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From the earliest eras of human existence, visual images have been used to represent knowledge, data, and information. Beginning with the Paleolithic cave paintings and continuing to today’s most complex computer networks, these images leverage the ability of the human brain to rapidly perceive patterns and trends from visual representations.
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. 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.
In this course, you will design, modify, and manage basic diagrams.
- Identify the basic elements of Visio and their use.
- Create a workflow diagram.
- Create an organization chart.
- Make a floor plan.
- Create a cross-functional flowchart.
- Create a network diagram.
- Style a diagram.
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.
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 Logical Operations courses:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 2013Topic A: Navigate the Visio Environment
Topic B: Use Backstage Commands
Topic C: Save a File
Lesson 2: Creating a Workflow DiagramTopic A: Use Drawing Components
Topic B: Modify a Drawing
Topic C: Callouts and Groups
Lesson 3: Creating an Organization ChartTopic A: Create a Basic Organization Chart
Topic B: Modify an Organization Chart
Lesson 4: Making a Floor PlanTopic A: Make a Basic Floor Plan
Topic B: Model a Room Layout
Lesson 5: Creating a Cross-Functional FlowchartTopic A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Topic B: Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart
Lesson 6: Creating a Network DiagramTopic A: Network Diagrams
Topic B: Use Shape Data
Topic C: Use Layers
Lesson 7: Styling a DiagramTopic A: Shape and Connector Styles
Topic B: Themes and Variants
Topic C: Use Containers