Re: Venn diagrams in Visio?
From: Geert Vancompernolle (geert.vancompernolle_at_hotpop.com)
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 18:43:21 +0200
There's indeed a trick:
- Draw your ovals (Venn diagram symbols), the way they overlap like you want
- Select both (or more) ovals
- Select Shape -> Operations -> Fragment
Result: you will have (in case of 2 ovals) 3 separate areas, that you can
for instance separately fill with a different color.
"Mike Carroll" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Logic texts use simple diagrams called Venn diagrams. They have
> overlapping circles as components, with parts of the circles filled
> in, to illustrate different relations between sets.
> If I put two overlapping circles on a Visio diagram, I can fill in
> both circles with the same pattern. This illustrates the union of two
> To illustrate the intersection, I need to fill in just the area where
> the two circles overlap. This area is not a separate Visio shape, so
> I'm having trouble figuring out how to do this. I thought maybe I
> could give complementary fills to the two circles somehow, so that the
> fill would only be visible in the intersection, but haven't found
> anything that works.
> Anybody know a Visio trick to solve this problem?
> Mike Carroll