visio-to-go

June 3, 2008
  1. Exporting Visio document for XML compatible software: XPS format
  2. Callout and annotation stencils in File > Shapes > Visio Extras
  3. Pan and Zoom window for having overview and detail simultaneously
  4. Drawing Explorer: all objects in hierarchical order
  5. Document stencil: all used elements in a dynamic stencil (can be
    converted to customised stencil ?)
  6. tabloid size: 11 x 17 inches
  7. Header and footer either as feature (i.e. appears on every page) or
    as part of background page (if tiled, appears only on the first slide)
  8. Printing gridlines is possible (print dialog box?)
  9. Tiling: Print dialog > Fit to x sheets
  10. Shapes
    1. Do not print shape: Select shape > rightclick > Format and
      Behavior
    2. one-dimensional shapes: x: start point ; +: end point
    3. two-dimensional shape: Handles, Points and Vertices
    4. Search for shapes – dialog box
    5. All Boolean operators for creating customised shapes
    6. Arc tool: less circular shapes – Pencil tool: true circular shapes
    7. Adding a vertex to a shape: Pencil tool & Ctrl click
    8. Rotating shapes: dragging rotation handle (green circle on top of
      the shape)
    9. Creating master shapes with tooltip p.274
    10. Adding shape to custom stencil: Ctrl click > add to My Shapes
  11. Layers
    1. Assigning shapes to a layer
    2. Activating layers
  12. Rotating pages (!): Ctrl & mouse hold over any corner of the page
  13. Connecting shapes
    1. Adding/Deleting connection points: Select shape > clsck
      drop-down-arrow of connector tool; choose connection point >
      Ctrl-click where you want to add/delete connector point and
      choose add/delete
    2. Static glue: connector points remain connected, irrelevant of the
      shape’s position – connect to connector point
    3. Dynamic glue: connections between shapes remain, but connection
      points might change depending on shape’s position – connect to
      area inside shape
    4. Line jumps:
      1. General settings: File > Page Setup > Layout and Routing
      2. Case by Case: Layout and routing toolbar
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