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Visio Discussions => Shapes & Templates => Topic started by: filoup on June 12, 2008, 09:45:03 AM

Title: Office 2007 shapes
Post by: filoup on June 12, 2008, 09:45:03 AM
I need some office 2007 icons shapes (Word, excel, outlook), does somebody know where I could find them?
Thanks
Title: Re: Office 2007 shapes
Post by: Visio Guy on June 12, 2008, 10:29:32 AM
Hi filoup,

You can import images into Visio and use them as shapes. You could create shapes from these:

(http://www.wmorein.com/blog/ico2.jpg)

Which come from this article on Bill Morein's blog: New Office and Visio icons (http://blogs.msdn.com/wmorein/archive/2006/07/12/663616.aspx). Bill's blog has lots of cool Visio-related info, by the way.

Slightly better image resolution here:
(http://www.mapilab.com/gorlach/office2007-beta2-tr.png)

If you're interested in turning the icons into a Visio 2007 Data Graphic Icon Set, then read this: Visio 2007: More on Customizing Data Graphic Items: Icon Sets (http://blogs.msdn.com/wmorein/archive/2006/07/14/665997.aspx)

Or just automate the process by using these tools:
Icon Set Builder Applet (http://visiotoolbox.com/IconSet.aspx)
Visio 2007 Icon Set Builder Web Application (http://visio.mslivelabs-int.com/)


You could also make a multi-shape out of the icons. Ie: one shape with options for choosing between all of the icons. Like this:

(http://www.visguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/multi-visio-guy.png)
Read: Visio Film Strip Shapes: Hurray for Hollywood! (http://www.visguy.com/2007/09/25/visio-film-strip-shapes-hurray-for-hollywood/) to learn how to do this.









Title: Re: Office 2007 shapes
Post by: vojo on June 12, 2008, 10:56:04 AM
http://www.iconarchive.com/category/application/sketchcons-icons-by-iconfactory.html

lots of good icons