Visio -The Practical Way

This course teaches the basic functions and features of Visio Professional. Students will learn how to use stencils, scale and resize objects, draw basic shapes and compound lines, and arrange objects. They will also learn how to create diagrams, work with text, apply formatting, work with background pages, and set file and print properties. Finally, students will create network and brainstorming diagrams, set shape properties, and create reports.

Students will learn how to work with layers, create custom shapes, themes, stencils and templates, and create business and project management diagrams. They will also learn how to integrate Visio with other Office programs, and create software and database diagrams.

Getting Started
The Visio interface
Windows, stencils, and objects

Drawing Tools
Basic shapes and lines
Compound lines
Editing objects

Basic Diagrams
Planning a diagram
Creating a basic diagram
Working with text 
Organization charts

Formatting Drawings
Formatting text
Formatting shapes and lines

Working with Pages
File and print properties
Working with background pages
Working with links

Network and Brainstorming Diagrams
Network diagrams
Rack diagrams
Brainstorming diagrams

Customization and Reporting
Layout and connection techniques
Shape properties

Creating Technical Layouts
Drawing scales
Displaying shape dimensions

Custom Themes and Templates
Custom themes
Custom templates

Custom Shapes and Stencils
Special drawing operations
Shape behaviors 
Custom stencils

Business Diagrams and Web Site Mapping
Block, tree, and onion diagrams
Organization charts
Project management diagrams
Web site maps

Integrating Visio with Other Programs
Integration with Microsoft Word
Integration with PowerPoint
Integration with Microsoft Outlook
Working with Web-enabling features

Software and Database Diagrams
Documenting software systems
Database model diagrams