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HAL2000

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Slant Font in Visio 2013
« on: July 07, 2013, 10:53:58 AM »
I recently downloaded Yoda's Slant Font and Piping Shapes... Amazing work!  The shapes are very simple and quick to use... the fonts; however, did not turn out to be as straight forward.  The first issue I would like to rule out is a Window 7 or Visio 2013 conflict.

I have posted a screen capture and a *.vsdx example.

Has anyone else experienced this problem with the same configuration?

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:38:53 PM »
I think you just need to make the text area large enough. Use the text tool for this.
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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 01:25:03 PM »
also, keep in mind that visio (at least visio 2003) uses an index to determine what fonts to use.   So if you do a drawing today and  have fonts as you like....then tomorrow browse some webpage that has a font starting with say the letter A....then 3 days from now edit the text in the original drawing, it will use the font "1 up " from the iso font you used 3 days ago (thus change the appearence as well as the text).

BTW...June's shapes are a vast repository of knowledge about how to code up shape sheets.....real ground breaking stuff!!!

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 05:26:24 PM »
Paul,  I can select the text using the text tool; however, it will not let me adjust the size of the block for either the dimension line or the call out.  I get a pop up that says "Size Text Block" but it is as if the control is disabled.  Any ideas?

Vojo,  Thanks for the warning regarding 2003.  I have used Visio only on occasion in the past; recently, I just began using 2013 and am finding out that there are many changes.  I have an interest in ISOs and Perspective Shapes... So, I definitely hope to learn quite a bit from June's work.  It is very impressive!

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 06:40:42 PM »
Hal,

Your page is scaled 1:10.

But I am very sorry these shapes do not support scales.
I made them for a simple rough sketch like a hand writing memorandum.
Please set scale 1:1.
You can draw a beautiful isometrics much faster than hand writing.
Everythig is non-scale in hand writing.
It is a kind of magic to realize them a real 3D piping.
 


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Junichi Yoda
http://june.minibird.jp/

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 06:46:36 PM »
if you want to play with iso shapes, here are a few of many I did based on June's epiphany....works on 2003 so no fancy constructs or VBA
right click and play with them

have fun

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 04:00:05 PM »
Can you save the file in .VDX format so those without Visio 2013 can try it?
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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 07:15:26 PM »
June, thanks for the guidance.  The scaling was for the title block, so for those following along or unfamiliar with 2013... Page Setup>Drawing Scale>Custom Scale 1=1, Deleted Title Block, Re-Ran setup block.  Then dropped the cube, dimensions, and note as before.  Worked like a charm... June no need to apologize... The tool works both precisely and accurately according to design.  Awesome piece of work!  I have attached a copy of the correction (ISOStencil_Font1_1to1Scale.vsd) and a copy of the pre-correctionin  (ISOStencil_Font2.vsd) per Paul's request.

Vojo, I haven't had a chance to play with what you sent... Just got home from work a bit ago.

Thank you all!

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Re: Slant Font in Visio 2013
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 09:04:21 PM »
I cant save in vfdx (company is weening us off MS office stuff....so no visio upgrade)....sorry

I would think visio 2013 would allow the opening of old stencils (I doubt they would make the world recode all the stencils out there).
but hey...its MS....so who knows.