In today’s workplace, visual diagrams are an essential part of communication, from road maps to sales flows to process charts. Visio provides you with an intuitive, customizable tool to easily create a professional-looking visual product by using its extensive gallery of shapes.
Microsoft Visio stands out among similar applications because of its unique ability to draw a wide variety of diagrams, flowcharts, workflows, and organization structures—anything that can be represented by shapes connected by lines. Most importantly, these shapes can be rearranged and with corresponding lines remaining intact. Visio has improved over the years as features common among Microsoft® Office applications have been added. Today, Visio is well integrated with other members of the Office family as well as Microsoft's cloud-based services. This greatly enriches the sharing and publishing of Visio drawings.
By following the exercises in this course, you will create visually engaging diagrams, maps, and drawings, using graphical elements to make information easier to comprehend.
You will learn about more advanced features—making you a more efficient and effective Visio user.
This course is designed for persons who are new to Visio and who will be using Microsoft Visio to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting.
The target student for the second day is a graphic designer, subject matter specialist, or other knowledge worker with basic Microsoft Visio 2013 skills (such as creating basic workflows and other diagrams) who needs to use Visio to create complex graphics and illustrations (such as floor plans, custom maps, and scientific illustrations) that may be linked to external data sources and may be inserted into other Microsoft Office files.
To ensure your success, you will need to be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows 8 environment and proficient in using Windows to access programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.
To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following courses:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
Visio 2013 is not available for Windows XP.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 2013
Topic A: Navigate the Visio Environment
Topic B: Use Backstage Commands
Topic C: Save a File
Lesson 2: Creating a Workflow Diagram
Topic A: Use Drawing Components
Topic B: Modify a Drawing
Topic C: Call outs and Groups
Lesson 3: Creating an Organization Chart
Topic A: Create a Basic Organization Chart
Topic B: Modify an Organization Chart
Lesson 4: Making a Floor Plan
Topic A: Make a Basic Floor Plan
Topic B: Model a Room Layout
Lesson 5: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Topic A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Topic B: Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Lesson 6: Creating a Network Diagram
Topic A: Network Diagrams
Topic B: Use Shape Data
Topic C: Use Layers
Lesson 7: Styling a Diagram
Topic A: Shape and Connector Styles
Topic B: Themes and Variants
Topic C: Use Containers
Lesson 1: Enhancing the Look of Drawings
Topic A: Create a Microsoft Account and Sign in to Visio
Topic B: Work with Shape Styles
Topic C: Use 3D Shapes
Topic D: Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles
Topic E: Define Shape Styles
Lesson 2: Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates
Topic A: Create Simple Custom Shapes
Topic B: Create Custom Stencils
Topic C: Create Custom Templates
Lesson 3: Connecting Drawings to External Data
Topic A: Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet
Topic B: Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet
Topic C: Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File
Topic D: Create a Timeline from a Project File
Topic E: Connect a Map to an Access Database
Lesson 4: Leveraging Development Tools
Topic A: Create Macros
Topic B: Modify Shape Sheets
Topic C: Build Advanced Shapes
Lesson 5: Sharing Drawings
Topic A: Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive
Topic B: Review Drawings
Topic C: Insert Drawings into Other Office Files
Topic D: Export Drawings
Topic E: Print Drawings
Appendix A: Using Diagram Standards