Microsoft Visio 2010 Level 1 (Basic)

Switch version: 2019/2016/2013

Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Visio is a graphic-based program that allows users to create flowcharts, organization charts, floor plans for offices, homes and computer networks, create scheduling tools and display project data using Gantt charts and timelines as well as a variety of business charts and tools.

Learning Objectives:
Students will learn how to integrate structured business graphics into documents and presentations to communicate ideas in a more effective and compelling way, using shape properties and interactions, creating custom shapes, stencils and styles, and by connecting to external data sources to create professional looking results. You will:
  • Create and Save a New Drawing
  • Use the Shapes Pane
  • Add Shapes to a Drawing
  • Connect, Move, Rotate and Duplicate Shapes
  • Format Shapes Using Fill Patterns and Colours
  • Create Text Boxes
  • Format Text
  • Add Effects to Shapes and Text
  • Use Auto Align and Spacing Techniques
  • Change the Layout of the Page
  • Add Screen Tips
  • Insert Multiple Pages
  • Change Document Theme
  • Apply a Page Background
  • Add Borders and Titles
  • Rename and Delete Pages
  • Create Background Pages
  • Modify Page Orientation
  • Add Headers and Footers
  • Print Documents
  • Create a New Stencil
  • Add and Remove Shapes from a Stencil
  • Delete a Stencil
  • Use Master Shapes
  • Insert a Container
  • Use Callouts
  • Add Comments
  • Use Ink and Markup Tools
  • Link Data to Shapes
  • Create and Use Layers
Target Student:
This course is designed for those who wish to create professional visual effects within documents using pre-formatted templates to guide and structure the content. Basic computer knowledge is recommended.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Starting Out
Lesson 1.1: Meeting Microsoft Office Visio 2010
Lesson 1.2: Working with Visio Files
Lesson 1.3: Creating a Diagram
Lesson 1.4: Using the Shapes Pane
Lesson 1.5: Connecting Shapes
Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in Visio

Section 2: Understanding and Customizing the Visio Interface
Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted
Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar
Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups
Lesson 2.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Section 3: Overview of the Command Tabs
Lesson 3.1: The Home Tab
Lesson 3.2: The Insert Tab
Lesson 3.3: The Design Tab
Lesson 3.4: The Data Tab
Lesson 3.5: The Review Tab
Lesson 3.6: The View Tab

Section 4: Creating Diagrams
Lesson 4.1: Starting Points for Your Diagrams
Lesson 4.2: Using Visio's Editing Tools
Lesson 4.3: Editing Shapes
Lesson 4.4: Formatting Shapes
Lesson 4.5: Arranging Shapes

Section 5: Doing More with Diagrams
Lesson 5.1: Formatting Text, Part 1
Lesson 5.2: Formatting Text, Part 2
Lesson 5.3: Working with Text Blocks
Lesson 5.4: Adding Freeform Shapes

Section 6: Printing and Viewing Your Diagram
Lesson 6.1: Using Visio's Viewing Tools
Lesson 6.2: Working with Pages
Lesson 6.3: Polishing Your Diagram
Lesson 6.4: Preparing a Diagram for Printing
Lesson 6.5: Printing Your Diagram

Section 7: Creating Popular Diagrams
Lesson 7.1: Creating Process Diagrams
Lesson 7.2: Validating Process Diagrams
Lesson 7.3: Creating Cross-Functional Flowcharts
Lesson 7.4: Creating Organization Charts
Lesson 7.5: Working with Organization Charts

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