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Mastering Data Visualization with Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 by David J Parker

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Chapter 9. Automating Structured Diagrams

In the previous chapters, we learnt how to import data and display information graphically, and even how to validate the structure of a diagram. However, there are many scenarios when generating all or part of a diagram from data can save hours of manual layout work. In this chapter, we will look into ways of generating structured diagrams from data. This will include dropping specific shapes for specific data values, connecting shapes together, and placing them into containers and lists. Finally, we will learn how to associate callouts with shapes.

This chapter includes copious VBA macros, which contain the principles for actions in any other coding language.

In this chapter, we will learn the following: ...

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