Visio Format Code Mysteries

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”

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”

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?”

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”