?
Solved

Expressing shapesheet user.values within text entered in the ShapeSheet Comments cell

Posted on 2013-11-16
3
Medium Priority
?
639 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi
I have a visio shape which contains two shapesheet user variables:

User.apples (value = 4)
User.pears   (value = 3)

I want the comment cell in the shape /miscellaneous section to concatenate these values into text, so that when the mouse is run over the shape, the comment box reads:
"I have 4 apples and 3 pears."

"I have " & User.apples & " apples and " & User.pears & " pears."  does not evaluate the shapesheet references.

Can I do this without using vba to 'hard write' the comment text I need?

Kelvin
0
Comment
Question by:Kelvin4
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Scott Helmers
ID: 39654256
You're heading in exactly the right direction... must just be punctuation. I think this is what you want:
shapesheet.PNG
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Helmers earned 2000 total points
ID: 39654259
one more thought -- be sure you have a equal sign at the beginning of the formula
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Kelvin4
ID: 39655006
Thanks! (It would have helped if I'd read my shapesheet cell for VALUE, not Formula!
Hiho..)
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Book Review: Using Microsoft Visio 2010 by Chris Roth   Disclaimer: The author of Using Visio 2010 is a friend and fellow Visio MVP. Whether you’re new to Visio or are upgrading to Visio 2010 from a previous version, you will find a lot to like…
Meetings to discuss business process can waste time, and often do .  The meeting's dialog can get confusing when participants have different professional perspectives and backgrounds.  A jointly-developed process picture helps wade through the confu…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question