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Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern
June 8, 2010 – 6:46 am | 15 Comments | 52762 views
Visio Wood Grain Fill Pattern

One of my customers asked me about wood-grain fill patterns for Visio.
I had thought that Visio shipped with some wood-grain custom patterns, but when I went looking, I didn’t find much.
So…

“Follow the Money” Visio Sankey Diagram
October 26, 2009 – 6:13 pm | 11 Comments | 64383 views
“Follow the Money” Visio Sankey Diagram

See how one user used line-weight to make a sophisticated Sankey diagram in Visio!

Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects
September 9, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 12 Comments | 65865 views
Visio Tutorial: Advanced Fill Effects

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

Create Better-looking, More-efficient SmartShapes
August 9, 2008 – 2:18 am | 10 Comments | 65357 views
Create Better-looking, More-efficient SmartShapes

Learn how to add realistic effects to your Visio SmartShapes using innovative shadowing techniques and custom line patterns!

Smart LineWeight: Bigger Shape, Thicker Lines
March 29, 2008 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments | 28715 views
Smart LineWeight: Bigger Shape, Thicker Lines

Line thickness doesn’t increase or decrease with shape size. But sometimes you need it to. Find out how to make it happen, and how to apply the smarts automatically using VBA code.

Release the Power of Visio Custom Line Patterns
March 3, 2008 – 10:52 pm | 8 Comments | 88846 views
Release the Power of Visio Custom Line Patterns

Follow links to two excellent articles about creating your own Visio Custom Line Patterns, as well as download some fun patterns created just for you!

Map of Germany
March 1, 2008 – 2:28 pm | 6 Comments | 40287 views
Map of Germany

Germany has been unified since 1990. You can tear it apart again with this Visio map of Deutschland, with a distinct Visio shape for each of the 16 states.

Masking Images in Visio
July 29, 2007 – 1:42 pm | 8 Comments | 48684 views
Masking Images in Visio

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

Bubble Revision Shapes
November 4, 2006 – 12:16 pm | 57 Comments | 95455 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!