SmartArt Graphic Index Numbers in Word 2010

The table in this post lists the layouts available in Word 2010 for SmartArt Graphics. You can insert a SmartArt Graphic that uses one of these layouts in the Word user interface (UI) by clicking SmartArt on the Insert tab, which opens the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box. You can then choose a graphic…


Insert database query results as a table programmatically in Word 2010

An astute user recently pointed out that buried on the Customize Ribbon tab of the Word Options dialog box is an otherwise hidden command, Insert Database, that lets you create a table in a Word document and populate that table with the results of a database query: You can do all this by making a…


Passing the correct units to Visio VBA methods

[Revised, thanks to suggestions from Eric Schmidt!] Certain methods in the Visio VBA object model take parameters that specify screen positions, typically for dropping new shapes or positioning existing ones. For example, the Page.DrawLine method takes four Double parameters-xBegin, yBegin, xEnd, and yEnd-that specify the x-axis and y–axis page coordinates of the beginning and end…

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Use the Page.DropCallout method to add callouts to shapes programmatically in Visio 2010

[Note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that highlight some of the new members of the Visio 2010 VBA object model.] In the first post in this series, I talked about the Page.DropConnected method. In the second post, I featured the Page.LayoutChangeDirection method, which is another new method on the Page…


New Features of Interest to Developers in Visio 2010

If you’re a Visio solution developer, you’ll find several new features in the Visio 2010 Beta to interest you and to enhance your ability to create great Visio solutions. Among these features are the following:   ·         The ribbon component of the Office Fluent user interface—“the ribbon,” for short, which gives Visio a new user…