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    Microsoft Visio is designed to help users simplify complex information through simple, clear and understandable diagrams. Create and modify diagrams, charts, and other custom shapes and templates while also interacting with other Microsoft Office components such as Excel, Project, and Access.

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this course, users will be comfortable creating a variety of diagrams and charts and will be able to create custom stencils and custom shapes, as well as create master shapes and even custom templates. By connecting drawings to external data, you will be able to create charts and timelines from Microsoft Project files, as well as connect to Excel workbooks and Access databases. You will:

    • Create an organization chart
    • Do more with organization charts
    • Create a cross-functional flowchart
    • Modify a cross-functional flowchart
    • Create Gantt charts
    • Create network diagrams
    • Create SubProcesses
    • Use shape data
    • Use layers
    • Create custom stencils
    • Create simple custom shapes
    • Create master shapes
    • Create custom templates
    • Generate a pivot diagram from an Excel spreadsheet
    • Create a chart from a Project file
    • Create a timeline from a Project file
    • Connect to an Access database

    Target Student:
    This course is intended to help all users familiar with Microsoft Visio to get up to speed quickly with its more advanced features. We will cover different features of the interface, some common usage scenarios, connect drawings to outside resources such as Project, Excel, and Access, and cover some of the more advanced formatting options found in Microsoft Visio.

    Course Outline:

    Section 1: Doing More with Shapes
    Insert a Screen Tip
    Insert a Field
    Insert a Symbol
    Insert a Hyperlink

    Section 2: Working with Containers
    Adding a Container
    Adding to and Removing Shapes from Containers
    Changing the Style of Containers
    Disbanding the Container

    Section 3: Adding Callouts
    Inserting a Callout
    Moving a Callout
    Resizing a Callout
    Changing the Callout Style

    Section 4: Using Layers
    About Layers
    Adding a Layer
    Assigning Shapes to a Layer
    Showing and Hiding Layers
    Adding Colour to Layers
    Locking a Layer

    Section 5: Working with Shape Data
    Create Fields
    Reuse Shape Data Fields
    Shape Data Sets
    Insert and Display Fields

    Section 6: Connecting Drawings to External Data
    Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet
    Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet
    Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File
    Create a Timeline from a Project File
    Connect to an Access Database

    Section 7: Using Data Graphics
    Inserting Data Graphics
    Creating Custom Data Graphics
    Editing Data Graphics
    Removing Data Graphics

    Section 8: Creating Shapes, Stencils and Templates
    Create a New Stencil
    Add and Remove Shapes
    Save Stencils
    Create Simple Custom Shapes
    Master Shapes vs. Regular Shapes
    Create a Master Shape from Scratch
    Create and Use Custom Templates

    Section 9: Creating SubProcesses
    Link SubProcesses Manually
    Edit SubProcess Links
    Link SubProcesses to an External Diagram

    Section 10: Creating an Organization Chart
    Organization Chart Wizard
    Add Positions
    Define Alternate Layouts
    Reorder Team Members
    Use Best Fit to Page
    Change Shape Styles
    Add Team Frames
    Add Pictures
    Create Synchronized Copies

    Section 11: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart
    Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart
    Add Swimlanes and Separators
    Add Shapes
    Change Orientation and Direction
    Modify Swimlane Margins
    Apply a Flowchart Style

    Section 12: Creating Gantt Charts
    Creating a Gantt Chart
    Entering Tasks, Dates, and Durations
    Adding Rows and Columns
    Configuring Working Time