Line Formats

VISIO

    Sponsored Links

    Next

  • 1. Visual Studio 2005 and Visio Professional 2003 sp2
    Hi, does anyone know if there is any integration between Visual Studio 2005 and Visio Professional 2003 sp2 ? With previous versions of Visual Studio an option was added to the Project menu to reverse engineer. This does not seem to be available. Thanks for any info Hugo
  • 2. Urgent please: What save format to use
    Hi I'm very new to Visio. I am creating simple drawings out of basic shapes, lines and text. I am using Ariel 12 point bold type. What format should I save it as please? Currently I am using .png. The drawings look OK in print, but the text looks particularly blurry and indistinct both in print and on screen. This is due today, so I would appreciate speedy help Thanks Phil
  • 3. Org chart assistant position
    I've recently been upgraded to Visio 2003 (not sure what the previous version was), and my org charts are swapping around. The assistants used to show up to the right of their managers, now they appear below. Can someone tell me where the setting is to tell the org chart that all assistants should appear directly to the right?
  • 4. Recoving panes from off-desktop
    This may be a general Office-11 issue, but my ever-so-useful 'Size & Position Window' just won't appear. The appropriate toolbar button enters and leaves the 'down' state as expected, but the pane itself never appears. I generally keep all the panes open and undocked and living on various monitors, and their all happy, except Size & Position, which I don't think I've seen since upgrading from Vision 2000 to Visio 2003. I fear it's become lost and confused and is probably sitting at desktop coordinate -10000,2000000 or something like that. I'm working on a four-monitor system, and some MS controls get very confused when they sit left of zero (e.g. on a monitor left of Primary), but I don't think this is the case here. I've tried disabling three screens, changing screen resolution, etc. to try to coral it back into line, but no luck. Does anyone know where in the registry the undocked pane positions are kept? I couldn't find 'left', 'top', or anything obvious in the registry, and searching Google and MS' website was fruitless. We put a command line switch in our framework which moves all floating controls into the primary display -- comes in handy now and then; does Office have anything like this? Thanks -Matt
  • 5. Shapesheet formula syntax (V2003)
    I'm new to Visio Property Sheet use, am trying to create some compound shapes, and need to figure out the 'trick' to referencing a shape by name. I'm working with named shapes (e.g. "Titlebar" versus "sheet.<id>") for simplicity and general elegance (coder habit). Per MSDN, I should be able to use 'Name' (single quotes) in place of sheet.<id>. However, the method suggested does not work. Example: While sheet.31!width works, 'MyShape'!width generates an "error in formula"* error. I have tried numerous variations and could get none to work. Does anyone have a tested-and-known-good syntax sample for referencing a shape by name? Also, in case the ID is needed again, can the Drawing Explorer be told to display ID's? I can't seem to find a simple way to learn a shape's ID once it's been named. Thanks for any help, Matt * A tip of the hat to Microsoft for their religious adherence to the "Convey as little useful information as possible:" error message authoring philosophy. "Error in formula" is probably second only to "OLE Error" in this regard :)

Line Formats

Postby Rick Slater » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 19:25:58 GMT

All:

I use Visio 20003 for network diagrams.  The lines linking the various 
devices are color coded to represent different line rates and protocols.  We 
have introduced a new device that aggregates several optical signals, of 
various line rates/protocols into a single optical signal stream.  I would 
like to format line segments linking these devices with multiple colors or 
pattern that would suggest a composite signal.

Would appreciate any assistance you care to offer.

Thanks
Rick 



Re: Line Formats

Postby wr » Sat, 16 Sep 2006 22:50:28 GMT

Hi Rick,

you can't multicolor one single line
so you have to put two lines with different color on top of each other and 
then group them
you can use the SETF and IF formulas  for each subshape
for example:
=IF(Sheet.80!Prop.open=TRUE,SETF(GetRef(LineColor),RGB(255,104,168)),SETF(GetRef(LineColor),3))

Sheet.80 is the name of the shape that contain the optical signal whereby I 
stored the value in a custom property
Don't know much about optical signals so bear with me
The Linecolor is the cell that holds the color of the line
So, if the property Open is set to TRUE then you give the line the color 
RGB(255,104,168)) else it get the color 4, which is blue.

Hope this helps

Ren






>> All:
>>
>> I use Visio 20003 for network diagrams.  The lines linking the various 
>> devices are color coded to represent different line rates and protocols. 
>> We have introduced a new device that aggregates several optical signals, 
>> of various line rates/protocols into a single optical signal stream.  I 
>> would like to format line segments linking these devices with multiple 
>> colors or pattern that would suggest a composite signal.
>>
>> Would appreciate any assistance you care to offer.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Rick
>> 



Re: Line Formats

Postby John Marshall, MVP » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 01:17:35 GMT

Actually you can. Take a look at Line Patterns.  Any colour you assign to 
the pattern will remain unchanged and any black areas will take on the line 
colour. So if you wanted to create a series of wires that had diagonal 
stripes of various colours. You could create a pattern with a black area 
that would change each time you changed the line color. If you wanted to 
have a black area that remains blank, use an almost black (255,255,254).

John...    Visio MVP

Need stencils or ideas?  http://www.**--****.com/ 
Need VBA examples?    http://www.**--****.com/ 
Visio Wishlist        http://www.**--****.com/ 








>>> All:
>>>
>>> I use Visio 20003 for network diagrams.  The lines linking the various 
>>> devices are color coded to represent different line rates and protocols. 
>>> We have introduced a new device that aggregates several optical signals, 
>>> of various line rates/protocols into a single optical signal stream.  I 
>>> would like to format line segments linking these devices with multiple 
>>> colors or pattern that would suggest a composite signal.
>>>
>>> Would appreciate any assistance you care to offer.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Rick
>>>
>>
>> 



Similar Threads:

1.Set default line format

Looked everywhere and feeling dumber than a rock!

Can you set the default line formatting for corner rounding? I use the 
second choice in my start up package. 

I would like to set it to use this as the default when drawing a line.

Thanks in advanced!!

Jakc

2.How do you set the default line format?

I have tried to set the default format for lines in my Visio, but it does not 
work.  I opened Visio Help and found that what I was doing was correct, but 
yet it still doesn't work.  Any clues?

3.Problems with line formatting

I am trying to change the format of some Relationship connector lines in an 
ERD I've created (Database Model Diagram template). All the connector lines 
are solid, but I want some to be dotted or dashed to show that those 
relationships are contingent on other variables. I've tried the obvious way 
of doing this (right click connector line | Format | Line | change Pattern to 
dotted | Apply), but it will not change the line (it remains solid). Does 
anyone know why? Thanks!

4.how to set default line formatting

I would like to change the defualt line formatting weight and color so that 
every new diagram uses the new settings...any ideas?

Thanks, Matt

5.Visio 2003 - Does not preserve line formats on paste into Word

6. Multiple Line Formats in ShapeSheet Object

7. Visio line format lost when imported into Word

8. Dash line became solid line after saving as EMF format



Return to VISIO

 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guest