RE: Uses of Visio?

Subject: RE: Uses of Visio?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:02:16 -0400

OK, let's start with #1. What kind of arrow won't it let you draw
between two boxes? Perhaps I could e-mail you a Visio file that has the
kind of arrow you want. Unfortunately, I can post the file to the
list...

I usually use the UML Component (US units) stencil to diagram data flows
among software application components. I've also seen the Data Flow
Diagram Shapes (US units) stencil used for this task.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:52 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
>
> I was using 2003. They're not bugs, the program's meant to
> work that way.
>
> Could be there was a more appropriate template for generic
> drawings that my company hadn't purchased.
>
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> > Which version of Visio are you using? I've been using Visio
> 2003, and
> > I haven't experienced any of the four bugs you describe below.
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Robert Lauriston
> >> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:46 AM
> >> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >> Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
> >>
> >> 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.
>

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Uses of Visio?: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Uses of Visio?: From: Daniel Ng
Re: Uses of Visio?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Uses of Visio?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Uses of Visio?: From: Robert Lauriston

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