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Simple Cabling Shape with Length Reporting
June 6, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment | 12952 views
Simple Cabling Shape with Length Reporting

Learn how to create a simple cable shape with any arbitrary path that displays its length, even when changed or edited.

Word Cloud Area-filling Text Shape
November 25, 2015 – 12:44 pm | 7 Comments | 13928 views
Word Cloud Area-filling Text Shape

Download a clever Visio SmartShape that sizes text to fit rectangles of any dimension!

Text Outlines in Visio
March 1, 2015 – 8:00 pm | 3 Comments | 29774 views
Text Outlines in Visio

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!

Creating Custom Bullets in Visio
September 15, 2014 – 4:29 pm | 2 Comments | 33005 views
Creating Custom Bullets in Visio

A customer/fan asked me the other day how to create custom bullets in Visio using a character he’d carefully selected from the Wingdings font. He had dug his way deep into the text editing dialog, …

Visio Keep Calm Template
September 6, 2012 – 9:08 am | No Comment | 60119 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 …

Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape
March 3, 2011 – 10:41 pm | One Comment | 32148 views
Repeating Diamond Title Visio Shape

Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.

Top Twelve Text Tips
May 6, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 64 Comments | 264267 views
Top Twelve Text Tips

We’ll teach you text-handling techniques for creating top-notch Visio SmartShapes!

Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape
March 27, 2009 – 8:00 am | 9 Comments | 43280 views
Run Circles Around Your Text With the Circle-text Title SmartShape

The other day, I visited one of my favorite coffee houses in Munich: Aran. While sipping my mocha, the logo on the cup gave me the idea for a Visio SmartShape:
A title shape that automatically …

Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part I
February 23, 2009 – 12:42 pm | 3 Comments | 36846 views
Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part I

Learn how to create a bar-graph Visio shape which visually responds to data. Once you’ve built this SmartShape, we’ll then show you how to link it to external data imported from Excel!

Title Block #3: Smart Tabs, Smart Text
January 23, 2009 – 2:15 pm | 7 Comments | 57049 views
Title Block #3: Smart Tabs, Smart Text

Learn how to create Visio title block shapes with field labels and values, all neatly arranged using intelligent smart tab stops.

Visio SmartShape for Inauguration Day 2009
January 20, 2009 – 1:11 pm | 2 Comments | 16147 views
Visio SmartShape for Inauguration Day 2009

Download and learn with this Visio file and SmartShape that relate to today’s momentous US Presidential inauguration!

Make Your Text Stand Out!
October 31, 2008 – 2:23 pm | 6 Comments | 57827 views
Make Your Text Stand Out!

Make your text stand out with a ShapeSheet formula that chooses a contrasting text-color, based on the fill color of your shape.

Title Blocks #1: How to Display Existing Document Information
October 21, 2008 – 11:51 am | 34 Comments | 160562 views
Title Blocks #1: How to Display Existing Document Information

Create more intelligent title block shapes by inserting fields into the text of your Visio shapes that automatically link to information about the document! Your title blocks will be smarter, your drawings completed more quickly, and you’ll spend less time re-keying information!

Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing
April 16, 2008 – 12:30 am | 11 Comments | 77105 views
Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing

Learn some helpful techniques for importing bitmap images into Visio, then creating shapes and diagrams by tracing over them.

Lorem Ipsum – Visio IA Text Placeholder Shape
February 11, 2008 – 7:13 am | No Comment | 42046 views
Lorem Ipsum – Visio IA Text Placeholder Shape

Spruce up your Information Architecture, Storyboarding, and Wireframe designs with the Visio SmartShape that automatically repeats a text-string of your choosing. Easily test the look of your text-layout by quickly filling regions with “dummy text” blocks.

Circular Text Generator (version 2)
January 5, 2008 – 8:14 pm | 63 Comments | 119943 views
Circular Text Generator (version 2)

Download this improved version of the circular text generator and make your text go in circles.

Text to the Bottom of the Shape
November 7, 2007 – 4:07 pm | 5 Comments | 75088 views
Text to the Bottom of the Shape

Use this Visual Basic code snippet to quickly move text blocks to the bottom-center of your shapes.

Circular Text Generator (version 1)
October 18, 2007 – 5:28 pm | 36 Comments | 97533 views
Circular Text Generator (version 1)

Finally, you can add text to a circle inside of Visio! This is first version of a series of tools to help you get your Visio text out-of-line!

Circular Multi-arrows in PowerPoint
October 10, 2007 – 11:43 am | 16 Comments | 67262 views
Circular Multi-arrows in PowerPoint

Download a tool for creating circular text in Visio’s favorite Office-sibling: Microsoft PowerPoint!

Resize Text With Metafiles!
August 24, 2007 – 3:35 am | 10 Comments | 47249 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 | 28 Comments | 79096 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.

Rack Unit Dimension Line
April 1, 2007 – 11:39 pm | 22 Comments | 87997 views
Rack Unit Dimension Line

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

Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function
December 14, 2006 – 10:35 am | One Comment | 28920 views
Constraining Angle with the BOUND ShapeSheet Function

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

CD Jewel Case Template
November 1, 2006 – 3:16 am | 19 Comments | 70938 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.

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 – 8:30 pm | 84 Comments | 397126 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.