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Color Coding Shapes in Visio 2003, please help.

by Tony.valcarcel / March 5, 2009 2:18 AM PST

I am trying to color code shapes on a visio 2003 organization chart based on their custom properties. Basically I have a custom property for every shape called "Reaction" which is either valued at "1" or "0" if the custom property is "1" the shape is red, if the custom property is "0" the shape is green. Again this is visio 2003...any help?

I figured out how to do this in Visio 2007 but apparently I need to learn how to accomplish the same thing in Visio 2003 and I can't find a source.

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Maybe it's an ADD IN to V 2003? (link only)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 2:27 AM PST
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RE: Maybe it's an ADD in V 2003
by Tony.valcarcel / March 5, 2009 2:40 AM PST

I've seen that page before but it looks like this isn't for org charts but for network diagrams...i can't find the color by value add on in my toolbar when using an org chart...have you actually gotten this to work? If you have you're my new best friend Happy

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 2:43 AM PST

I'm not on my machine with Visio 2003. But addins like that do apply to other chart types. I'd try that addin and give it a shot as I won't see my machine with Visio 2003 until next week or so.

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by Tony.valcarcel / March 5, 2009 2:47 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

Thanks man will do...last question...i can't find that path in my add i have to download it from somewhere (the addon that is)

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Sorry again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 2:54 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks!

You'll have to get by till next week as I can't look at my machine to see if addons are in some menu or dialog box. But I'd install that one from the link above and try again.

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Did anything ever come of this?
by hkjunkie / November 12, 2009 9:54 AM PST

I've got the same problem. Microsoft's Visio2003 page says you can color code by using the Tools -> Add-Ons -> Builder add-on.

Well my installed Visio2003 does NOT have a Builder add-on so I cannot get to whatever feature the Microsoft web page is suggesting I use. Pretty crap.

Do I need to write my own VB code to have visio do this via a macro call?

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