Printing Visio 2013 Professional Diagrams

I am having problems printing a Visio 2013 Professional value stream map.  Will you put me in contact with a resource(s) (person, book, article, blog, etc. ) that can help me?  I'm sure there are many resources available.  I would like to know which one(s) are considered the "best" and how to obtain them.
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Try session #6 in The MVP Sessions. If that doesn't provide what you need, let me know more specifically what problems you're having.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

Thank you very much for your quick response.  I'll give it a try and keep you posted.  Thanks again.

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yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I've been "practicing" for a couple of days and I think I've caught on about  expanding the work area and printing issues for a large canvas.    Thank you again for your expert advice.  
Secondly, I need to address the arrowhead issue.  I don't get any arrowheads (see page 81 in Step-By-Step) at all.  The book says by default?  Your help will be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Arrowheads are the default for dynamic connectors in most diagram types... and they are when I create a new value stream map in my copy of Visio 2013.

Because your connectors do not have arrowheads, it's possible that they got turned off somehow. You can certainly select one or more existing connectors and apply an arrowhead, however, that won't affect new connectors that you draw on the page. Changing the master for the dynamic connector requires learning a bit about editing a master in something called the Document Stencil. Not by accident, there's an EE article on the subject! Let me know whether this solves the problem.

On a different subject, I would advise against putting any personal information in an EE post. It's certainly more secure here than on a public web page, but I would advise against it. Many EE experts, myself included, provide an email address in our EE profiles. Sending contact info via that channel would be a better idea, I think.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

Thanks for the tip on arrowheads AND INCLUDING PERSONAL INFO.  I'll give the arrowhead link a look see. And how do I find the EE profile with the email address?

Again, thank you very much for your prompt return and help.  I'll keep you posted on my dealing with the arrowhead situation.

yljunkmann
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
To view any EE user's profile, simply click their name at the top of a posting (the name looks like a hyperlink: blue and underlined).
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I got the idea of the dual Masters (sorta), BUT.......

I am not able to open the Document Stencil.  Do I click the Reset Only Selected Ribbon Tab  or Reset All Customizations?

I believe Only Selected Ribbon Customizations but I'm not certain.

yljunkmann
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
The key to opening the Document Stencil is to turn on the Developer tab. The article I referred to above provided this link to a blog that describes how to do so. Although the article was written for Visio 2010, it also applies to Visio 2013. I don't think you should need either of the buttons you mentioned.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I have successfully opened the Developer Tab.  I have lost the link to the edit routine for the Stencil.  It was referenced in a previous email to me.  Could you resend it, please?  This is new territory for me.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott,  

I deleted the Dynamic Connector in the Document Stencil.  But when I replaced a dynamic connector with one from the ribbon I still do not have aroowheads???????
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Select the dynamic connector in the stencil, right-click then Edit Master>Edit Master Shape. When the edit window opens, select the line on the page, right click and select Format>Line. Use the dropdown in the upper right of the Line dialog to add an arrow to the end of the line. Then close the window, save changes (answer Yes when asked whether to update instances of this master), and all new connectors plus any on the page that were previously created from that master and not the one you deleted, should have arrows.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

Thank you for the instructions on adding the arrows.  But I GOOFED.  I deleted the Dynamiic  Connector Document Stencil in the Master Shapes Window left pane on the work diagram.  Is there a chance that it can be retrieved?  I haven't tried the back arrow.  And I'm not certain that I saved my work before closing the system but I usually do since I back up to a thumb drive and save the thumb drive before closing.  I really hope there some way to reverse this goof.i
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
If you haven't saved the document since deleting the dynamic connector, you may be able to use undo -- try Ctrl+Z to undo multiple times to see whether the connector returns. However, if you saved and closed the document after deleting, I don't think there is a way to recover the original dynamic connector. If you'd like, I can take a look at the document. You can either post it here, or if it contains proprietary information and you'd rather keep it private, feel free to email it to the address in my profile.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
I would appreciate you looking at the document.  But I'm not having success sending it to www.VisioStepByStep.com.  Do you have another address that I can use?

yljunkmann
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
it's scott@visiostepbystep.com
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I can't get Outlook 2013 to recognize visiostepbystep.com.  Do you have an another address?
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
try scott-ee@taskmap.com
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I sent you a file yesterday (email:  ee@taskmap.com)  of a trial diagram I started and ran into the dynamic connectors/arrowheads problem.  Did you receive it?

yljunkmann
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
I did receive it and took a quick look at it this evening. It looks like some dynamic connectors have arrows but others don't. Is that the problem? Or is it something else?
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

The problem is that some dynamic connectors have arrows while others do not.  

yljunkmann
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

I am not doing well.  I feel that I'm so close but just can't quite get there.  Is it possible for us to talk to one another?  My schedule is flexible. Can I call you when you have a minute or two...no more.  I feel I'm doing something wrong that is very minor and quickly fixable.

yljunkmann
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
I've looked at the diagram again and I'm not sure why some connectors have arrowheads and others don't. But we can fix the problem. Let's try once more with these instructions:
1) Open the diagram
2) In the Shapes windows on the left, click More Shapes and then select Show Document Stencil.
3) In the newly opened Document Stencil window, right-click on the Dynamic connector master.
4) Select Edit Master > Edit Master Shape
5) A new drawing window will open containing a right-angle line. Right-click the line and select Format Shape.
6) In the newly opened Format Shape window, click LINE.
7) Click the dropdown next to End Arrow type
end arrow8) Select arrow type 04
9) Click the X in the upper right of the drawing window to close the window containing the arrow you just modified (don't click the X to close Visio -- just the one to close the drawing window).
10) Click Yes to update connector and all its instances
 save
At this point, all of the connectors in your diagram should have an arrowhead on one end.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Hello, Scott;

YOU MADE MY DAY!  Looks good so far.  Thank you very much.  Some day...some way.. I hope I can pay you back.  For certain, I'm hooked on Experts Exchange and you as the expert.  Thanks again.  I was about ready to give up.

yljunkman
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Great! I'm glad those steps solved the problem. And no special thanks required -- that's why we hang around here at EE.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Well, Scott, your help is more than appreciated.  I'll recommend you guys to all my friends because we all get stuck now & then.  The secret here is the Developer Tab, EE article on Visio Masters/Shapes and Document Stencil Window.  I felt I was getting close because I got to the window with the right angle line and selected shape, clicked line, got the arrow end type but quit there, not knowing which style to select.  Anyway thanks again and stay in touch.

yljuncker

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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
No problem. One bit of EE housekeeping: select one of my posts above and click on the link to accept it as an answer -- that officially closes the question and awards point for the answer.
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
A question about how you closed this question... it looks like you might have closed or deleted the question rather than accepting one of the answers. If you're happy with one of the answers, you should see something like this above the answer:accept as solution Click "Accept as Solution" and then you'll be able to assign a grade and award points.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Scott went the second mile to get this answer.  And it didn't take him long to do it.  Thank you, Scott.
yljunkmannAuthor Commented:
Scott went the second mile to get to this answer.  And it take him long to get there.
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