You’ve made it through two or three interview rounds, only few candidates left and suddenly a total radio silence. No call, no email, no sms, no message pigeon, no smoke signals.
Not a beep.
Deadline for the decision is long gone – You have been ghosted.
Happens all the time. No harm, no foul?
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“Top three reasons why people are leaving their jobs”
“Top three things that you shouldn’t say in your job interview”
Surely you have seen posts with lists like these many times?
How come both lists contain the same answers?
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Yesterday I wrote about possible solution for issue related using Windows Enhanced Metafiles, an issue originally identified in post Visio by DPTPB: Reducing size of complex Visio shapes V2.
In my original post I also identified another possible issue with ungrouping an image. This issue is related to the fact that Visio cannot render fonts that are smaller than 1 pt in size. With some images there is some text, like “UID” or “USB”, to label some elements of the image. And once you ungroup that image, the text size suddenly increases.
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Last year when I was working on the official Nutanix stencil set, I discovered a new way of reducing the size of complex (background) images. In post Visio by DPTPB: Reducing size of complex Visio shapes V2 I described how to:
- Take an existing single object Visio background image
- Ungroup it to many individual Visio objects
- Make required changes to individual objects or add new individual objects
- Convert group of individual images back to single image again
Above technique is based on using “Windows Enhanced Metafile” images and “Paste Special” feature.
Why is this technique beneficial?
Resulting single object image is (much) less complex and (much,much) faster to use than image made of multiple objects. A good way to optimize your complex Visio shapes (and reverse engineer and modify existing third party Visio shapes).
Unfortunately there was a tiny issue with the solution…
Continue reading “Visio By DPTPB: Reducing size of Picture Alignment Box”
While working with Visio, I ran into problems when modifying original “donor” shapes that I had.
Continue reading “Visio by DPTPB: Reducing size of complex Visio shapes V2”