Configuring SharePoint library to store Visio documents

This post explains how one can set up a standard SharePoint document library to store Visio drawings, with option to create new drawings from a custom template (i.e. to allow your custom templates under “New” button in SharePoint). I’ve spent some time figuring this out for myself.. 🙂 Can be useful when: 1) You have a SharePoint (or Office 365 with SharePoint site, doesn’t really matter). Note that you don’t necessarily need Visio Process Repository (and thus SharePoint Enterprise). You can use normal document library as well (it will also work, just not all functionality will be available). 2) You …

New Visio book by David J Parker

Davd J. Parker’s new Visio 2013 book was recently released by PACKT Publishing: Microsoft Visio 2013  Business Process Diagramming and Validation I personally participated in the review process of this book (as a technical reviewer), and I would like to recommend the book for all Visio users and developers, who model processes with Visio, or develop their own solutions using Microsoft Visio. The book includes a lot of useful information on Visio diagram validation (check out the Rules Tool), Visio solution publishing (in particular, e.g. SharePoint 365 integration), Visio add-in development using .NET and WPF technologies, and many other interesting topics! If …

ShapeSheet Watch – now with multiselect

Here is the updated version (1.0.6). See basic info in the previous post, where the tool was introduced. Added: Now supports multi-select. You can select several shapes, and change a ShapeSheet cell for all of them at once, so you don’t need to edit it for each shape individuality. Highlight of changed values. The values which were changed since last updated are now highlighted. This allows easy visualization of changed values, thus allowing you to understand what effect has a change of one cell to others, or what cells differ between different shapes. Filters Full text search. You can search for …