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Shapesheeet basics
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:52:08 PM »
I've just discovered Shapesheets and would like to find out if there's a good tutorial online.  I have a few specifics problems and questions, and the posts on this forum seem more advanced, so I'd appreciate any answers people could give.

First, I'd like to create a customized shapesheet, so I inserted a row ("user.row_7") and tried to insert " User.msvStructureType" in the User-defined Cells column, but it was rejected.

I also want to change the default font size, background color and font color.  Could someone identify which fields those are?  And where can I find a style guide to all the numbers?

Finally, can I create both a header AND a footer?  I want to have two fields for separate data for each container.

Many thanks.


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Re: Shapesheeet basics
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 03:59:43 PM »

Basically, a shapesheet is shape oriented.  (Although, a page can have a shapesheet.)  Which version of Visio, as the newer versions, V2010 and V2013, have added features.  The shapesheet does not accept program code directly.  It has a specific defined list of formulas that work. 
For a description of shapesheet:  V2007,
For V2010, you might give this a go:
For V2013, there's this

As far as setting default font, background, etc, that's not a shapesheet function.  That's usually down by creating a template.  Google Visio template.  Basically, it's a Visio file with .vst suffix.

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Re: Shapesheeet basics
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 08:29:05 PM »
still the best on-line documentation about the visio model



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Re: Shapesheeet basics
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 09:28:29 AM »
and adding to the list if it helps:

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