Microsoft® Visio® 2010 Step by Step

Errata for Microsoft® Visio® 2010 Step by Step




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xxix
before last paragraph

Insert new penultimate paragraph. Thanks to eagle-eyed and thoughtful reader Wayne Dale for dozens of suggestions and corrections between the first and second printings of this book.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 30, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page xxiii
Second Paragraph

The headline of the paragraph reads 'Getting Help with Visio 2011' and it obviously should read ''... Visio 2010'. Thanks!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Commenter is correct; change "2011" to "2010"

Martin Scholing  Aug 17, 2012  Jan 11, 2013
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Page 22
step 5

Change second sentence in Step 5 to: If the window does not already show two columns of flowchart shapes, adjust the width so it does.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 23
step 7

Change "and then click Flowchart" to "and then point to Flowchart"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 28
TIP

Add an additional paragraph to the tip: You can also move the drawing page using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Be sure that no shapes are selected before pressing the arrow keys, however, or you will move the selected shape(s) instead of moving the page.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 41
at end of exercise

Insert after CLEAN UP: "*Tip* To return Visio to normal operating mode after using one of the drawing tools, on the Home tab, in the Tools group, click Pointer Tool."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 42
first paragraph

Replace last sentence of first paragraph with: To create a lasso selection, click the left mouse button and drag a lasso around the shapes of interest, being certain to end at the same place you began. When you release the mouse button, the enclosed shapes will be selected. The lasso in the following graphic will select the circle and the octagon.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 42
first paragraph after TIP

In second sentence, change "clear the Select Shapes Partially..." to "select the Select Shapes Partially..."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Mar 16, 2013  Jul 19, 2013
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Page 43
Bottom of page: Step 1 under "Setup"

The step calls for the "Line" tool to be selected from the "Tools" group on the "Home" page. This is confusing because the line selection box is actually showing and is in the "Shape Group". What should be selected is immediately to the right of the "pointer" in the "Tools Group." Turning the page reveals the problem and solution.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The submitter is correct that this can be confusing, primarily because of an unfortunate page break between Step 1 on p.43 and the "Important" note on p.44. FIX: ensure that Step 1 is on the same page as the "important" note that is currently on the top of p.44.

Eric Johnson  Apr 24, 2011  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 43
Immediately before heading

If there is room, it would be great to add this reader aid at the end of the "Copying and Pasting Shapes" section: *Keyboard Shortcut* Duplicating shapes is often faster and easier than copying and pasting, especially if you want to reproduce the same shape multiple times. To create duplicates: after selecting one or more shapes, type Ctrl+D or hold down the Control key while dragging the shape(s) with the mouse.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 66
last sentence in first paragraph

Change "If you explore the network and computer stencils, " to "If you explore the rack-related stencils, "

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 66
first sentence in first paragraph

change "(the connections points are visible in the following graphic)" to "(the connection points are the small blue X's in the following graphic)"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 30, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 76
CLEAN UP

Insert new first sentence in CLEAN UP paragraph: "Press Ctrl+Z twice to undo the last two rotations." This is necessary because step 1 on page 79 continues with the same diagram and assumes that the shape is in its original position.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 88
Set up

Reads: Click the File tab, and then click New. In the Template Categories section, click General, and then double-click the Work Flow Diagram thumbnail. Save the drawing as Corporate Diagram. Should read: Click the File tab, and then click New. In the Template Categories section, click Flowchart, and then double-click the Work Flow Diagram thumbnail. Save the drawing as Corporate Diagram.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thanks for catching this error. Text should be amended as noted above.

Nick Fletcher  Jul 13, 2011  Jul 29, 2011
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Page 93
#6

In the search for the EU flag the Include Office.com content box must be selected to retireve the graphic. Change the wording to reflect the requirement to check the "Include Office.com content.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Submitter is correct. On page 93, change the first sentence of step 6 from: In the Search for box, type EU flag, and then press Enter. to: In the Search for box, type EU flag, select the Include Office.com content checkbox, and then press Enter.

