Microsoft Visio 2010/2013/2016

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming tool that can be used to visually communicate technical as well as non-technical representations of ideas, processes, concepts, structures, layouts, software models, blueprints, etc. Microsoft Visio eliminates the laborious process of creating diagrams by providing the tools to create complex diagrams in a user friendly manner. Whether you want to create an office layout, a basic flowchart or an organizational structure, you can do it with minimal effort using Microsoft Visio.

Microsoft Visio Training

This course teaches the basic functions and features of Visio Professional 2010/2013/2016. Students will learn how to use stencils, scale and resize objects, draw basic shapes and compound lines, and arrange objects. They will also learn how to create diagrams, work with text, apply formatting, work with background pages, and set file and print properties. Finally, students will create network and brainstorming diagrams, set shape properties, and create reports.

Course duration: 1 day

Cost: Please request quote or click here to see pricing for onsite training.

Pre-Requisites: Windows 8 or equivalent experience

Course Outline

Unit 1 : Getting started

Topic A: The Visio 2010 interface

A-1: Exploring the Visio 2010 interface
A-2: Changing view settings
A-3: Navigating through drawing pages
A-4: Getting help using Visio 2010

Topic B: Windows, stencils, and objects

B-1: Working with windows
B-2: Selecting and moving objects
B-3: Scaling and resizing an object

Unit 2 : Drawing tools

Topic A: Basic shapes and lines

A-1: Drawing basic shapes
A-2: Creating lines and arcs
A-3: Reshaping an arc

Topic B: Compound lines

B-1: Creating a freeform line
B-2: Creating a compound line with the Line and Arc tools
B-3: Creating a compound line with the Pencil tool
B-4: Manipulating compound lines

Topic C: Editing objects

C-1: Duplicating objects
C-2: Aligning objects
C-3: Distributing objects
C-4: Grouping objects
C-5: Rotating an object

Unit 3 : Basic diagrams

Topic A: Planning a diagram

A-1: Discussing diagram planning

Topic B: Creating a basic diagram

B-1: Adding, connecting, and moving shapes
B-2: Manually connecting shapes
B-3: Applying connector shapes

Topic C: Working with text

C-1: Inserting and formatting text
C-2: Adding paragraph text
C-3: Adding text to shapes
C-4: Adding text to connectors
C-5: Rotating text

Topic D: Organization charts

D-1: Creating an organization chart
D-2: Changing the layout of an organization chart

Unit 4 : Formatting drawings

Topic A: Formatting text

A-1: Applying basic text formats
A-2: Using the Text dialog box to format text
A-3: Applying themes and effects

Topic B: Formatting shapes and lines

B-1: Applying Line and Fill styles
B-2: Applying a shadow effect
B-3: Using the Format Painter

Unit 5 : Working with pages

Topic A: File and print properties

A-1: Setting file properties
A-2: Defining page size and print settings
A-3: Adding headers and footers in Print Preview
A-4: Printing a diagram

Topic B: Working with background pages

B-1: Creating a background page
B-2: Adding fields to a background page
B-3: Applying a background page
B-4: Inserting a graphic on background page

Topic C: Working with links

C-1: Creating links to pages and external files
C-2: Linking to multiple files
C-3: Linking to an Excel file

Unit 6 : Network and brainstorming diagrams

Topic A: Network diagrams

A-1: Applying topology shapes in a network diagram
A-2: Creating a new connection
A-3: Adding and connecting topology shapes
A-4: Moving shape text

Topic B: Rack diagrams

B-1: Creating a rack diagram

Topic C: Brainstorming diagrams

C-1: Creating a brainstorming diagram
C-2: Exporting a brainstorming diagram to XML
C-3: Importing XML data into a brainstorming diagram

Unit 7 : Customization and reporting

Topic A: Layout and connection techniques

A-1: Using guides
A-2: Adding connection points
A-3: Selecting objects by type
A-4: Connecting shapes to new connection points
A-5: Changing Snap & Glue settings

Topic B: Shape properties

B-1: Adding custom properties to shapes
B-2: Creating custom property sets
B-3: Applying custom properties

Topic C: Reporting

C-1: Creating a report
C-2: Running a report
C-3: Updating a report
C-4: Formatting a Visio Table Report

Microsoft Visio Training

This course builds on the concepts and skills taught in Visio 2010/2013/2016: Basic. Students will learn how to work with layers, create custom shapes, themes, stencils and templates, and create business and project management diagrams. They will also learn how to integrate Visio with other Office programs, and create software and database diagrams.

Course duration: 1 day

Cost: Please request quote or click here to see pricing for onsite training.

Pre-Requisites: Microsoft Visio 2010/2013/2016 Level 1 or equivalent experience

Course Outline

Unit 1 : Creating technical layouts

Topic A: * Layers

A-1: Creating and assigning a layer
A-2: Customizing layers
A-3: Adding custom shapes to a layer

Topic B: * Drawing scales

B-1: Using and changing the drawing scale
B-2: Manually adding and adjusting shapes
B-3: Using the Shape Data window
B-4: Changing a shape’s size and position settings
B-5: Duplicating shapes

Topic C: * Dimensioning

C-1: Adding and adjusting dimension connectors
C-2: Setting display units
C-3: Calculating and adjusting the area of a room

Unit 2 : Advanced formatting

Topic A: * Themes and styles

A-1: Applying theme colours
A-2: Applying theme effects
A-3: Creating a custom theme
A-4: Creating a style
A-5: Applying style attributes

Topic B: * Templates

B-1: Creating a custom template
B-2: Creating a drawing based on a template

Unit 3 : Custom shape design

Topic A: * Special drawing operations

A-1: Creating complex shapes by using basic shapes

Topic B: * Shape behaviour and events

B-1: Specifying a behaviour for a double-click action
B-2: Adding a lock behaviour to an image

Topic C: * Custom stencils

C-1: Creating shapes for a stencil
C-2: Modifying a shape by using a ShapeSheet
C-3: Adding a predefined action to a shape
C-4: Adding and editing stencil shapes
C-5: Customizing stencil shapes
C-6: Saving a stencil

Unit 4 : Business diagrams and Web site mapping

Topic A: * Block, tree, and onion diagrams

A-1: Creating a block diagram

Topic B: * Flowcharts

B-1: Creating a workflow diagram
B-2: Creating a cross-functional flowchart

Topic C: * Organization charts

C-1: Comparing organization charts
C-2: Creating an organization chart by importing data

Topic D: * Project management diagrams

D-1: Creating timelines
D-2: Creating a PERT chart
D-3: Creating a Gantt chart

Topic E: * Web site maps

E-1: Generating a Web site map
E-2: Viewing link information
E-3: Generating a report of Web site links

Unit 5 : Integrating Visio with other programs

Topic A: * Integration with Microsoft Word

A-1: Embedding a Visio drawing in a Word document
A-2: Linking a Word document
A-3: Using drag-and-drop

Topic B: * Integration with PowerPoint

B-1: Inserting drawings in PowerPoint
B-2: Linking a presentation to a Visio drawing

Topic C: * Integration with Microsoft Outlook

C-1: Creating a calendar
C-2: Importing calendar data from Outlook

Topic D: * Working with Web-enabling features

D-1: Linking a Visio drawing to a Word document
D-2: Converting a drawing to a Web page

Unit 6 : Software and database diagrams

TopicA: * Documenting software systems

A-1: Drawing a program window
A-2: Drawing a system diagram

Topic B: * Database model diagrams

B-1: Creating a database model diagram
B-2: Using the Reverse Engineer Wizard

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