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Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« on: May 24, 2009, 07:41:16 AM »
I've taken the timeline milestone and interval shapes and removed the text fields that display the date. The attached zip file contains metric and US units versions for both Visio 2003 and 2007.
I've only included one milestone and interval shape as all the others are selectable from the right-click menu.
Hope this is useful for someone. Enjoy.
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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 07:03:41 AM »
updated to include an interval shape with just a plain fill colour

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 10:13:02 AM »
Now you know why Paul has five stars next to his name!

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 10:25:06 AM »
I've just realised that I haven't updated the Visio 2007 versions, job for Monday!

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 04:27:21 PM »
How did you get into the shape. I would like to be able to resize the date or remove the callout line at will.

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 08:25:43 PM »
Edit the stencil and use the Master Explorer.

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 09:59:03 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for all the help on this so far. I'm just trying now to format the interval shape to center the interval description in the middle of the interval box (vertically). Unfortunately in the Master Shape explorer I can't move that item cause it's grouped. Ungrouping seems to blow the shape up and it stops working as an interval with dates (despite regrouping). What am I doing wrong here? Is there a way to edit the position easily through the shape explorer? Hope someone can help, thanks!

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 02:00:24 AM »
Hello,

you have to select the Interval Shape and then SubSelect the text shape. It should look like in the attached picture.
Then you go to Window->ShapeSheet (don't know the exact english Menu titles, because I use german Visio).

In the ShapeSheet of the text Shape you hav to change the PinY cell from:

=GUARD(IF(User.visIsBracket,Scratch.A1,Sheet.60!Controls.Row_1.Y-Height/2*Scratch.B1)),

deleting the bold parts, to:

=GUARD(IF(User.visIsBracket,Scratch.A1,Sheet.60!Height/2))

The "Sheet.60" will most certainly be another number in your shape.

The textshape is now in the exact middle of the intervalshape, but the text seems still a little bit of center.

To correct that ,too , you have to scroll down in the ShapeSheet to the "Text Block Format" Section an change the formulas in TopMargin and BottomMargin to plain zero: =0

That shall do the trick ;-)

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But one warning: The shape will loose some of its smarts, because in y-direction the text will now longer follow the control point.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 02:05:15 AM by Jumpy »

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 03:25:04 AM »
Oh sh..., sometimes I'm thinking to complicated. Here's a slighlty shorter solution, that can work, too:

Select the Interval Shape (not the Subshape with the text) and go to the ShapeSheet (see above).

Go to the Controls section and change the Y colum from:

IF(OR(User.visIntervalType=1,User.visIntervalType=2),Height*2,Height*0.5)

to:

IF(OR(User.visIntervalType=1,User.visIntervalType=2),Height*2,Height*0.75)

That should place the text roughly in the center. Eventually use another factor between 0.5 an 1.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 04:57:43 AM by Jumpy »

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 01:59:19 PM »
I would like to use a bracket interval without dates, how do i do that

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 04:41:01 PM »
Registered just to grab the stencils. Thank you - perfect solution for my needs. ;-)

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 03:09:46 PM »
I've just realised that I haven't updated the Visio 2007 versions, job for Monday!

Did the 2007 versions ever get posted anywhere?

Thanks!

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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 07:48:32 AM »
Thank you Paul, very useful!
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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2014, 04:21:09 AM »
Uh-Oh, now I'd need a timeline milestone that can be dragged freely on the drawing sheet (i.e. outside the timeline)...

Is that possible?

Thanks heaps
Cheers David.P

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PS: Ahh, simply un-locking the shape helped :)
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 04:23:10 AM by David.P »
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Re: Timeline milestone and interval "no date" shapes
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 04:38:12 AM »
Oh no, as soon as I move the unlocked milestone like near to the timeline, it "magnetically" jumps back on it :(

Is there any way to remove that behavior as well from the milestone shape?

PS: I grouped the milestone with a line, then deleted the line from the group -- that helped :)

PPS: Moving the timeline shape freely without the grouping trick would however be even better -- but how?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 04:41:57 AM by David.P »
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