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Choose Colors with Shape Data Fields
October 21, 2009 – 6:54 am | 19 Comments | 28821 views
Choose Colors with Shape Data Fields

Do you have shapes that contain multiple colors that you’d like to easily change?
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to specify those colors in Shape Data fields, along with other parameters for the shape?
Visio’s …

A Re-programmable Visio Multi-shape: The Configurable Stickman!
November 14, 2008 – 12:48 pm | 4 Comments | 24150 views
A Re-programmable Visio Multi-shape: The Configurable Stickman!

Learn about an exceptional Visio SmartShape: a shape that allows you to define your own Multi-shape. With the Configurable Stickman, you can define up to five different poses that can then be quickly recalled with the click of a mouse!

Center-sizing Smart Shapes
April 15, 2008 – 6:01 am | 6 Comments | 29611 views
Center-sizing Smart Shapes

Visio doesn’t have an option to resize shapes such that they remain on-center. But the free shapes in this article do!

Resize Text With Metafiles!
August 24, 2007 – 3:35 am | 9 Comments | 32732 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 – 5:50 am | 26 Comments | 46908 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.

Month Math
July 10, 2007 – 3:14 am | 4 Comments | 18299 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!

User-defined ShapeSheet Functions in Visio 2007
January 1, 2007 – 7:04 pm | 5 Comments | 31658 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.

Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function
December 14, 2006 – 10:35 am | One Comment | 19484 views
Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function

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

Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 – 7:05 am | 7 Comments | 23571 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!

Spiral Shape Maker
October 19, 2006 – 9:33 pm | 20 Comments | 38829 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!

Counting Geometry Sections
October 4, 2006 – 10:17 am | 6 Comments | 16044 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 – 11:50 pm | 4 Comments | 19134 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.