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Calculating with Visio - 2
« on: May 02, 2010, 02:14:49 AM »
This post was first thought to be only an answer to a question, but I think that it can be used for other purposes as well and gave it it's own post.

The shape provides a field in which you can write freely formulas referencing other shapes, without the need of opening the shapesheet.

the syntax is relatively simple to understand:
1) [shapeName] references ShapeName!prop.value
2) if you want to access a different prop, you need to write it in the shapesheet syntax ie: ShapeName!prop.RowName

It comes with 3 sub-shapes containing the name, the value and the formula.

The formula can be hidden by dragging its control under the value sub-shape.

As the controls can glue to the controls of other shapes, you can easily make calculation blocks, that show or hide the formulas.
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