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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).

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>>> 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
>>>
>>
>> 



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