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Microsoft Visio 2003 Tutorial


Microsoft Visio 2003 is a scalable, powerful drawing application that can be used to conceptualize and visualize just about any business process. Whether creating network diagrams, flowcharts, calendars, or organizational charts, Visio can make a professional drafter out of practically anyone. Expert trainer Timothy Warner provides you with easy-to-follow instruction and gives you the tools you need to develop intermediate-level Visio 2003 skills quickly and easily. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Visio 2003 lessons.

Introducing Microsoft Visio 2003

Course Overview
Visio Product Versions
Installing Visio 2003
Updating Visio 2003
Uninstalling Visio 2003

Navigating Microsoft Visio 2003

Touring the Visio 2003 Interface
Creating a New Diagram pt. 1
Creating a New Diagram pt. 2
Using Toolbars
Panning and Zooming pt. 1
Panning and Zooming pt. 2
Panning and Zooming pt. 3
Saving and Opening Visio Diagrams
Exporting to Alternate File Formats
Printing a Diagram

Getting Assistance in Visio 2003

Using Online Assistance pt. 1
Using Online Assistance pt. 2
Online Content Settings
Visio 2003 Downloads
Visio 2003 Viewer
The Detect and Repair Tool

Using Stencils

Introducing Stencils pt. 1
Introducing Stencils pt. 2
Opening and Closing Stencils
Creating a New Stencil
Adding Shapes to a Stencil
Modifying Stencils

Working with Shapes

Adding Shapes to a Diagram
Resizing and Rotating Shapes
Aligning and Distributing Shapes pt. 1
Aligning and Distributing Shapes pt. 2
Adding Text to Shapes
Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
Layering Shapes
Shape Operations
Formatting Shapes pt. 1
Formatting Shapes pt. 2
Using Color Schemes
Using the Drawing Tools pt. 1
Using the Drawing Tools pt. 2

Connecting Shapes

Common Connector Mistakes
Connection Points
Shape-to-Shape Connections
Point-to-Point Connections
Automatically Connecting Shapes
Connector Types
Stencil-Based Connectors
Adjusting Connector Behavior pt. 1
Adjusting Connector Behavior pt. 2
Adding Text to Connectors

Formatting Text

Text Boxes and Text Blocks
Character Formatting
Paragraph Formatting
Using Format Painter
Callouts and Annotations pt. 1
Callouts and Annotations pt. 2
Creating Tables pt. 1
Creating Tables pt. 2
Using Spell-Checker
AutoCorrect Options pt. 1
AutoCorrect Options pt. 2

Precision Work with Visio 2003

Drawing Scale
Ruler and Grid Options pt. 1
Ruler and Grid Options pt. 2
Snap and Glue Options
Guides and Guide Points
The Size and Position Window
Cleaning up the Workspace
The View Toolbar

Working with Pages

Working with Multiple Pages
Inserting and Removing Pages
Renaming and Reordering Pages
Adding Background Pages
Adding Page Backgrounds
Rotating Pages
Hyperlinking Between Pages pt. 1
Hyperlinking Between Pages pt. 2

Using Layers

Creating a New Layer
Assigning Shapes to Layers
Showing and Hiding Layers
Locking and Unlocking Layers

Adding Custom Data to Visio Diagrams

Using Custom Properties pt. 1
Using Custom Properties pt. 2
Using Custom Properties pt. 3
Creating Reports pt. 1
Creating Reports pt. 2
Exporting to a Database pt. 1
Exporting to a Database pt. 2

Adding Pizzazz to Drawings

Adding a Page Border
Adding a Title Object
Adding Clip Art pt. 1
Adding Clip Art pt. 2
Adding Clip Art pt. 3
Inserting Images

Integrating Visio with Microsoft Office

Embedding Visio Diagrams into Office Docs
Linking Visio Diagrams into Office Docs
Creating Visio Docs inside Office Docs
Linking & Embedding Office Data into Visio

Customizing Visio 2003

Customizing General Options
Customizing the Toolbars pt. 1
Customizing the Toolbars pt. 2
Creating Visio Templates

Creating Block Diagrams

Creating a Block Diagram pt. 1
Creating a Block Diagram pt. 2
Block Diagram w/ Perspective

Creating Organizational Charts

Creating an Org Chart pt. 1
Creating an Org Chart pt. 2
The Organization Chart Wizard

Creating Flowchart Diagrams

Creating a Basic Flowchart pt. 1
Creating a Basic Flowchart pt. 2
Cross-Functional Flowcharts pt. 1
Cross-Functional Flowcharts pt. 2

Creating IT Diagrams

Basic Network Diagrams pt. 1
Basic Network Diagrams pt. 2
Server Rack Diagrams pt. 1
Server Rack Diagrams pt. 2
Using Third-Party Stencils

Creating Building Plan Diagrams

Creating an Office Layout pt. 1
Creating an Office Layout pt. 2

Creating Maps

Creating a Directional Map pt. 1
Creating a Directional Map pt. 2
Creating a 3-D Map pt. 1
Creating a 3-D Map pt. 2

Creating Charts and Graphs

Charts and Graphs pt. 1
Charts and Graphs pt. 2

Creating Project Schedule Diagrams

Creating Calendars pt. 1
Creating Calendars pt. 2
Creating Timelines pt. 1
Creating Timelines pt. 2

Credits

Useful Web Sites
About the Author


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