If you want to fill a shape, the basic rule is that you need consecutive line segments that form a closed loop. You can also go into the shapesheet and set the NoFill cell of the Geometry section to False. In this case, the numbers are the shapesheet row numbers, the green arrows show theContinue reading “Further Around the Bend”
Category Archives: Visio
Visio Shape Explorer
To be able to create the Visio Visual Section document meant, I needed to mine the information from Visio shapes. The easiest way was to let loose CellsSrc() on a series of shapes and let the code create a file of what it found. Visio is big on using enumerations, but they are not goodContinue reading “Visio Shape Explorer”
Visio Visual Sections – Update
I have added a description to each section in the Visual Sections document and added some missing details. I was able to fill in some of the blanks. A new copy is available in the Download section.
Whose my parent?
Sorry David, no pictures this time. This is a very quick post. I came across a Stack OverFlow question. The user had a shape that contained other shapes and wanted how to reference the parent shape. The posted answer…. Although there nothing like “parent”, you can use shape id directly. You need to find theContinue reading “Whose my parent?”
The map of the UK Counties is far from perfect, but I have uploaded it in case what is there is good enough. There is also UK map by David Parker I mentioned in my Canadian Map blog. Here is the Visio drawing of UK Counties.
I enjoyed embellishing the US map by states so I decided to create another one. I had considered doing one of Canada, but from personal experience, I knew some of the members of the current Visio team do not like Canadians. Though the earlier Visio team had created an add-on called Maps, the current mapContinue reading “Oh? Canada”
Earlier this month, someone asked if there was a Visio shape of the US segmented by states. The user wanted to add data to the states (Data Connectivity) and colour the states depending on that data (Data Graphics – Colour by Value). My usual recommendation is to find a suitable image in SVG format. IContinue reading “US Map”
I did not have a good spring healthwise. The worst part was not having access to a Visio machine. Thanks to the prompting from a friend, I have made it to my Visio machine to write about Visio. One thing I seem to have overlooked in my quest for being able to create Visio sectionContinue reading “List Container”
I need a break
I was programming Visio almost from the beginning. At the time it was in C. Around version 3, Visio was the first non MS product to fully implement VBA, including the macro recorder. When VBA was introduced, I was hooked. I could quickly automate Visio. Well almost, they did not trap the Break key. YouContinue reading “I need a break”
Being on Track
Railroad Tracks Recently I was asked if I had a Visio line pattern for railroad tracks. I did not, but it was not hard to create. Decades ago, I came across an AutoCAD collection of shapes for an Atlas HO train set, so it was not hard to use one of the straight track railroadContinue reading “Being on Track”