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 10:20:20 -0700

That was my point exactly. When you need to whip out a small, one-off,
ad-hoc drawing, Visio can be relatively frustrating. If you're
creating and maintaining a large, complex drawing of a type for which
you have a stencil, it can save you a lot of time in the long run.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> Regarding appearance things like the size and shape of arrows and the
> font and size of text, you can define styles (like pgf and char styles)
> for any of them. Those can live in a template. You can modify the styles
> in an existing template. These aren't things you should fight with on a
> case-by-case, ad hoc fashion.
> Regarding things moving, resizing, etc., I think you're trying to use
> Visio as just another vector drawing tool, and that's not what it is.
> The Shapes in Visio are "intelligent" objects with properties and
> behaviors. You can change those (individually or globally), but it's
> frustrating and counter-productive to fight them. ...

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