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Microsoft Visio Training

Microsoft Visio makes it easy for you to build visually compelling organisation charts, diagrams and Floor Plans which can be modified to meet your specific business needs. Using built-in Visio stencils, for example Floor Plans and using the Cubicles, Office Furniture, Walls, Doors and Windows stencils you can show where employees sit or what equipment they have. In our Advanced courses you can learn how to create dashboards by linking data to your diagrams. So, if you run a Call Centre and have live call data your diagram can be updated live to show who is busy with customers and who is free.

Visio is such a brilliant tool if you need to see pictures of business processes, or engineering plans, or network diagrams you can easily create them.


Visio Level 1

  • Days of training:  One
  • Pre-requisites: Basic windows knowledge
Course Content

Getting Started

  • Starting Visio
  • Using Stencils
  • Using Toolbars
  • Using the Shape Explorer
  • Closing Visio

Using Visio Basics

  • Opening a File
  • Moving Between Pages in a Drawing
  • Adding, Reordering, and Deleting Pages
  • Saving a Visio File
  • Closing a Visio File
  • Using Print Preview
  • Using Page Setup
  • Printing a Drawing

Creating a Drawing

  • Starting a Drawing
  • Adding Master Shapes to a Drawing
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Zooming In and Out in the Drawing
  • Understanding Shapes Components

Connecting Shapes

  • Using Connectors
  • Connecting Shapes Automatically
  • Manipulating Connectors
  • Using the Connector Tool
  • Using Control Handles
  • Adding Connection Points

Working with Text

  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Creating Text-Only Shapes
  • Editing Existing Text
  • Modifying a Text Block
  • Formatting Text

Working with Shapes

  • Using the Drawing Tools
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Copying Shapes

Manipulating Shapes

  • Rotating Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Distributing Shapes
  • Creating and Using Guides

Altering Shapes

  • Changing the Stacking Order of Shapes
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
  • Changing Double-Click Behaviour

Visio Level 2

  • Days of training:  One
  • Pre-requisites: Basic windows knowledge
Course Content

Creating and Modifying Styles

  • Applying Styles
  • Creating a Template

Working with Stencils and Master Shapes

  • Creating a Stencil
  • Creating a Master Shape
  • Using the Master Drawing Window
  • Protecting Shapes and Documents
  • Changing Shape Behaviour
  • Using Automatic Layout

Merging Shapes

  • Using the Union Command
  • Using the Subtract Command
  • Using the Fragment Command
  • Using the Combine Command
  • Using the Intersect Command

Using Background Pages

  • Creating a Background Page
  • Assigning a Background Page
  • Displaying and Modifying Background and Foreground Pages

Working with Layers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating a Layer
  • Assigning a Shape to a Layer
  • Displaying Individual Layers
  • Setting Layer Properties
  • Removing a Layer

Inserting Pictures and Objects

  • Inserting a Picture
  • Inserting Fields
  • Embedding an Object
  • Linking an Object

Working with ShapeSheets

  • Understanding the ShapeSheet
  • Changing ShapeSheet Properties
  • Using the SmartShape Wizard

Using Special Features

  • Viewing Custom Properties of a Shape
  • Adding a Custom Property to a Shape
  • Using the Property Report Wizard
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Using a Hyperlink