A recent newsgroup post asked about accessing a network printers management page from a Visio page, so I thought I would share some things that I discovered a while back. Visio 2003 and Visio 2007 Professional edition include an add-on called FMPrint, which you can use with any shape in Visio. I used it with some network printer shapes in a couple of add-ins myself. I’m not aware of any public documentation about this handy little add-on, so here is what I have discovered.
You can see the add-on in action by opening the Shapes Maps and Floor Plans Building Plan Resources stencil and dropping the Printer shape onto your page. Alternativaly you can start a new Maps and Floor Plans Space Plan drawing. Notice the SmartTag in the bottom left corner which gives you access to the FMPrint add-on: