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wapperdude

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Smart Callout Re-visited
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:08:06 PM »
I've re-worked the smart callout previously found on this post:  Rectangular Callout: smart and flexible!; http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1472.msg6242#msg6242

The right click menu drives everything.  There are now 6 selectable shapes.  Three are generic:  rectangle, oval, triangle, and 3 are specific:  square, circle, equilateral triangle.

While this shape was intended to be a callout, if you set the number of connectors to zero, you get some basic, fundamental shapes as well. 

Enjoy!
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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
On V2007 very weird things happen with the geometry section. You can try them all until you reach the circle option. It gets drawn as an oval instead of a circle. Then all the other shapes don't work anymore.
Wouldn't a group shape be easier to handle?

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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 01:43:10 PM »
This was developed on V2007.  I did notice some weird things early on, but had them corrected.  Then I tested and re-tested.  Everything worked.  Will take another look.  Shouldn't be anything weird.

Thanks for finding that.

Watch for an update.

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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 02:12:11 PM »
Looks like there may have been a bad shape on the document stencil.

Anyway, cleaned out the document stencil.  Re-did the drawing from fresh placements.  Tested each shape.  Duplicated shapes and re-tested.  Tried various combinations and sequences of combinations. 

Thanks again for spotting the problem.  :D

Hopefully, this version is clean!!!   >:(

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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 05:39:16 PM »
Absolutely perfect now. Never seen a better callout ;)
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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 07:32:00 PM »
 8)  Thanks.   ;D
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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 04:13:56 PM »
Thanks!

Just an idea:
In Visio 2010, there is a "FlyoutChild" which could allow to make menu more compact (e.g. to make "One", "Two", "Three" into a sub-menu)

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Re: Smart Callout Re-visited
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 12:28:44 AM »
I don't do V2010.   :o 

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