Carl Burnett  Jul 13, 2011  Jul 29, 2011
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Page 104
Keyboard Shortcut

Alt+Page Up and Alt+Page Down should read Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down

Note from the Author or Editor:
Comment is correct. The end of the Keyboard Shortcut on page 104 should read "Ctrl+Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down"

Jim King  Apr 30, 2012  Jun 08, 2012
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Page 116
first paragraph in step 7

Delete "Do not release the mouse button yet."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 126
2nd paragraph

Second sentence in paragraph begins "You also enter data...". It should be "You will also enter data..." to agree with the first sentence.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Nov 18, 2012  Jan 11, 2013
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Page 133
last sentence in first paragraph

To eliminate the awkward juxtaposition of "To" and "to", change end of last sentence to: "click the arrows to the right of Name and Reports to in order to select the correct columns."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 136
CLEAN UP

Add "and then close it" to end of sentence.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 161
step 3

change "and then and use it" to "and then use it"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 162
step 6

replace "Click the rightmost theme" with "Click the Apex colors theme"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 166
last paragraph of step 6

Replace paragraph immediately before CLEAN UP with The shapes to which you manually applied a fill color in steps 1, 2 and 3 will still have a fill color after you select No Themes. The text block will retain its Standard Color. The org chart shapes will contain fill colors from the diagram's default color palette."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 173
last paragraph of second tip

in second sentence of second paragraph of second tip, change "actual" to "actually"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 183
TIP

Replace second sentence of Tip with "Be sure that the entry you type exactly matches a list item in the Format field, including upper and lower case letters."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 194
TIP

In this tip it says for Excel, "it is not even necessary to save the chages you've made; Visio will read the current data in the linked sheet." However, whenever I try this, like using Scheduling Data Refresh (196 to 197) The Visio diagram does not update unless the Excel spreadsheet has been saved first. I cannot get it to update otherwise. Thank you.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Strike the second sentence in the first paragraph of the tip, leaving just one sentence in the first paragraph.

Anonymous  Jan 23, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 243
Keyboard shortcut in step 9

Current text: You can also open the print preview window by typing either Alt+F, P, V (File, Print, Preview) or Alt+F, F. Should be: You can also open the print preview window by typing Alt+F, P, V (File, Print, Preview).

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Dec 28, 2012  Jan 11, 2013
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Page 255
Step 3

Current text: In the Stencil window Should be: In the Shapes window

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Page 256
Step 9

Current text: In the Stencil window Should be: In the Shapes window

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Page 257
step 10

change "Home tab" to "File tab"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 258
step 1 in sidebar

change "Home tab" to "File tab"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Page 292
Second sentence in "Running Computer and Network Reports"

Current text: Both the Basic Network Diagram (see preceding section) and the Detailed Network Diagram (see following section) include three reports that highlight different subsets of the shape data in the various computer and network shapes. Should be: Both the Basic and Detailed Network Diagram templates that were described earlier in this chapter include three reports that highlight different subsets of the shape data in the various computer and network shapes.

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 02, 2013  Jan 11, 2013
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Page 294
step 1 second paragraph

change "If you look at the PC Report toward the end of "Running..." to "If you run the PC Report mentioned in "Running..."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 304
step 2

Add additional sentence: "When you point to a data graphic, popup text will display its name."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 310
step 10 first paragraph

Replace first sentence "In the Position section of the dialog box, display the Vertical list, and then click Above shape. (You might need to scroll up to locate this selection.)" with "In the Position section of the dialog box, display the Vertical list, click Above shape (you might need to scroll up to locate this selection), and then click OK."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 316
TIP at bottom of page

change text in first sentence from "data graphic that is has been" to "data graphic that it has been"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 338
SET UP

change "click Flowcharts," to "click Flowchart,"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Page 338
step 3

change "swimlane, and then type Legal." to "swimlane, type Legal, and then press the Escape key."

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 338
step 1

change "the edge of the CFF," to "the top edge of the CFF,"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012
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Page 342
second paragraph under

in second to last sentence, change "all off the contained" to "all of the contained"

Scott Helmers
Scott Helmers
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Jan 29, 2012  Feb 03, 2012