Microsoft Visio: Introduction

Microsoft Visio Training Series | Level 1

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Microsoft® Visio® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 (Standard or Professional)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: May 19, 2020 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $345 CDN person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

Course Overview

This introductory Visio course is designed for those new to Visio who want to create professional-looking business and technical drawings. Students will build diagrams using templates,  stencils and master shapes and will use various tools to enhance these diagrams using shapes, tools and formatting strategies. Different types of drawings will be created including flow charts, organization charts, floor plans and brainstorming diagrams.

Prerequisite: Comfortable using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us for more information.

Related training: View all Microsoft Visio courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Working in Microsoft Visio Environment

  • Creating a drawing from a template
  • Overview of master shapes, stencils and templates
  • Working with the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Parts of the Visio window
  • Displaying and hiding the Shapes window
  • Scrolling in a document
  • Zooming in and out quickly and easily
  • Changing the measurement system
  • Setting the scale

Inserting and Manipulating Basic Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes using the Shapes window
  • Using the dynamic grid
  • Resizing  and repositioning shapes
  • Rotating shapes
  • Duplicating shapes
  • Key settings for shapes
  • Using different stencils
  • Finding shapes
  • Grouping objects
  • Aligning and distributing objects

Formatting Shapes

  • Using themes
  • Applying text and fill colours
  • Adding line/border formatting
  • Enhancing shapes with special effects

Inserting and Manipulating Text

  • Adding text to shapes
  • Rotating text in shapes
  • Editing text
  • Formatting shape text

Connecting Shapes

  • Connecting shapes in different ways
  • Dynamic vs static connectors
  • Selecting connectors
  • Deleting connectors
  • Changing connectors
  • Different types of glue
  • Automatically connecting shapes

Creating Master Shapes and Custom Stencils

  • Creating and saving a custom stencil
  • Adding new master shapes to a custom stencil
  • Renaming new master shapes

Inserting Images

  • Inserting images
  • Resizing an image using different strategies
  • Applying formatting to images

Working with Pages

  • Inserting pages
  • Naming pages
  • Duplicating pages
  • Changing page order
  • Deleting pages

Applying Background Pages

  • Applying background pages with headers and footers
  • Creating a background page
  • Naming a background page
  • Applying a background page to a drawing page

Working with Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Assigning shapes to layers
  • Displaying specific layers
  • Deleting a layer

Using Containers

  • Inserting containers
  • Adding shapes to containers
  • Locking containers

Creating Basic and Cross-Functional Flowcharts

  • Creating basic flowcharts
  • Connecting shapes automatically
  • Making point-to-point connections
  • Routing connectors
  • Using line-curve connectors
  • Creating cross-functional flow charts
  • Adding swimlanes

Creating Organization Charts

  • Designing an organization chart from scratch
  • Inserting subordinates
  • Adding multiple shapes quickly
  • Creating an organization chart from Excel data
  • Changing styles
  • Changing spacing

Creating Brainstorming Diagrams

  • Adding shapes to a brainstorming diagram
  • Connecting brainstorming shapes
  • Formatting the shapes

Designing Floor Plans

  • Creating a floor plan
  • Adding space
  • Adding walls
  • Drawing to scale
  • Adding doors, windows and furniture

Previewing and Printing

  • Previewing a drawing
  • Specifying print options

Register

Register Now for a public course at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Do you need more information? Contact us!

For an overview of the differences between Visio Standard and Professional versions, check out our Comparison of Microsoft Visio Standard vs Professional.

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Microsoft Visio: Introduction (Toronto training course)
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