Introduction

Master the basics of Microsoft Vision on this two day course.

It will show you the key features and capabilities of Visio and get you using it as quickly as possible.

It is a hands-on course and includes plenty of time to try out what you are being taught, experiment for yourself and ask questions.

✔ A complete beginner’s Visio course that covers all of the basics.
✔ Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course, you will able to confidently transform ideas and information into clear charts.

You will learn how to:

  • Create flowcharts and cross-functional flowcharts.
  • Create Gantt charts and organisation charts.
  • Use and create shapes and custom stencils.
  • Print your drawings.

Am I Ready For This Course?

This course does not assume any prior knowledge of Visio.

So long as you have a basic working understanding of Windows applications you’ll be absolutely fine.

Your Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with plenty of refreshments and biscuits throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment, fully air-conditioned training facilities and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in the course to keep.
✔ A USB stick so that you can take the course exercises home.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance.

  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Drawing From a Template
  • The Visio Screen
  • How Microsoft Visio Works
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Minimising the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Customising the Status Bar
  • Saving a New Drawing

Stencils are Visio’s name for a palette of shapes, this can range from basic shapes to office furniture to network diagram symbols. Visio uses industry standard symbols in its stencils so that the drawings you produce will be understood worldwide.

  • Understanding Stencils
  • The Shapes Window
  • Quick Shapes
  • Using Quick Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Stencil
  • Opening a Stencil
  • Editing a Stencil
  • Closing a Stencil

Using shapes in Visio is simple, just drag and drop. You an then resize and alter your shape to suit your diagram. Once you have perfected your shape use time saving techniques to move it around, flip it, etc.

  • Placing Shapes From a Stencil
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Copying Cutting and Pasting Shapes
  • Duplicating Shapes
  • Rotating and Flipping Shapes
  • Ordering Shapes
  • Merging Shapes to Create New Shapes
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes Using the Dynamic Grid
  • Distributing Shapes
  • Changing Shapes
  • Using Snap and Glue
  • Applying Quick Styles
  • Formatting the Fill
  • Formatting Lines
  • Applying Effects
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Protecting Shapes
  • Connecting Shapes
  • Automatically Adding Connected Shapes
  • Connecting Existing Shapes
  • Inserting and Deleting Shapes
  • Adding Text to Connectors
  • Changing Connectors
  • Working With Connection Points
  • Formatting Connectors
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Formatting Text
  • Adding Text to the Page
  • Editing Text
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Aligning Text
  • Moving Text
  • Creating Bulleted Lists
  • Creating Tables
  • Spell Checking Text
  • Inserting Pages
  • Naming Pages
  • Duplicating Pages
  • Changing Page Order
  • Deleting Pages
  • Applying a Background Style
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Inserting a Logo
  • Assigning a Background Page to Other Pages
  • Page Size and Orientation
  • Understanding Page Tools
  • Zooming
  • Panning
  • Using the Pan and Zoom Window
  • Displaying Grids and Rulers
  • Changing Grids and Rulers
  • Setting Guides and Guide Points
  • Using Guides and Guide Points
  • Working With Rulers
  • Changing the Scale
  • Understanding Themes
  • Applying a Theme
  • Applying a Theme Variant
  • Highlighting Shapes With Quick Styles
  • Embellishing Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Theme
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours
  • Creating an Organisation Chart From Scratch
  • Adding Multiple Shapes
  • Changing a Position Type
  • Changing the Layout of Shapes
  • Changing the Spacing of Shapes
  • Creating a Team
  • Changing the Order of Shapes
  • Adding a Title
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Formatting an Organisation Chart
  • Adding Shape Data
  • Creating Shape Data Fields
  • Creating a Custom Shape and Stencil
  • Creating Master Shape Data Fields
  • Creating an Org Chart From Employee Data
  • Creating an Org Chart From a New Data File
  • Adding Employee Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Comparing Versions
  • Creating Synchronised Copies
  • Synchronising Subordinates
  • Creating a Calendar
  • Adding Appointments to a Calendar
  • Adding a Multiday Event to a Calendar
  • Adding Text to a Calendar
  • Adding Art to a Calendar
  • Adding a Thumbnail Month
  • Formatting Calendars
  • Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts
  • Creating a Cross Functional Flowchart
  • Adding Swimlanes
  • Adding Swimlane Labels
  • Adding Phases
  • Adding Shapes
  • Adjusting Swimlanes and Phases
  • Formatting Cross Functional Charts
  • Understanding Gantt Charts
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Options
  • Creating a Gantt Chart
  • Entering Task Details
  • Creating Subtasks
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks
  • Adding and Deleting Tasks
  • Adding Milestones
  • Adding and Hiding Columns
  • Navigating a Gantt Chart
  • Formatting Task Bars
  • Managing the Timescale
  • Exporting From a Gantt Chart
  • Importing Data Into a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Gantt Charts