Microsoft Visio Stuff
By: Geetesh Bajaj
February 25th 2009
This section of the site will explore stuff on Microsoft Visio from a design angle rather than a developer perspective.
As of now, here is a listing of Visio related content available:
Visio Stencils in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel -- Visio stencils are prebuilt shapes that function as building blocks in creating Visio diagrams. By default, Visio includes an amazing amount of shapes in its library and it is quite normal for users of other Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to access Visio for these shapes. Learn more here.
Exporting Graphics from Visio looks at the easiest ways to export graphics from Visio to various applications.
Visio and Expression -- In this tutorial, we'll start with a simple Visio diagram. We'll take it to Expression and use that program's natural media strokes to give an organic look to the Visio diagrams. Such organic diagrams look different that your usual perfectly angled Visio output - and can add impact within your next PowerPoint presentation or Word document.
Visio and PowerPoint -- Take a closer look at using Visio content within PowerPoint, specifically using Visio 2002/03 and PowerPoint 2002/03 although most of the ideas should work with version 2000 products as well.
Visio and Word -- It's easy to bring in your Visio content into Word - depending upon what you want to import, you can choose a procedure that suits you best. While I'm using Word for these examples, the same techniques can be used to insert Visio content in Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint as well.