will be interested in this article’s explanation of how to control units in the ShapeSheet.

Skewing Around With Visio & SVG
September 29, 2006 | 7 Comments | 35487 views
Skewing Around With Visio & SVG

Learn how to perform some interesting tricks, like skewing, using Visio’s SVG export and import capabilities.

Map of North America
September 22, 2006 | 18 Comments | 52098 views
Map of North America

Download a map of the North America, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.

Export All Pages in Document
September 18, 2006 | 22 Comments | 40540 views
Export All Pages in Document

Learn how to programatically export all pages in a Visio document to an image file, such as .bmp, .jpg, or .bmp.

Create Visio Flowcharts Programmatically
September 13, 2006 | 40 Comments | 92694 views
Create Visio Flowcharts Programmatically

Learn how to build Visio flowcharts programatically by examining the VBA code in this article.

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 | 71 Comments | 281126 views
The Hidden World of Visio Shapes

Learn about the many different ways you can cause Visio shapes, or parts of Visio shapes to become invisible.

Map of Europe
September 3, 2006 | 23 Comments | 121043 views
Map of Europe

Download a map of the Europe, with nicely formatted and labeled shapes.