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Microsoft Visio

Duration:1 Day (10 am to 5 pm with one hour lunch break)

Cost: $899 + HST

Course Description

Overview: Students will learn basic concepts for creating flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts, and organization charts. This includes learning the basics for using and creating shapes, printing drawings, creating custom stencils, and many time-saving shortcuts and techniques designed to increase user productivity.

Benefits: Students will learn how to fully utilize Visio's drawing features to create professional-looking drawings with increased efficiency. Each project gives you challenging business problems to solve while learning how to create diagrams. Many of the techniques demonstrate the most efficient ways to create diagrams and manage your drawings.

Performance-Based Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

*Identify Visio file types
* Understand the workings of the drawing window
* Draw basic objects and reshape them
* Import graphics into a drawing
* Identify master shapes and stencils
* Create custom properties for shapes
* Create basic flowcharts
* Create cross-functional flowcharts
* Create organization charts
* Know how to use the Page Layout Wizard
* Know how to use the Organization Chart Wizard
* Understand how to create organization charts from a spreadsheet
* Setup spreadsheets for company data to be converted to organization charts
* Print files
* Create custom stencils

Course Content

Lesson 1: Before You Begin


Getting Ready

Loading The Project Files

Software You Will Need Installed

Curriculum Overview

About The Manual

Chapter Overviews

Manual Conventions

Lesson 2: Learning Your Way Around

Visio Standard Overview

Starting A New File

The Interface

Standard File Types

Changing View Settings

Panning Across The Page

Navigating Pages

Opening Additional Stencils

Manipulating Stencils

Selection Techniques

Scaling And Resizing Objects

Lesson 3 Basic Techniques

Drawing Tools Overview

Drawing Closed Shapes

Creating Open Shapes

Reshaping With The Pencil Tool

Drawing Compound Lines

Drawing With Precision

Using The Size And Position Window

Duplicating Objects Quickly

Aligning Objects

Distributing Objects

Quick Analysis Of Connected Drawings

Rotating Objects

Lesson 4: Creating a Basic Flow Diagram

Flowcharting Tips

Understanding Master Shapes

Placing Shapes

Adding Shapes With The Rubber Stamp Tool

Connecting Shapes

Using The Connector Tool

The Connect Shapes Command

Adjusting Connection Lines

Connecting Shapes Automatically

Basic Text Features

Adding Text To Shapes

Adding Text To Lines

Adjusting Text Blocks

Rotating Text Blocks

Formatting Basics

Formatting Text

Formatting Text Blocks

Formatting Shapes

Formatting Lines

Adding A Background Shape

Dynamic Connectors

Lesson 5: Cross-functional Flowcharting

Quick Overview

Setting The Layout

Understanding Functional Bands

Setting File Properties

Page And Printer Setup

Creating Background Pages

Adding Fields

Adding Text To The Layout

Formatting The Functional Bands

Creating Custom Colors

Adding Separators

Managing Functional Bands

Adding Connection Points

Adding Detail Pages

Linking Diagrams

Linking To Other Pages

Creating An Off-Page Reference

Creating Hyperlinks

Linking To Multiple Files

Lesson 6: Creating Organization Charts

Quick Overview

Using The Page Layout Wizard

Importing Graphics

Creating The Organization Chart

Adjusting Shape Placement

Creating Entire Groups

Overriding The Layout

Managing Detail

Creating Synchronized Copies

Custom Properties

Organization Chart Wizard

Using The Sample Spreadsheet

Updating The Chart With The Wizard

Printing Your Charts

Lesson 7: Creating Custom Stencils

Creating Custom Stencils

The Stencil Toolbar

Creating New Shapes

Adding Shapes To The Stencil

Adding Imported Shapes

Editing Master Shapes

Saving The Stencil

Using The Custom Stencil


For more information, please call us at 647-430-7478 or email us

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