MSO Shapes and Visio

Though not directly Visio related, I have been playing with converting the MSO shapes used in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher into Visio shapes. The shapes are similar to Visio shapes and include control handles. So far I have created a Visio stencil for the shapes and have added some of the smarts into the shapes. I have been able to create Visio drawings from MSO shapes in PowerPoint and transfer some of the settings for the shapes. The fun has been getting around the MSO*mixed types. (It basically indicates that you have to go down another path to search for your information)


 


One thing I noticed is that five of the MSO shapes return the wrong shape type. They are:


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msoShapeLineCallout2

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msoShapeLineCallout1

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msoShapeLineCallout1NoBorder

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msoShapeLineCallout1AccentBar

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msoShapeLineCallout2NoBorder

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msoShapeLineCallout1AccentBar

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msoShapeLineCallout1BorderandAccentBar

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msoShapeLineCallout1

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msoShapeBalloon

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msoShapeRoundedRectangularCallout


 

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