For years I have suffered thru an absence of ‘pixel rulers’ in Visio.
I understand that a pixel is a screen concept, of different dimensions on various display screens… not going into that here. However, I frequently use Visio to construct various image files to fit into an exact space – and resort to using a 2nd program to finally scale my image file to the exact fit ( in units of pixels).
Apparently, in 2008 Noah posted on his blog (ComplexDiagrams.com) an article describing how to deal with this. Unfortunately it was years and years later before I found it (in 2014). But I did, and it works for me, and I will use it often.
A screen shot and quick explanation from Noah :
Why it works Picas are 6 to the inch. By setting the ratio at 1:16, Visio presents a diagram at 96 picas per inch, the same as the Windows standard of 96 pixels per inch. You could set an appropriate ratio with any of the available units, but it works well with picas, and I find it useful that all units are labeled as p.
Thanks Noah ..!.. /;^)
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Welcome to waiting.
Start your day, the Redstone way…
I know, at least is not Atlanta, New York, or LA – but it does get tedious. This is the welcoming committee that greets us every morning going to work @MSFC. Everyone has to show their ID to get thru the gates into Redstone Arsenal.
I understand security concerns, and recognize that this is necessary.
I don’t have to like it tho.
On a good day there may only be a 5 min creep-along session. On a bad day I have idled stop-n-go style a few miles, for as much as 50 minutes. To get the 5 minute version, one needs to get there about 06:30, or wait until about 09:30.
There is a lot more I could say about this, but choose not to today.
One of these days, I will not be doing this every day. JusSayn..
I just wanted to share the picture …
Well, at least parts of it . . .
The sky often has a lot of water in it.
When it has way too much water, it rains.
When the air is cold enough, that rain can become snow. Here in Huntsville, we have had LOTs of rain this week, enough to elevate concern for flooding on several rivers, large creeks and even the Tennessee River was a concern in places. But here in North Alabama, flooding is common enough to not panic.
BUT then, the forecast includes sub-freezing temperatures and that scary word “snow“.
OMG, WTF, etc… You would think the sky was gonna fall .!.
Well, the sky fell today – and there was a wide-spread panic. Continue reading