Colour My World Part II

Visio does not handle rows well and lists easily in the shapesheet, you can not do basic things like sorting the rows. So I use my favourite list handling app, Excel. When I need to manage large amounts of shape data, I manage it in Excel and then use VBA to remove the old shapeContinue reading “Colour My World Part II”

Pool anyone? … or how to create a smart Visio Shape

One of the things I like about Visio are smart shapes. The trouble is that most of what is offered as Visio shapes is no more than clipart encapsulated in a Visio shape. For most purposes, that is fine, So time for some real Visio shapes. A pool table is a good candidate for aContinue reading “Pool anyone? … or how to create a smart Visio Shape”

Stand up and be counted.

Last Year I joined a number of the Canadian MVPs for a day of NDA, skill improvement and general interactions. For most of the sessions, the key word was caNaDA, so the only thing I can say about those sessions is the Microsoft has some interesting announcements coming up in the near future. Of course,Continue reading “Stand up and be counted.”

Who Messed up my bed?

One of the things I love about Visio is smart shapes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Visio shapes that are not smart. Including a number of shape collections from Microsoft that are just basic shapes. This is not the Visio team’s fault because Microsoft is a large company and not everyone really understands whatContinue reading “Who Messed up my bed?”

Visio 2016 Electrical Engineering Shapes

While researching a new PowerPoint deck on Visio 2016, I came across a supposed update to the Electrical Engineering stencil. Unfortunately, the way I learned how to draw EE shapes, long before Visio existed when I was getting my EE degree, was what was in Visio 2013. The bold lines in 2016 are distracting andContinue reading “Visio 2016 Electrical Engineering Shapes”