Overview

Microsoft Visio allows users to create, design and manage visually engaging diagrams, maps, and drawings. This two-day course takes users from the fundamental skills up to advanced techniques.

This course is suitable for users of Microsoft Visio 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 Standard or Professional editions. If you're attending at a QA location, the course will be delivered on Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional

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Prerequisites

  • An appreciation of drawing applications and design concepts
  • Familiarity with mouse and keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close

Dual monitor setup is required for when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Navigate drawings in Microsoft Visio
  • Customise the Visio environment
  • Work with templates
  • Create and modify shapes
  • Create organisation charts ad flowcharts
  • Enhance diagrams through formatting
  • Work with other applications to import and export data
  • Customise shapes and stencils
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Course Outline

Module 1 – Getting Started with Visio

  • Exploring the Visio Interface
  • Customising the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using Backstage Commands


Module 2 – Shape and Drawing Basics

  • Template Selection
  • Adding Basic Shapes
  • Open and Closed Shapes
  • Manipulating Shapes
  • Task Panes
  • Adding Text to Shapes and Text Manipulation
  • Numbering Shapes
  • Connecting Shapes
  • Manipulating Connecting Points


Module 3 – Building Organisation Charts

  • Manually Creating an Organisation Chart
  • Creating Organisation Charts with the Wizard
  • Breaking the Organisation Chart across Pages
  • Modifying the Layout of an Organisation Chart

Module 4 – Creating a Flowchart

  • Creating a Basic Flowchart
  • 3D Workflow Diagrams
  • Cross-Functional Flowchart
  • Hyperlinks

Module 5 – Formatting Diagrams

  • Shape Formatting
  • Applying Themes and a Background
  • Creating a Style
  • Adding Borders and Titles
  • Working with Layers

Module 6 – Working with External Data

  • PivotDiagrams
  • Linking Shapes to External Data
  • Linking a Drawing to another Application


Module 7 – Custom Stencils and Shapes

  • Introduction to Custom Shapes
  • Importing Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Shape
  • Creating a Custom Stencil
  • Creating a Custom Template
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Special Notices

Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

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