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Course Information


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.

Course Objective

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.

Target Student

This course is designed for persons who have an understanding of basic workflows and the concept of end-to-end flowcharting.


Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge 


  • Opening a drawing within Visio
  • The shapes window
  • Shape window stencils
  • Masters
  • Quick shapes
  • The drawing window
  • The current drawing page
  • Splitting the window display
  • Minimizing the shapes window
  • Minimising the ribbon
  • Rulers
  • Page tabs
  • Scroll bars
  • Visio status bar
  • Zoom controls
  • Fit page to current window
  • Switching between Visio windows
  • Visio help
  • Help videos
  • Creating a new diagram
  • Using a different template
  • Searching for video templates
  • Adding shapes to the drawing area
  • The connector & pointer tools
  • Inserting a different shape
  • Adding text to the shape
  • Adding text to a connector
  • Deleting a connector
  • Moving , resizing & deleting shapes
  • Adding a background
  • Applying borders and titles
  • Applying design themes
  • Formatting commands
  • Changing the font type
  • Font size
  • Font style, bold, italic and underline
  • Font colour and case
  • More font formatting options
  • More paragraph formatting options
  • Horizontally text alignment
  • Vertical text alignment
  • Changing the line indent
  • Text rotation
  • Bullets
  • Shape fill colour
  • Shape line colour and thickness
  • Shape effects
  • Modifying connection arrows
  • Rounding shape corners
  • Grouping shapes
  • Ungrouping shapes
  • Ordering shapes
  • Bringing a shape to the front
  • Sending a shape to the back
  • Sending shapes forwards or backwards
  • Rotating a shape to the left or right
  • Free rotating a shape
  • Rotating text within a shape
  • Flipping a shape horizontally and vertically
  • Aligning shapes vertically and horizontally
  • Distributing shapes
  • Adjusting shape layout
  • Using curved connectors
  • Using straight connectors
  • Using right angle connectors
  • Setting line jump options
  • Snapping and gluing
  • Displaying the snap and glue dialog box
  • Using glue to shape
  • Using glue to connection point
  • Layers
  • Assigning a shape to a layer
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Moving between pages
  • Inserting a new page
  • Renaming , reordering & deleting pages
  • Creating a background page
  • Assigning a background page
  • Spell checking
  • Paper size and orientation
  • Print preview
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle