Text Outlines in Visio
March 1, 2015 – 8:00 pm | 2 Comments | 1070 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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User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007
January 1, 2007 | 5 Comments | 33817 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 | 4 Comments | 85324 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 | 7 Comments | 54949 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 | 16369 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 | 21297 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 | 16 Comments | 71753 views
SharePoint Planning Visio Diagrams

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

Visio Advent Calendar
December 1, 2006 | 4 Comments | 24664 views
Visio Advent Calendar

Count the days ’til Santa arrives with the Visio Advent Calendar. Devs can peek under the hood to see how the ShapeSheet makes this thing tick!

Visio and Xml Conference Resources
November 30, 2006 | 25 Comments | 22202 views
Visio and Xml Conference Resources

Get links to presentations, articles and samples that show Visio’s xml features and capabilities.

Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 | 7 Comments | 25479 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 | 35073 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 | 48728 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 | 42141 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 | 132925 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 | 33438 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 | 17416 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 | 6 Comments | 21160 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 | 51865 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 | 68374 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 | 64926 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 | 34339 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 | 32358 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 | 18 Comments | 56165 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 | 16 Comments | 46065 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 | 59516 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 | 3 Comments | 19908 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 | 36993 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 | 23 Comments | 43099 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 | 50617 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 | 56898 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 | 17732 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 | 21511 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 | 41227 views
Skewing Around With Visio & SVG

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