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Microsoft Visio Introduction

Microsoft Visio Training Courses

This one day Microsoft Office Visio 2013 introduction training course looks at Microsoft's diagramming application. This Visio training course will help you make the most of Visio’s exciting features. Highlights of the course include how to set up a new diagrams, creating basic diagrams, using the new Auto Connect feature and accessing Visio’s many templates and sample diagrams.


The course begins with a look at how to open Visio as well as how to create, open, and save drawings. Delegates will leran how to open Visio  as well as how to create, open, and save drawings. Delegates will learn how to select, move, rotate, resize, duplicate, and delete shape and also how to apply a shape style, change the fill, change the line color, and add effects. 

Delegates will learn how to use Auto Align, Auto Space, and Auto Align and Space and how to change the layout of a page and how to rotate the entire visio diagram. Delegates will be taught how to insert pictures (online and local) charts, CAD drawings, and text boxes.


The course then switches to look at text. Delegates will learn to change font face, size, and color, apply text effects, use the Text dialog, change text alignment and rotate text.


Delegates will learn ways to format a page, including how to change the theme, choose a variant, apply a background, and apply borders and titles.They will further develop their skills with managing pages by learning how to insert pages, browse through pages, rename pages, delete pages, and create background pages.


Finally, this Microsoft Visio Introduction course concludes with how to print and share drawings. Topics include how to use presentation mode, save a drawing as PDF, XPS, or as an image, print or e-mail a drawing and share a drawing on OneDrive.


Versions: 2003, 2010, 2013



Course Type: In- House, Instructor led.


Duration: 1 day


Certificate: Certificate of completion


Course Content


Module 1:The Basics

Getting Started
Signing In
Creating a New Drawing
Saving a Drawing
Opening a Drawing


Module 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


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


Module 4: Formatting Shapes
Applying a Shape Style
Changing the Fill Colour
Changing the Line Colour
Adding Effects


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


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




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


Module 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


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


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


Module 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


Module 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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