Visio Rocks for Flag Semaphore … or another use of Lists …

My good friend and fellow Visio MVP, John Goldsmith, aka visualSignals.typepad.co.uk, was telling me about a family visit to a semaphore tower over the weekend. Well, I just couldn’t resist making a flag semaphore shape in Visio. First, I looked up semaphore up Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_semaphore .

The character can easily be changed with the Shape Data panel … and watch the arms rotate … best with a wheel mouse rolling up and down in the Character drop-down Smile 

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Next, I created a Flag Rack shape to drop the Flag Semaphore shapes into. It automatically spells out the word.

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If the first flag is the Numerals/# character, then the rest of the flags are interpreted as numbers.

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Shockingly, I thought the Beatles’ Help album cover showed the semaphore letters HELP … however, it actually spells NUJ<cancel>

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This shape is of no business use that I have thought of yet, but I had fun!

If you want  to play with it, then download from this link : https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3350D61BC93733A9!418684&authkey=!ABU7a8U8WP-JCa8&ithint=file%2cvsdx

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