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June, 2006

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    Visio 2007: Value Stream Mapping

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    Over the last several years, we have seen Lean become more and more prominent as a process improvement methodology. Although it has roots in manufacturing, it is starting to migrate to other industries like healthcare. One of the key parts of the Lean...
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    Visio 2007: Test Drive

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    I've started focusing more and more on the new features in Visio 2007 and will definitely continue to do so. For those of you who are interested but aren't quite ready to commit a machine to beta software just yet, there is a new option out there. The...
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    Visio 2007: Publish as PDF or XPS

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    As many of you know, Visio 2007 and the other Office applications will support exporting to Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification). This works out of the box in Beta 2, but will be a separate free download when the final version is released...
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    Visio 2007: PivotDiagram tips and tricks, part 1

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    Eric posted a little bit about PivotDiagrams and what you can do with them. I’d like to add a little flavor to that by giving you a little more information about how to get the most out of working with the feature. Adding a PivotDiagram to an Existing...
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    Allowing half “U” sizes in Rack Diagrams

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    In this post , I discussed some general tips on how to work with shapes with intelligent behaviors. Today, I’ll walk through the specific example of the Rack Diagram shapes and how to allow non-integer numbers to be entered for the “U” values (e.g. 1...
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    Visio 2007: Customizing Data Graphic Items

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    After spending a couple days chatting with people here at TechEd, I am amazed at how many people have already downloaded and have been playing around with Visio 2007 Beta 2. If you don’t have it yet, you can check it out here . In particular, a lot of...
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    Tricks for working with the built in Visio shapes

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    Having shapes that work intelligently is one of the most powerful aspects of Visio. A lot of the built in templates take full advantage of that and react to changes that users make to shape data or by dragging the control handles without requiring code...
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    Visio Viewer in Outlook 2007

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    A big piece of news is that the Visio Viewer will be installed by default whenever Outlook 2007 is installed. This is happening as part of a new feature in Outlook – automatic preview of attachments directly in the Outlook reading pane. Visio will be...
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    Visio in Visual Studio Tools for Office - Public Preview Availability

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    I mentioned earlier the release of VSTO for Visio Beta 1 users. Now that Beta 2 is available, I’m happy to announce that anyone can try this out. To download the CTP of VSTO “v3”, go here . Note that you need to install Visual Studio first, then Visio...
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