Finishing a book always takes longer than you imagine. There seems to be an almost endless round of chapter revisions, but it is now done, and soon to be released. Meanwhile, Microsoft have published a chapter from my first book, Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff718158(office.12).aspx. This is still very relevant for Microsoft Visio 2010 users because it is all about linking data to diagrams, and I think is an essential companion to my forthcoming book.
About the Book
Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 by David J. Parker, published by McGraw-Hill (ISBN 978-0071482615, copyright 2007 by McGraw-Hill, all rights reserved). Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 demonstrates how to effectively visualize, explore, and communicate complex business information. Learn to use PivotDiagrams, Data Graphics, and Smart Tags, as well as link data to shapes and create meaningful Visio documents and reports. Plus, you’ll get vital security information, time-saving tips, troubleshooting techniques, and downloadable macros and code samples.