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This course with hands on labs provides you with the knowledge and skills to become familiar with fundamental features and functionality of Microsoft Visio 2013.

This course includes access to our exclusive Microsoft Office Online Support Program, enabling you to build your skills and expertise after class. The program provides 24x7 access for 60 days to online mentoring via chat from Microsoft Office experts.

  • Create, open, close, and save drawing files; and work with stencils and drawing pages
  • Use the drawing features in Visio, including the drawing tools, master shapes, and formatting tools; and formatting drawing pages using themes, variants, and quick styles
  • Use the text editing and formatting tools available in Visio 2013
  • Use shape connectors, and become familiar with methods of connecting shapes and glue types, as well as connecting organization chart shapes
  • Add headers and footers to a drawing, create and apply background pages, and preview drawing files
  • Use the find shape command to locate shapes on stencils, and use the spelling dialog box to check for and correct spelling errors


New Microsoft Visio 2013 users

1. Getting Started with Visio 2013

  • Understanding Visio Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Identifying Window Components
  • Creating Drawings
  • Opening Visio Files and Graphics
  • Working with Stencils and Shapes
  • Working with Drawing Pages
  • Viewing Drawings

2. Creating Drawings

  • Understanding Drawings
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Editing Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Arranging Shapes
  • Using Advanced Drawing Tools
  • Using Themes, Variants, and Quick Styles

3. Working with Text

  • Understanding Text Basics
  • Working with Text and Shapes
  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Text

4. Connectors and Glue

  • Using Connectors and Glue
  • Choosing a Connector Type
  • Choosing the Method of Connecting Shapes
  • Using Glue
  • Connecting Organization Chart Shapes

5. Previewing and Printing

  • Setting Up Pages
  • Setting Up Headers and Footers
  • Defining Background Pages
  • Printing and Previewing

6. Visio Tools

  • Searching for Shapes
  • Checking Spelling

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