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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.
Microsoft® Visio® 2013 : Part 1, you learned the basic skills needed to create and modify various Visio drawings. Microsoft® Visio® 2013 : Part 2, you will learn about more advanced features—making you a more efficient and effective Visio user.
In this course, you will examine advanced features to make you more efficient and effective.
- Enhance the look of drawings.
- Create shapes, stencils, and templates.
- Connect drawings to external data.
- Leverage development tools.
- Share drawings.
- Use diagram standards (optional).
The target student for this course 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 in this course, you should have the ability to create basic workflows and other common diagram types in Visio. You can obtain this level of knowledge and skills by taking the following Logical Operations course: Microsoft® Visio® 2013: Part 1.
Lesson 1: Enhancing the Look of DrawingsTopic 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 TemplatesTopic A: Create Simple Custom Shapes
Topic B: Create Custom Stencils
Topic C: Create Custom Templates
Lesson 3: 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 4: Leveraging Development ToolsTopic A: Create Macros
Topic B: Modify ShapeSheets
Topic C: Build Advanced Shapes
Lesson 5: 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