Training in Visio from Activia

Microsoft Visio Introduction (2010 to 2016)

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

This intensive, hands-on one-day training course has been designed for new users of Microsoft Visio 2010, 2013 or 2016, or for existing users who want a refresher using the latest version. Delegates will design and manage basic diagrams, workflow, and flowcharts.

Who Should Attend

This course is for people who have an understanding of the basic workflow and the concept of end-to-end flowcharting. They should also be competent in using a PC in the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the Visio interface and create a basic Visio document
  • Create a route map by using Visio features to work with shapes and text
  • Modify, format, and arrange shapes to enhance a basic diagram
  • Create process diagrams
  • Represent an organization hierarchy as a Visio diagram

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 8 modules.
Module 1
Introducing Microsoft Visio
Learning outcomes
Familiarising yourself with the Visio interface, its Ribbon, options and panes.
Topics covered
  • The Visio Interface
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customising the Ribbon
  • Using Task Panes
  • Module 2
    Working with Shapes and Stencils
    Learning outcomes
    Working with the many stencils and how to add and resize shapes.
    Topics covered
  • Working with Stencils
  • Adding and Resizing Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Module 3
    Controlling Shapes
    Learning outcomes
    Effectively aligning, grouping ordering and numbering shapes.
    Topics covered
  • Align and Distribute
  • Grouping and Ordering Shapes
  • Shape Numbering
  • Module 4
    Working with Text
    Learning outcomes
    How to add text to shapes and using the text block tool to add and select text for formatting and moving.
    Topics covered
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • The Text Block Tool
  • Freestanding Text Blocks
  • Module 5
    Linking Objects
    Learning outcomes
    Using connections points, the connector tool and Autoconnect to connect objects effectively.
    Topics covered
  • Linking Shapes
  • Connector Tool and Autoconnect
  • Connection Points Tool
  • Module 6
    Flowcharts and Process Diagrams
    Learning outcomes
    Creating flowcharts and process diagrams and using swim lanes to depict processes crossing over to different departments.
    Topics covered
  • Basic Flowcharts
  • Cross-Functional Flowcharts
  • Work Flow Diagrams
  • Module 7
    Finishing your Diagram
    Learning outcomes
    Adding backgrounds, borders and titles to your diagram and using themes to improve its presentation.
    Topics covered
  • Backgrounds
  • Borders and Titles
  • Themes
  • Module 8
    Organisation Charts
    Learning outcomes
    Using Visio to quickly and easily produce and align professional looking Organisation Charts.
    Topics covered
  • Adding Organisation Chart Shapes
  • Chart Layout
  • Customising the Chart

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