Microsoft Visio Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

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.

Prerequisites

Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline

Getting Started with Visio 2013

  • Navigate the Visio Environment
  • Use Backstage Commands
  • Save a File

Creating a Workflow Diagram

  • Use Drawing Components
  • Modify a Drawing
  • Callouts and Groups

Creating an Organization Chart

  • Create a Basic Organization Chart
  • Modify an Organization Chart

Making a Floor Plan

  • Make a Basic Floor Plan
  • Model a Room Layout

Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

  • Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
  • Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Creating a Network Diagram

  • Network Diagrams
  • Use Shape Data
  • Use Layers

Styling a Diagram

  • Shape and Connector Styles
  • Themes and Variants
  • Use Containers