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Paul Herber

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Chemical formula shape
« on: April 04, 2012, 03:10:42 AM »
I've recently created a shape for showing chemical formulae, H2O upwards! It shows an interesting property of text format fields expanding to suit the entered data.
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Re: Chemical formula shape
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 07:01:17 AM »
Very Cool!
It's a revolution in Visio.
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Junichi Yoda
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Re: Chemical formula shape
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 09:33:37 AM »
Nice work.....just a thought

If you do this (text with subscripts et al), would you also want a text with bonding lines?

Something like O-H-O kind of thing

Maybe have both flavors in 1 or 2 stencils

Just a thought

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Re: Chemical formula shape
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 12:27:58 PM »
Something like O-H-O kind of thing
You read my mind - that will be next - but more than just text.
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Re: Chemical formula shape
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 01:20:31 PM »
BTW....if you choose to go down this slippery slope ;D   then

Mind as well think about the following (in ascending difficulty)
   - standard molecules with balls and lines
   - standard molecules with various views (since some may not be symmetric from front)
         - Iso front left top
         - Iso back right bottom
    - VBA to take a text string and create the molecule with balls and such
      (allows user to create non typical molecule pictures)

Just here to help  ;D

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Re: Chemical formula shape
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 01:59:54 PM »
 :) Thanks, Vojo and Junichi.
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