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What's New in the ShapeSheet for Microsoft Visio 2002

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Microsoft Corporation

March 2001

Applies to:
     Microsoft Visio Standard 2002
     Microsoft Visio Professional 2002

Summary: This article describes the new cells in the Microsoft Visio 2002 ShapeSheet spreadsheet. (2 printed pages)

Introduction

Take advantage of the new Microsoft® Visio® 2002 ShapeSheet® cells when you set more concise glue behavior, flip shapes during placement for solutions using fixed glue, specify that connectors be smooth curves, and add transparency to any color attribute (line, fill, shadow, and so on). The new ShapeSheet cells are described in the following table.

New Cells

The following new cells have been added to Microsoft Visio 2002.

New cellSectionDescription
ConLineRouteExtShape LayoutDetermines the appearance of a connector.
FillBkgndTransFill FormatDetermines the transparency level for the background (fill) color of the shape's fill pattern.
FillForegndTransFill FormatDetermines the transparency level for the foreground (fill) color of the shape's fill pattern.
LineColorTransLine FormatDetermines the transparency level of a shape's line color.
LineRouteExtPage LayoutDetermines the default appearance for all connectors on a drawing page.
PlaceFlipPage LayoutDetermines how placeable shapes flip and/or rotate on a page when you use the Lay Out Shapes command.
ShapePlaceFlipShape LayoutDetermines how a placeable shape flips and/or rotates on the page when you are laying out shapes using the Lay Out Shapes command.
ShdwBkgndTransFill FormatDetermines the transparency level for the color used for the background (fill) of the shape's drop shadow fill pattern.
ShdwForegndTransFill FormatDetermines the transparency level for the color used for the foreground (stroke) of the shape's drop shadow fill pattern.
TextBkgndTransText Block FormatDetermines the transparency level for the background color of the shape's text block.
TransparencyCharactersDetermines the transparency level for a range of a shape's text color.
TransparencyLayersDetermines the transparency level for a layer color.

For More Information

To learn more about Microsoft Visio 2002, see the following articles:

What's New for Developers in Microsoft Visio 2002

What's New in Automation for Microsoft Visio 2002

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