Articles tagged with: Text
Learn how to create a simple cable shape with any arbitrary path that displays its length, even when changed or edited.
Download a clever Visio SmartShape that sizes text to fit rectangles of any dimension!
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!
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, …
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 …
Add cool titles to your documents with this repeating shape that encases text characters in individual diamonds.
We’ll teach you text-handling techniques for creating top-notch Visio SmartShapes!
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 …
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!
Learn how to create Visio title block shapes with field labels and values, all neatly arranged using intelligent smart tab stops.
Download and learn with this Visio file and SmartShape that relate to today’s momentous US Presidential inauguration!
Make your text stand out with a ShapeSheet formula that chooses a contrasting text-color, based on the fill color of your shape.
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!
Learn some helpful techniques for importing bitmap images into Visio, then creating shapes and diagrams by tracing over them.
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.
Download this improved version of the circular text generator and make your text go in circles.
Use this Visual Basic code snippet to quickly move text blocks to the bottom-center of your shapes.
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!
Download a tool for creating circular text in Visio’s favorite Office-sibling: Microsoft PowerPoint!
Learn how to create non-changing text that resizes with your Visio SmartShapes by using metafiles!
Learn how to use the ShapeSheet to make font-sizes increase and decrease with the size of your shapes.
Download a dimension line shape that displays Rack Units — the perfect addition to your network closet diagrams!
Learn how to add constraints to your Visio shapes using the ShapeSheet’s BOUND function.
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.
Learn about the many different ways you can cause Visio shapes, or parts of Visio shapes to become invisible.