I have been trying to compile a list of the various Format codes Visio uses for information. I have created a sampler shape that shows a variety of what I have found. I have found that the documentation on Visio Format codes has gaps. These are some of mysteries into. Mystery 1. Predefined Format CodesContinue reading “Visio Format Code Mysteries”
Category Archives: Visio
Measurement in Nanoseconds
I have been exploring how Format codes are used in Visio. Recently I came across a comment on one of Visio Guy’s blogs, detect-drawing-units-in-the-shapesheet, back in April, the poster was asking about measurements in nanoseconds, something that Visio Guy had indicated Visio did not support. Actually he indicated units that Visio did support and nanosecondsContinue reading “Measurement in Nanoseconds”
Help Analyzing Shapes
I have been analyzing a Visio feature in some of the shapes implemented through the shapesheets to understand what is going on and provide guidance for anyone who wants to implement the feature on other shapes. (Sorry Dave no pictures.) The feature involve the User and Shape Data sections, some lists, lookups and nested IFs.Continue reading “Help Analyzing Shapes”
Does Visio have a Y2K Problem?
In the last blog I mentioned the joys of Y2K, it seems Visio has a Y2K problem, but there is no rush to tell them, it will not reoccur until Jan 1, 3000. I have updated the sample table to include these examples. The Y2K bug? if you look at Times_Minutes, m supresses leading zeroesContinue reading “Does Visio have a Y2K Problem?”
Format Code Sampler
I have been exploring Format Codes in Visio and have created a download to make a Visio Format Code Sampler. The files are in Downloads.. This is a first draft and I will be updating it. I just wanted to get it out the door. 😉
Excel Laundry Tip for Visio
After exploring the Visio Format codes I found the documentation lacking so I decided to create a Format Code Sample shape. It is basically a rectangle with a few hundred User cells that show examples of Format Codes. Most of the codes are obvious, but some require explanation. In addition to the shape, I willContinue reading “Excel Laundry Tip for Visio”
Within Visio there are several data types and you can format data based on several Format codes. Fixed List, Variable List amd Boolean do not have special Format codes. (or do they?) The Formats for the various Data Types are: With a little exploring I came up with the following table of data format codes.Continue reading “Format Codes”
Scale in a Title Block
I was working on creating a blog about Title Blocks, but I got sidetracked on creating a Size Block element for the Title Block. As with most blogs I started with a little research and came across these two blogs from some Visio experts. https://bvisual.net/2017/07/10/the-different-drawing-scale-shapes-in-visio/ http://www.visguy.com/2017/11/19/detect-drawing-units-in-the-shapesheet/ So it seemed obvious that I needed to doContinue reading “Scale in a Title Block”
Is it Metric?
I am working on a blog post about Title Blocks and doing some research on adding a Scale value to a Visio text block and came across an interesting post by the shape miester Visio Guy (AKA Chris) (my usual research method is to review blogs by the Visio MVPs) Detect-drawing-units-in-the-shapesheet In the comments, oneContinue reading “Is it Metric?”
Visio sees the Lite!
I have been waiting for a lite version of Visio since version 3, Before that there was a demo version, so people could give Visio a try. Actually, the reason I have been hooked on Visio since Visio 1 and have been volunteering in the Visio community for the past three decades was that demo.Continue reading “Visio sees the Lite!”