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hidden_hunter

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Better Timeline Shapes!
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:23:53 AM »
Microsoft really need to clean up the timeline shapes in Visio, they're kind of buggy (especially if you try and overlay things on top of them - the timeline intervals will always force themselves to the top)

I know some of you might say use a proper scheduling program but I use visio to make timelines that don't look poor which in turn a much easier to "sell" to the business (presentation is often 50% of the battle sadly)

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Re: Better Timeline Shapes!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 10:53:42 AM »
Scheduling tool is typically the Gantt chart, but, that probably doesn't meet your visual pizazz factor.
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Re: Better Timeline Shapes!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 08:39:34 PM »
The interval shapes do like to be on top, but, that can be altered.  Place a shape you want on top, somewhere on the page.  Then, either press the key combination <cntl> + <shift> + <F> or go to the menu bar > Shape > Order > Bring to front.  This will elevate the shape to the front most position.  Now it will be on top of any interval that you've already placed.   ;)  However, any newly placed interval will take precedence over these shapes.   You'll just have to bring them or any new shape to the front.   :P  Moral of this story -- place all of the intervals 1st.   ::)

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