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Help needed with Microsoft Visio

Clive Maxfield
10/27/2010 08:32 PM EDT

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Alan Perkins
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Alan Perkins   10/29/2010 8:48:36 PM
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The value of Microsoft help systems has declined continuously for about four versions. they appear to have tried to webify it but maintain structure, getting worst of both worlds in the process.

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Max The Magnificent   10/28/2010 1:48:24 PM
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The amazing thing to me is that I first went to click the "Help" button in Visio -- i did a search for "Fragment" and "Union" -- you would think that there would be some information since these are the names of two Visio commands (just something along the lines of "These commands aren't active by default ... here's what to do") -- but it came back saying "No information" ... that really is pretty pathetic ... (mutter mutter grumble grumble)

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Max The Magnificent   10/28/2010 1:46:07 PM
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Ah ... all those hours I spent slaving over a hot keyboard finally paid off :-) Again -- I really appreciate this -- Max

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Alan Perkins   10/27/2010 10:37:43 PM
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I should also point out that I deliberately went out of my way to help you because of all your support and enthusiasm for Altium and our products, vision etc. It was an interesting exercise - I tried to resolve it in bed on my iPad but the combination of trying to copy the obscure password for my login, the text from the website all proved a bit difficult in the context of multiple applications - safari and the browser inside the twitter client twitterific, so I had to go to a regular computer to finish the job.

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Alan Perkins   10/27/2010 10:34:03 PM
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No worries Max! It is a great example of the power of the Cloud - Someone tweets a question, stuck in a rut because they have banged their head too many times and so need external input, Another someone sees the tweet, googles the request with a fresh perspective, finds that someone else has had the same question before, and forwards the comment. Time for acknowledgements: I found it here - http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/addbuz/thread/5bbd1cf9-e467-43b1-b109-a0d90d8e92aa Posted by (Assume a pseudonym) John Visio MVP

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Max The Magnificent   10/27/2010 9:53:44 PM
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YES!!!! You are my hero -- I was wearing my sad face and now I'm wearing my happy face -- I owe you a lot of beers -- if you ever see me at a conference or whatever please come up and say "Hi" and we shall make a beeline for the nearest purveyor of alcoholic beverages!!!

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Alan Perkins   10/27/2010 9:38:09 PM
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Max, I don't use Visio 2010, but I found this: "Fragment is not on the Ribbon. If you go to File -- Options -- Customize Ribbons and then choose Commands Not On Ribbon from the drop down "Choose Command From". You will then see the command. You can add it to another ribbon or add the command to the QAT." I also have a feeling that you can just expose the developer tab and it will be there.

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Max The Magnificent   10/27/2010 8:49:42 PM
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Seriously, I'm running around in ever-decreasing circles shouting "Don't Panic! Any advice you can offer would be very gratefully received...

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