Exploring the Visio file

I have been voluntarily supporting Visio for almost thirty years since version 1, after I found a promo version of Visio on a Windows update floppy. Before that I had been creating business diagrams by writing code to drive plotters. The first version was in assembler, the second was in COBOL. The COBOL was farContinue reading “Exploring the Visio file”

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.”

Converting from PowerPoint to Visio

Every so often I get requests about copying from PowerPoint to Visio and confusion about why it is not easy. The problem is that PowerPoint, like several of the other Office apps (Word, Excel and Publisher) have the ability to create Visio like drawings. These are not Visio drawings, just drawings that have Visio featuresContinue reading “Converting from PowerPoint to Visio”

PowerPoint 2010 Transitions

PowerPoint 2010 comes with more transitions. The following VBA code will cycle through all the slides in a slide deck and add a different transition to each slide. If there are more slides than transitions, the transitions are reused. Public Sub SetTransition() Dim Transitions() As Variant Dim trans1 As Integer Dim sld As slide Transitions()Continue reading “PowerPoint 2010 Transitions”