Finally! Creating a Table of Contents in Visio (how did I not find this until now?!)

Call me crazy, but I feel as though I’ve just uncovered the holy grail of Visio.

I don’t know how many people I’ve asked about ways that you can create a Table of Contents in Visio. It seems like it should be sooooo easy, but no one has ever been able to help me out.

So I had a bit of ‘R&D time’ this afternoon and was playing with the Annotation Hiding Macro that Donna posted yesterday, then poked around a few of her other Visio pages, and there, in amongst some comments, I found it! A Macro that creates a Table of Contents in Visio for you.

Hoorah! Celebrations all round!

(Or did you all already know how to do this and I’ve been living under a Visio rock?!)

Now… it’s not all that pretty. But, for now, it does the trick.

Without any further ado, here it is (with many thanks to Bram!):

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Writely Beta Invitations Available!

Did you miss out on a Writely beta invitation? Have you been waiting patiently whilst Google do whatever they will to it, so that you can try it out?

Fear not. Invitations are available. Leave Cody a note on his website and he’ll sort you out with a Writely log in. Hoorah!

Wondering what the hell Writely is? It’s a web based, collaborative word processing application. And it’s beautiful. Go now. Get an invite. Check it out!

blogging milestones (3 months)

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Can you believe it? It’s around about the 3 month mark since I started blogging. It’s been an interesting kind of month so I thought I’d share some thoughts/highlights with you. All very Guy Kawasaki, isn’t it. Don’t worry, I don’t intend to do this every month. Now that I’ve hit my first quarter, I think I might hold out until six months for the next update!

I kind of feel like the 3 month mark is a significant milestone in blogging. This is probably because Technorati told me so. In their recent ‘state of the blogosphere‘ post they reported that:

75,000 new weblogs [are] created every day, which means that on average, a new weblog is created every second of every day – and 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created.

Must be kind of like small business. I wonder, with the recent ‘retiring’ of Dave Winer (well, he *talked* about retiring) and Russell Beattie, I want to hear more about how many bloggers who start out are still blogging in 12 months, 2 years, 5 years etc. (Isn’t it something like 90% of small businesses have folded in 5yrs?)

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