Displaying extra information in Visio

Subject: Displaying extra information in Visio
From: Julie Thomas <julie -dot- cm -dot- thomas -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TechWr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:24:46 -0400

Hey Whirlers!
I'm working on a Visio diagram for a project governance methodology - I need
to show what deliverables are created during each phase of the project. I've
got that part down easy... the other information they want on this diagram
is trickier... they want to know the inputs and outputs related to each
document (ie: business case feeds into RFP, etc.) my predecessor tried to do
this using color coding - each deliverable had a different color with
corresponding arrows. You can just imagine - it looks like a plate of
spaghetti dropped on the floor. My idea is to use a call out that appears
when you hover over the deliverable box - like a screen tip, you know? So
for the moment, I've added an arrow to each end of the deliverable box, I
can use Insert->Shape Screen Tip, but I seem to remember that there's a
better way to do it. I'm not even sure what I'd call this to do a google
search, so I turn to you. Any suggestions?


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