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This course is taught using Microsoft Office 2016, which covers versions 2013 and 2016, as well as the interface with Office 365.

Course Overview

Microsoft® Visio stands out among similar applications because of its unique ability to draw a wide variety of diagrams, flowcharts, workflows, and organization structures—anything that can be represented by shapes connected by lines. Most importantly, these shapes can be rearranged and with corresponding lines remaining intact. Visio has improved over the years as features common among Microsoft® Office applications have been added. Today, Visio is well integrated with other members of the Office family as well as Microsoft's cloud-based services. This greatly enriches the sharing and publishing of Visio drawings.

Microsoft® Visio: Part 1, you learned the basic skills needed to create and modify various Visio drawings. Microsoft® Visio: Part 2, you will learn about more advanced features—making you a more efficient and effective Visio user.

Target Audience

The target student for this course is a graphic designer, subject matter specialist, or other knowledge worker with basic Microsoft Visio skills (such as creating basic workflows and other diagrams) who needs to use Visio to create complex graphics and illustrations (such as floor plans, custom maps, and scientific illustrations) that may be linked to external data sources and may be inserted into other Microsoft Office files.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will examine advanced features to make you more efficient and effective. You will:

  • Enhance the look of drawings.
  • Create shapes, stencils, and templates.
  • Connect drawings to external data.
  • Leverage development tools.
  • Share drawings.
  • Use diagram standards (optional).

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Enhancing the Look of Drawings

  • Create a Microsoft Account and Sign in to Visio
  • Work with Shape Styles
  • Use 3D Shapes
  • Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles
  • Define Shape Styles

Lesson 2: Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates

  • Create Simple Custom Shapes
  • Create Custom Stencils
  • Create Custom Templates

Lesson 3: Connecting Drawings to External Data

  • Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet
  • Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet
  • Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File
  • Create a Timeline from a Project File
  • Connect a Map to an Access Database

Lesson 4: Leveraging Development Tools

  • Create Macros
  • Modify ShapeSheets
  • Build Advanced Shapes

Lesson 5: Sharing Drawings

  • Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive
  • Review Drawings
  • Insert Drawings into Other Office Files
  • Export Drawings
  • Print Drawings

Appendix A: Using Diagram Standards

  • Model Business Processes
  • Model Software Architecture

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