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Yacine

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Excel, the new Visio?
« on: April 29, 2012, 03:36:38 PM »
I was searching the net for a certain function in excel and stumbled over this interesting conversation.
Answer #8 caught specially my attention.
Read and enjoy...
http://www.cheresources.com/invision/topic/10120-draw-pids-in-excel/
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Re: Excel, the new Visio?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 05:32:00 AM »
Answer #8 is befuddling! He can draw in greater detail with Excel than in Visio?
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Re: Excel, the new Visio?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 07:17:07 AM »
We've all worked through the issues of things like WordArt that relied upon the 'common' drawing engine that MSO uses. The good news is that it is being brought into v2013. Another part of the story for increasing Visio's drawing capabilities are the new shapesheet sections that extend our ability to manipulate perspective. Where it doesn't bring true 3D to the product it will certainly give the more advanced users something to stay busy with for quite awhile (looking forward Yoda, Vojo, Chris, et.al.).
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Re: Excel, the new Visio?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 05:07:38 AM »
Microsoft may not bring true 3D to Visio, but JuneTheSecond and Vojo do! :)
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Re: Excel, the new Visio?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 06:44:34 AM »
The tool I use for that type of drawing is

http://www.wisedimensions.com/

The guys did a great job when they brought it up to date. They've got some good videos over here

http://www.youtube.com/user/WiseDimensions

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