Editors Note -
Welcome to VisiNews, an ezine committed to informative topics and resources about Microsoft Visio, MapPoint, Project and Office. In this issue we are excited to anounce the release of PathViz 2.0, a drawing automation tool for scientists.
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PathViz 2.0 Released
Providing scientists with drawing automation for cellular signaling diagrams. http://www.shapesource.com/
ShapeSuite for Biology
Over 500 Visio Biology Shapes. Don't waste time
creating your own shapes, use ShapeSuite.
Visio News for End-Users
AutoCAD to Visio
Smart ClipArt download
Right Tools For the Job
Visio News for Developers...
The Visual modeling tools have moved to Visual Studio.Net 2003.
Developer Center at MSDN
Tips and Tricks...
Visio Integration with PowerPoint
In our Visio training courses people always want to know:
How can I create a Visio diagram inside my PowerPoint presentation?
In PowerPoint go to Insert > Object Choose the Create New option and seclect Microsoft Visio Drawing. Click OK
Visio opens with the Choose drawing type option. Decide if you would like to use the colour scheme from the PowerPoint presentation.
Click anywhere outside the Visio area to go back to PowerPoint.
Note: You can also insert a non-modifiable Visio drawing into PowerPoint by choosing Insert > Picture.
Working with ShapeSheet Formulas from VBA
When automating Visio, sometimes it is necessary to programatically set a formula in a shape's ShapeSheet . With some cells, like Width and Height, you can simply set the value like so:
myShape.Cells("Width").ResultIU = myValue
For other cells like Custom Properties and User Defined Cells, the above code will cause an error. That's because a typical formula in the ShapeSheet start with an equals sign ("="), so in order to set the value of the cell, you need to append the equals sign to the begining of your variable.
myShape.Cells("Prop.MyProperty").Formula = "=" & myString
So, don't forget the equals sign!