The introduction of Internet Explorer 10 has an impact on Visio’s Save As Web output when you specify VML as the primary output format. In this post, I’m going to look at what’s changed and how you can work around the problem.
A newsgroup question came up a little while ago about how to automate Visio’s Save As Web function and as this is an area that I’m quite keen on, I thought I’d write a quick post about it. I’m really just going to cover what’s available in the help files but hopefully it will prove useful just reading from a different perspective.
There was a recent question in the newsgroups asking how you could print the correct drawing frame in Visio’s Save As Web output. David Parker suggested including a PDF file in the process and creating a link to it, so I thought I’d look at one way of achieving this.
Ok, hands up – I’ve only recently realised that the URL parameters functionality in Visio Save As Web output work on straight .html pages and not just server based platforms such as ASP.NET.
I’d tried this some time ago on a local machine (using the file:// URL schema) and had assumed, incorrectly, that as URL parameters weren’t recognised that this would be the same when hosted (via http://). This is not the case and so I thought I’d try and set the record straight by reviewing how to use this handy part of the Save As Web addon…
I've recently been involved in a WPF based project that utilises Microsoft Virtual Earth and I thought it would make an interesting exercise to combine this with Visio's Save As Web output.
I've uploaded a live demo over here that shows how clicking a shape, containing a latitude and longitude string, can update a Virtual Earth map embedded in the toolbar panel on the left hand side.
I'm not going to go into lots of detail about how to use Virtual Earth as the main purpose of this post is to demonstrate how to connect it to Visio web output, but if you want to find out more then here are a few links to get you going:
A recent question in the newsgroups has set me looking at the way in which Visio's Save as Web addon handles hyperlink tooltips.
The original poster pointed out that in the 2002 version a hyperlink's description text was displayed as the user 'moused-over' a given shape, but that in 2003 and 2007 version the tooltip displays a standard message ('Click to follow hyperlink.') irrespective of the underlying link...