Office Productivity Microsoft Visio 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013

10.00 10.00

  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 1.75 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Microsoft Visio users

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In this online training series, we will learn how to install, uninstall, and update Visio 2013. We will learn about the backstage view and how to create a drawing. By using features like stencils and shapes including the shapes window, we will create and change shape properties and options, and learn all there is to know about Visio 2013's features. We will also work with pages, backgrounds and layers, create an organization chart, and a flowchart.

Topics Covered

Getting Started

  • What you will learn in this training
  • Understanding Microsoft Visio
  • Introducing the Visio product family
  • Installing Visio 2013
  • Updating Visio 2013
  • Uninstalling Visio 2013
  • Accessing the help options in Visio 2013


  • Using the Visio 2013 ribbon
  • Creating a new diagram
  • Using the shapes window / task pane
  • Opening and saving Visio files
  • Saving and exporting to other formats
  • Navigating and arranging views and documents

Using Stencils

  • Introducing stencils
  • Opening and closing stencils
  • Moving stencils around
  • Using the document stencil
  • Creating a new stencil

Working with Shapes

  • Adding and removing shapes
  • Searching for shapes
  • Using My Shapes
  • Using control points
  • Formatting shapes
  • Cloning shapes
  • Grouping and ungrouping shapes

Connecting Shapes

  • Introducing connectors
  • Using glue
  • Using AutoConnect
  • Working with connection points
  • Formatting connectors
  • Controlling shape layout
  • Working with advanced shape layout

Adding Text to a Drawing

  • Using the Visio text tools
  • Using text blocks
  • Using the text tool and the format painter tool
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Rotating text
  • Using the format painter

Precision Work

  • Using the drawing grid
  • Using the dynamic grid
  • Setting the drawing scale
  • Using zoom controls
  • Using the drawing explorer
  • Using guides
  • Managing snap and glue options
  • Aligning shapes
  • Distributing shapes

Using Layers

  • Working with layers
  • Adding a layer to a drawing
  • Assigning a shape to a layer
  • Hiding a layer
  • Locking a layer
  • Removing a layer

Working with Pages

  • Working with multiple pages
  • Adding a page
  • Renaming a page
  • Reordering pages
  • Deleting a page
  • Creating a background page
  • Assigning and removing backgrounds
  • Using the page layout options
  • Using print preview
  • Discovering print options

Using Markup Tools

  • Using the Visio markup tools
  • Adding comments
  • Using revision tracking
  • Accepting and rejecting changes

Adding Custom Data to Diagrams

  • Using custom properties
  • Adding custom properties
  • Creating Visio 2013 reports
  • Creating a pivot diagram

Spicing Up a Diagram

  • Adding clip art
  • Adding title blocks
  • Using callouts and annotations
  • Using Visio viewer

Creating Drawings

  • Creating an organization chart
  • Creating a flowchart

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