I wrote a post about making a clock face in Visio fifteen years ago, but a reader recently asked about displaying multiple time zones. Well, I have previously written about time zones in Visio, so I accepted the challenge to improve upon my earlier work.
In this update, an alternate time zone can be selected from a drop-down list. The Time Zone Time will be calculated, and, if a label is added, then the label and alternate time zone time is displayed rather than the PC time.
The Visio file can be downloaded from here, or viewed below:
The Clock master can be dragged from the local Document Stencil in this file, and dropped onto any other Visio page.
BTW, I have noticed that the NOW() function works every minute, if the Synchronize option is TRUE, when the document is open in Visio desktop, and it uses the Windows datetime values. My laptop is set to UK time, but when I save the document to OneDrive, and then view the file online, I see that the time display is that of the MIcrosoft server. And, of course, the NOW() function does not work online.
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Thank you so much for attending my ‘challenge’ for developing a Multi-Time Zone Clock for Visio.
It’s just amazing!
You’re better than Iron Man!