Visio 2013 Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
Microsoft Visio is a very powerful digital diagramming tool which allows users to create a wide range of diagrams and charts such as flow charts, database diagrams and mind maps. It features vector-based graphics that allow diagrams to be resized to incredibly large and small sizes, and manipulated easily, without loss of clarity.

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will become familiar with Visio and its features. You will learn how to insert and work with drawings, and to format and arrange various shapes. Additionally, you’ll insert other objects such as pictures, text boxes, charts, and CAD drawings. Formatting and managing pages will be covered, as well as learning how to apply the finishing touches to polish and distribute your work. You will:
  • Create professional diagrams quickly with shapes, using formatting options and tools
  • Learn how to use the Shapes Pane
  • Add shapes and use connectors
  • Arrange shapes using Auto Align and Auto Space
  • Work with formatting text
  • Insert charts, CAD drawings, local and online pictures, and text boxes
  • Format page themes, variants, and backgrounds
  • Insert pages and background pages
  • Use Presentation Mode
  • Use multiple methods to save and distribute your drawings
Target Student:
Visio is a very adaptable program that can be used by almost everyone, whether students or professionals in an enterprise environment, to increase productivity and improve the communication of ideas. This course is for all new Visio users to help them become familiar with the program and how they can use it to create professional diagrams, to brainstorm ideas, design organizational charts, or illustrate business processes.

Course Outline:
Section 1: The Basics
Getting Started
Signing In
Creating a New Drawing
Saving a Drawing
Opening a Drawing

Section 2: Your First Drawing
Understanding the Shapes Pane
Adding Shapes to a Drawing
Connecting Shapes
Using Drag and Drop
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
Using Undo and Redo

Section 3: Working with Shapes
Selecting Shapes
Moving Shapes
Rotating Shapes
Resizing Shapes
Duplicating Shapes
Deleting Shapes

Section 4: Formatting Shapes
Applying a Shape Style
Changing the Fill Color
Changing the Line Color
Adding Effects

Section 5: Arranging Shapes
Using Auto Align
Using Auto Space
Using Auto Align & Space
Changing the Layout of the Page
Rotating the Diagram

Section 6: Formatting Text
Changing the Font Face, Size, and Color
Applying Text Effects
Using the Text Dialog
Changing Text Alignment
Rotating Text

Section 7: Inserting Art and Objects
Inserting Online Pictures
Inserting Local Pictures
Inserting Charts
Inserting CAD Drawings
Inserting Text Boxes

Section 8: Formatting the Page
Changing the Theme of the Current Page
Choosing a Variant for the Current Page
Applying a Page Background
Adding Borders and Titles

Section 9: Managing Pages
Inserting Pages
Browsing Through Pages
Renaming Pages
Deleting Pages
Creating Background Pages

Section 10: The Finishing Touches
Checking Spelling
Modifying Page Size
Modifying Page Orientation
Using Page Setup
Adding Headers and Footers

Section 11: Printing and Sharing Your Drawings
Using Presentation Mode
Saving a Drawing as PDF or XPS
Saving a Drawing as an Image
Printing a Drawing
E-Mailing a Drawing
Sharing Your Drawings on OneDrive, Twitter, and Facebook

Section 12: Customizing the Interface
Expanding and Collapsing the Ribbon
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
Resetting Interface Changes
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