When dropping a border or title shape on a page, it automatically stretches to fit the page, but if you look at the shapesheet for the dropped shape, Width and Height are fixed. How do they do that? The trick is that the shape on the stencil has an EventDrop cell that tells Visio to set the values of Width, Height, PinX and PinY to fixed values when the shape is dropped on a page. It also tells Visio to clear the EventDrop cell so the process can not be repeated by the copy. You can find samples of these shapes … Continue reading How do Borders and Title shapes stretch to fit the page?
To create a circular arc in a shapesheet’s Geometry section, requires the specification of where the arc ends and a cell called “A” that holds the measurement of how much the arc differs from a straight line between the end points of the arc. The deflection indicates how much the arc bows. It is possible to fragment a circular shape to get an idea of a value of “A”, but it is a value not a formula. So what is a formula to describe the content of the “A” cell? To determine a formula, you need to revisit your grade … Continue reading The Bowness of a Circular Arc