Visio Shape Hyperlink


C

Coco

Does anyone know if you can create a link for a visio shape? I'm trying to
create an office seating chart and I have the employee information in a Visio
list so I know I can create a hyperlink from an item on the list to a
specific Visio shape (cubicle). However, I want to be able to hyperlink in
the opposite direction so that if someone clicked on a name/cubicle, it would
take them to the specific employee in the list.
 
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David Parker

Are the items in the list individual shapes?
If, so then Yes, so long as you are using the hyperlinks in the Visio
environment
 
C

Coco

Thanks for your reply. Yes, the shapes would be individual shapes, but how do
I create a hyperlink for each one of them? I was able to figure out how to
link one shape to another in the same Visio file, but in this case, I'd need
to place the hyperlink to the Visio shape in a SharePoint list so I don't
know how to create the actual url for the shape. Thanks again.
 
D

David Parker

If you have a SharePoint list for each desk and employee, then, in Visio
2007 Pro, you can add the list to an External Data window, then you can link
the row to each shape. Moreover, you could automatically create hyperlinks
on each shape.
 
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C

Coco

Thanks for help. I don't think I have Visio Pro though. When I open "About
Visio" it says Microsoft Office Visio 2007 (12.0.6300.5000) SP1 MSO. Will
that limit my ability to do this? Also, I was able to link the row data to
the shapes so I can go from the shape to the list, but how do I go from the
list to the shape? What would the shape url look like in the list? Also,
would it be better if my Visio file "lived" in MOSS? Thanks again
 

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