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Visio Keep Calm Template
September 6, 2012 – 9:08 am | No Comment | 24483 views
Visio Keep Calm Template

You might have seen this poster around town, on the internet, or decorating a colleague’s belly. More likely you’ve seen a humorous variation–it seems to have developed into quite the meme as of late.
Maybe you …

Visio SmartFace
April 7, 2011 – 12:56 pm | One Comment | 12764 views
Visio SmartFace

Show the full range of human emotion with just a few clicks of this Visio “smart face” SmartShape!

3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape
April 22, 2010 – 10:12 pm | 5 Comments | 24954 views
3D Beveled Button Visio Smart Shape

This 3D beveled button shape looks good, no matter what color you make it. It comes with lots of options so that get it to look just right!

Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010
February 9, 2010 – 8:46 am | 41 Comments | 44103 views
Text Along a Connector’s Path in Microsoft Visio 2010

A feature lacking in Visio, like for-EVER, is the ability to align text along a connector’s path.
Now, Visio 2010′s new ShapeSheet functions and capabilities finally deliver.
Today we’ll show-off the cool new connector that I’ve developed …

Automatic Chevron Process Shape
August 4, 2009 – 5:07 pm | 39 Comments | 51682 views
Automatic Chevron Process Shape

If you need a Visio shape that allows you to quickly create a chain of “chevron” arrows for your management presentations, then you have come to the right place! Our Visio SmartShape is jammed full of smart behaviors that save you a ton of time!

DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!
February 28, 2009 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments | 21260 views
DIP Switch Shapes Gone Wild!

Recently in the Visio Guy Newsgroups, user Ziorg77 submitted a wonderful Visio SmartShape of a DIP switch, where you could toggle each of the eight switches individually.
This led to a flurry of discussion, and several …

Super Mask Visio Clipping Shape
November 28, 2008 – 4:39 pm | 11 Comments | 23274 views
Super Mask Visio Clipping Shape

Download a Visio SmartShape that allows you to mask/clip your drawings and diagrams. You can temporarily highlight just a particular portion of the drawing without being distracted by the rest of the details.

Visio Multi-shapes
November 10, 2008 – 1:08 am | One Comment | 48541 views
Visio Multi-shapes

Learn about Visio Multi-shapes, where to find them, how to use them, and how they can save you time!

Center-sizing Smart Shapes
April 15, 2008 – 6:01 am | 6 Comments | 27595 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!

How Many Fill Colors Can You Put on a Visio Shape?
March 4, 2008 – 5:15 pm | 13 Comments | 37681 views
How Many Fill Colors Can You Put on a Visio Shape?

Learn how to apply four colors to a single shape, make use of advanced gradient and transparency techniques, and download a shape that does it all!

Visio Bingo Template
January 23, 2008 – 10:05 pm | 3 Comments | 35612 views
Visio Bingo Template

Download a Visio Bingo Template that you can fill with random numbers at the click of your mouse!

SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees
December 3, 2007 – 8:51 pm | 11 Comments | 28972 views
SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees

Learn how to create interesting visual effects while uncovering the capabilities of Visio’s ShapeSheet and the Smart Shapes it enables you to create. This article shows you how to create a wintry scene with Smart Trees that fade into the distance as you reduce their size.

Oblique Connectors For Your 3D Diagrams
October 29, 2007 – 6:53 pm | 38 Comments | 74493 views
Oblique Connectors For Your 3D Diagrams

Get a configurable, oblique connector shape that makes attractive, 3D-looking connections to your 3D-looking network shapes, or other isometric drawings!

Logitech VX Revolution Mouse Shape
October 23, 2007 – 9:08 pm | 2 Comments | 20201 views
Logitech VX Revolution Mouse Shape

The Logitech VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks gets transformed into another over-drawn, yet attractive looking network hardware shape from Visio Guy!

Visio Film Strip Shapes: Hurray for Hollywood!
September 25, 2007 – 9:28 am | 4 Comments | 30129 views
Visio Film Strip Shapes: Hurray for Hollywood!

Learn how to take a strip of icons and turn it into a Visio multi-shape. Your new “Film Strip Shape” will react to right-mouse clicks or shape data values to show one of the icons. You’ll also learn how to convert these shapes into Icon Sets for use with Visio 2007′s Data Graphics feature!

Customized Visio HTML Export
August 24, 2007 – 12:33 pm | 9 Comments | 53710 views
Customized Visio HTML Export

Download a Visio document that lets you add “hot spot” shapes to a diagram, then export an HTML page that provides mouse-over pop-up functionality corresponding to the hot spot locations.

Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes
August 16, 2007 – 1:59 pm | 5 Comments | 40145 views
Forefront Icons and Data Graphic Shapes

Download a Visio multi-shape and a Data Graphic that help you to dress up your network diagrams by displaying Microsoft Forefront Client Security information.

3D Extruded Map of USA
July 18, 2007 – 3:14 am | 13 Comments | 36391 views
3D Extruded Map of USA

Download an attractive 3D map of the United States, where individual state shapes can be extruded into the vertical, allowing you to create a geographical bar chart!

Multi-Earth Shape
June 6, 2007 – 3:14 am | 7 Comments | 29323 views
Multi-Earth Shape

Download an Earth shape that lets you choose from four views: the Americas, Europe, Australia or Asia. You can style the shape with one of four color-schemes. And for devs, there’s some VBA code for setting multiple Geometry.isHidden cells.

Rack Unit Dimension Line
April 1, 2007 – 11:39 pm | 20 Comments | 57310 views
Rack Unit Dimension Line

Download a dimension line shape that displays Rack Units — the perfect addition to your network closet diagrams!

Audio Visual Components Shapes
December 15, 2006 – 7:08 am | 15 Comments | 107261 views
Audio Visual Components Shapes

Download a Visio stencil full of cool av connector- and terminal-shapes for creating audio-visual patch panels.

Visio Advent Calendar
December 1, 2006 – 8:55 pm | 4 Comments | 21381 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!

Consumer Reports Rating Shape
November 22, 2006 – 7:00 am | 4 Comments | 37648 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!

Circular Multi-arrows
October 9, 2006 – 10:32 am | 87 Comments | 132946 views
Circular Multi-arrows

Download improved versions of Visio’s Circular Multi-arrow shape, that allow for up to 20 sub-arrows, and offer some neat coloration features.

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 – 8:30 pm | 71 Comments | 219947 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.