In today’s workplace, visual diagrams are an essential part of communication, from road maps to sales flows to process charts. Microsoft® Visio® provides you with an intuitive, customizable tool to easily create a professional-looking visual product by using its extensive gallery of shapes. 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.
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.
In Microsoft® Visio® 2016: Day 1, you learned the basic skills needed to create and modify various Visio drawings. In Microsoft® Visio® 2016: Day 2, you will learn about more advanced features—making you a more efficient and effective Visio user.
In this course, you will design, modify, and manage basic diagrams. You will:
- Identify the basic elements of Visio and their use.
- Create a workflow diagram.
- Build organization charts.
- Design a floor plan.
- Build a cross-functional flowchart.
- Design a network diagram.
- Style a diagram.
In this day, you will examine advanced features to make you more efficient and effective.
- Design advanced plans and diagrams.
- Enhance the look of drawings.
- Create shapes, stencils, and templates.
- Connect drawings to external data.
- Leverage development tools.
- Share drawings.
- Use diagram standards (optional).
This course is designed for persons who are new to Visio and who will be using 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 2016 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, including 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 Logical Operations courses:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
- Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7
This course includes activities that involve using software such as Excel, Access, and Project. While the listed courses are not mandatory, you can still benefit by taking the following Logical Operations courses to gain an understanding of the basics of the software used with Visio in this course:
- Microsoft® Excel® 2016: Part 1
- Microsoft® Access® 2016: Part 1
- Microsoft® Project 2016: Part 1
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 2016Topic A: Perform Basic Tasks in the Visio Environment
Topic B: Use Backstage Commands
Topic C: Save a File
Lesson 2: Working with Workflow Diagram ToolsTopic A: Use Drawing Components
Topic B: Modify a Drawing
Topic C: Insert Callouts and Groups
Lesson 3: Building Organization ChartsTopic A: Create an Organization Chart Manually
Topic B: Create Organization Charts by Using Starter Diagrams and the Organization Chart Wizard
Topic C: Modify an Organization Chart
Lesson 4: Designing a Floor PlanTopic A: Make a Basic Floor Plan
Topic B: Model a Room Layout
Lesson 5: Building a Cross-Functional FlowchartTopic A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Topic B: Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Lesson 6: Designing a Network DiagramTopic A: Create Network Diagrams
Topic B: Use Shape Data
Topic C: Use Layers
Lesson 7: Styling a DiagramTopic A: Modify Shape and Connector Styles
Topic B: Apply Themes and Variants
Topic C: Use Containers
Appendix A: New Features in Visio 2016
Lesson 1: Designing Advanced Plans and DiagramsTopic A: Create a Microsoft Account and Log in to Visio
Topic B: Build Advanced Plans
Topic C: Build Advanced Diagrams
Lesson 2: Enhancing the Look of DrawingsTopic A: Use 3-D Shapes
Topic B: Work with Shape Styles
Topic C: Define Shape Styles
Topic D: Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles
Lesson 3: Working with Custom Shapes, Stencils, and TemplatesTopic A: Create Simple Custom Shapes
Topic B: Create Custom Stencils
Topic C: Create Custom Templates
Lesson 4: Connecting Drawings to External DataTopic 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 5: Leveraging Development ToolsTopic A: Create Macros
Topic B: Modify ShapeSheets
Topic C: Build Advanced Shapes
Lesson 6: Sharing DrawingsTopic 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