Visio 2003 - Using Org Chart Template - Connectors Disappear


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Lionel B. Dyck

Using Visio 2003 - with the Org Chart template and symbols

I have added a number of manager and boxes in several layers. After a certain
point when I add a new connector another one will disappear.

Any suggestions?

tia
 
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Barb Way

The Organization Chart template shapes interact with the solution to behave
in certain ways. One of the rules is that a subsidiary shape can have only
one superior shape. In other words, a position can report to only one
manager. So if you create a new connection from a subsidiary position to a
new 'manager', you will erase the old connection.

Visio 2007 has the concept of a dotted line report, but this was not
available in Visio 2003.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
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Using Visio 2003 - with the Org Chart template and symbols

I have added a number of manager and boxes in several layers. After a
certain
point when I add a new connector another one will disappear.

Any suggestions?

tia
 
L

Lionel B. Dyck

Barb said:
The Organization Chart template shapes interact with the solution to behave
in certain ways. One of the rules is that a subsidiary shape can have only
one superior shape. In other words, a position can report to only one
manager. So if you create a new connection from a subsidiary position to a
new 'manager', you will erase the old connection.

Visio 2007 has the concept of a dotted line report, but this was not
available in Visio 2003.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------

Using Visio 2003 - with the Org Chart template and symbols

I have added a number of manager and boxes in several layers. After a
certain
point when I add a new connector another one will disappear.

Any suggestions?

tia
Thank you - I just started to use regular boxes and links and it all works fine now.

What I was trying to do was to document the flow of my website and couldn't find
a template that worked for that.
 
B

Barb Way

If you have the Visio Pro version you can also use the Conceptual Web Site
template. It's found in Visio 2007 under the Software and Database
category, and in Visio 2003 under the Web Diagram category.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------


Barb said:
The Organization Chart template shapes interact with the solution to behave
in certain ways. One of the rules is that a subsidiary shape can have only
one superior shape. In other words, a position can report to only one
manager. So if you create a new connection from a subsidiary position to a
new 'manager', you will erase the old connection.

Visio 2007 has the concept of a dotted line report, but this was not
available in Visio 2003.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------

Using Visio 2003 - with the Org Chart template and symbols

I have added a number of manager and boxes in several layers. After a
certain
point when I add a new connector another one will disappear.

Any suggestions?

tia
Thank you - I just started to use regular boxes and links and it all works
fine now.

What I was trying to do was to document the flow of my website and couldn't
find
a template that worked for that.
 
L

Lionel B. Dyck

Barb said:
If you have the Visio Pro version you can also use the Conceptual Web Site
template. It's found in Visio 2007 under the Software and Database
category, and in Visio 2003 under the Web Diagram category.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------
Thanks - I'll check when I get to the office on Monday. I don't recall which
version (somehow doubt it is pro but know is it 2003).
 
L

Lionel B. Dyck

Barb said:
If you have the Visio Pro version you can also use the Conceptual Web Site
template. It's found in Visio 2007 under the Software and Database
category, and in Visio 2003 under the Web Diagram category.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------
I checked at work today and I have Visio 2003 - no Pro (that I can tell).

Are there any other options for me?

TIA
 
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Barb Way

If you have Visio 2003 Standard, then no - there is no way to get the
additional mapping solution. It is included only in the Professional
versions of Visio. This reference list is for Visio 2007, but the same
types of solutions were in each version in 2003 as well:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/FX101757911033.aspx

Also, if you would like to play with 2007 on the web, you can do so without
installing anything over your current version of Visio. The online 'Test
Drive' site is here :
http://www.runaware.com/microsoft/en-us/2007office/td?action=launch_wizard
Note: While the Test Drive site is setting up, you will see a Download
button for the trial - you do NOT need to do this to test in your browser,
only if you actually want to download the full 2007 Trial version to
install locally.
Once the Tutorial window refreshes, you will see a list of all of the
online versions to test. Click on the Office Visio 2007 link to start the
test drive.In this version of Visio, you will see the Web Site Map template
listed under the Software and Database category. Click on the template,
then click Create in the right hand pane to start the drawing.

Once you are in the drawing, a dialog will open that prompts you to enter
the URL for the web site to be mapped. You can also hit Browse if you want
to select HTML files stored on your local / mapped drives.

Hope that helps !


Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------

Barb said:
If you have the Visio Pro version you can also use the Conceptual Web Site
template. It's found in Visio 2007 under the Software and Database
category, and in Visio 2003 under the Web Diagram category.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------
I checked at work today and I have Visio 2003 - no Pro (that I can tell).

Are there any other options for me?

TIA
 
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L

Lionel B. Dyck

Barb said:
If you have Visio 2003 Standard, then no - there is no way to get the
additional mapping solution. It is included only in the Professional
versions of Visio. This reference list is for Visio 2007, but the same
types of solutions were in each version in 2003 as well:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/FX101757911033.aspx

Also, if you would like to play with 2007 on the web, you can do so without
installing anything over your current version of Visio. The online 'Test
Drive' site is here :
http://www.runaware.com/microsoft/en-us/2007office/td?action=launch_wizard
Note: While the Test Drive site is setting up, you will see a Download
button for the trial - you do NOT need to do this to test in your browser,
only if you actually want to download the full 2007 Trial version to
install locally.
Once the Tutorial window refreshes, you will see a list of all of the
online versions to test. Click on the Office Visio 2007 link to start the
test drive.In this version of Visio, you will see the Web Site Map template
listed under the Software and Database category. Click on the template,
then click Create in the right hand pane to start the drawing.

Once you are in the drawing, a dialog will open that prompts you to enter
the URL for the web site to be mapped. You can also hit Browse if you want
to select HTML files stored on your local / mapped drives.

Hope that helps !


Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
[This posting is provided "As Is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.]
--------------------
Thanks - I'll check it out tomorrow and see. With our current budget I don't see
upgrading anytime soon to anything beyond what we currently have licensed.

At least the trial is free (other than my time)

Thanks again
 

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