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Choose Colors with Shape Data Fields
October 21, 2009 – 6:54 am | 17 Comments | 22643 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 …

Visio Squircles
April 2, 2009 – 5:00 am | 4 Comments | 14132 views
Visio Squircles

Download a Visio shape that resolves the conflict between the straight and the curved, between circle and square. With the Visio Squircle, your diagrams will look modern and retro at the same time!

A Re-programmable Visio Multi-shape: The Configurable Stickman!
November 14, 2008 – 12:48 pm | 3 Comments | 22144 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!

Make Your Text Stand Out!
October 31, 2008 – 2:23 pm | 4 Comments | 22016 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.

Punish Your Users with (not so) SmartShapes That Misbehave
June 14, 2008 – 4:37 pm | 5 Comments | 13110 views
Punish Your Users with (not so) SmartShapes That Misbehave

Learn how to add smarts to your Visio SmartShapes–and have fun doing it–by looking at mischievous examples of badly behaved, not-so-smart shapes!

SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees
December 3, 2007 – 8:51 pm | 11 Comments | 28923 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.

Visio Film Strip Shapes: Hurray for Hollywood!
September 25, 2007 – 9:28 am | 4 Comments | 30064 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!