Visio lets you drill in and roll up the data to understand structure and hierarchy the way we were meant to understand it: visually!
Do you need to number shapes automatically? Do you need to connect shapes in the order that they are numbered?
If you are developing an automated, graphical solution on top of Visio, you might face these requirements. This article and accompanying download will help you to meet them.
Or if you just want tools for step-numbering and ordered connecting, you might be able to modify and extend the VBA code contained in today’s download to help you get the job done.
Visio users are excited about the data features in Visio 2007.
But as they dig deeper, more and more of them are asking this question:
Can Visio provide an automated way to refresh the attached data every time the diagram is opened, so I don’t have to remember to refresh the data myself?
I want to see the very latest version of the data every time I open the diagram.
If you need to know how Visio shapes are glued together, and how to traverse paths through a process flow diagram, then this article is for you.
You’ll learn about glue types, connector ends and order-of-connections. A beautifully formatted document, with accompanying VBA code will help you to better understand…your processes!
If you like the way you can add comments to Microsoft Excel worksheet cells, or the way you can glue Post-it sticky notes to your monitor’s bezel, then you’ll appreciate this sticky note Visio SmartShape from guest-poster David Edson!
Today’s offering has some pretty neat features, so check out the article which explains how to use the shape, and shows off its unique capabilities!
You’ll want to note that this download is more than just a static diagram! You can use it as an interactive reference, because each SmartShape contains extra information about each chemical element. And you can even right-click each element to link to the Wikipedia entry about each substance!