March Madness: Fill Out Your Brackets With Visio

This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Visio Blogs Archive articles.

First published on MSDN on Mar, 14 2011

March Madness is about to start, so here’s a Visio diagram to let you quickly fill out and share your bracket! Download the diagram here, and with a few clicks you can have a complete professional looking bracket that you can easily share with others. This diagram was originally created by Visio MVP Chris Roth, who runs the Visio Guy blog.

The bracket has the first 64 teams already filled out. All you need to do is select the winners. You can fill out the bracket using Visio in one of the following ways:

  • Right click a bracket shape to select a winner:

  • Entering the final score of a game by double clicking a bracket shape to open the shape data window (entering scores is optional)

When you enter the score in the shape data window, the shapes will update and propagate the winner to the next level in the bracket.

Note: the 8 teams playing in the first round are playing on 3/15 and 3/16, so you’ll need to update the bracket once those teams are decided. In the bracket, those teams are highlighted with a red asterisk so you don’t forget.

Chris Roth’s original diagram can be found on his blog here: He originally created this diagram during the 2009 tournament, and we updated it with the 2011 teams.

Hope you enjoy this year’s tournament, and good luck filling out your brackets. As always, let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

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