About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code DVI2003B
Duration 1 Day

In this course you will learn the fundamental skills and create a directional map, a block diagram, a basic and a cross-functional flowchart, an organisation chart, and an office layout. As you create these drawings, you will learn techniques to drag and manipulate Visio master shapes, create connections between shapes, and apply styles to shapes, text, and pages. You will generate an organisation chart from imported data and edit custom properties to store additional information in your diagrams. You will learn shortcuts to enhance your productivity and use unique tools designed for each type of drawing.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for users who have little or no experience using Visio 2003 Professional, and who needs to learn the basic skills that are necessary in order to begin to use this program effectively


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

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the various types of drawings you can create using Visio and navigate in a Visio document
  • Drag shapes from Visio stencils and resize, rotate, align, and transform them
  • Increase your productivity with smart features, such as numbering shapes automatically, duplicating shapes quickly, and grouping and aligning
  • Create a flowchart or a cross-functional flowchart
  • Create an organization chart manually or generate one from a text file
  • Create an office floor plan to scale


Lesson 1: An Overview of Visio

  • Topic 1A: Visio Documents
  • Topic 1B: Elements of the Visio Window
  • Topic 1C: Visio Navigation

Lesson 2: Basic Skills: Creating a Directional Map

  • Topic 2A: Using Stencils
  • Topic 2B: Saving Files
  • Topic 2C: Manipulating Shapes
  • Topic 2D: Adding Text
  • Topic 2E: Stacking Order

Lesson 3: Basic Diagram Skills

  • Topic 3A: Enhancing Productivity
  • Topic 3B: Managing Shapes
  • Topic 3C: Applying Styles

Lesson 4: Flowcharts

  • Topic 4A: Connecting Shapes
  • Topic 4B: Page Styles
  • Topic 4C: Cross-functional Flowcharts

Lesson 5: Organization Charts

  • Topic 5A: Creating an Organization Chart
  • Topic 5B: Organization Chart Data Wizard

Lesson 6: Floor Plan

  • Topic 6A: Creating an Office Layout
  • Topic 6B: Drawing Scale
Specialist Course

1 Day

Microsoft Visio
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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