Re: Uses of Visio?

Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:46:27 -0700

When I want a simple diagram (e.g. a block diagram showing the
relationship between and data flows among components in a
client-server application), typically I've found that Visio won't let
me simply do what I want. It won't let me draw the kind of arrow I
want between two boxes, it won't make labels the size I want them to
be, when I move one object it automatically rearranges the rest
inappropriately, when I make any change to the drawing it resizes the
page size back to the default, effectively shrinking the drawing in
the linked OLE object in FrameMaker.

I end up spending so much time time working around Visio's
inappropriate behavior that it takes me more time to get the results I
want than it would with a non-"smart" drawing tool such as
Illustrator, FrameMaker's built-in tool, or earlier releases of Visio.
It reminds me a lot of Word in that regard.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:22 PM, Daniel Ng <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com> wrote:
> [Visio is] a great tool for documentation diagrams quickly. You can reuse the rich
> library of visio stencils. lots of arrow callouts, rich shapes and
> predefined business type charts, layouts, connection points, org chart
> stencils and connectors.
>
> However, its not built specifically for drawing complex, high precision
> architectural line diagrams. ...
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Uses of Visio?: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Uses of Visio?: From: Daniel Ng

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