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Microsoft Visio 2007 Tutorial


Microsoft Visio 2007 makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex ideas. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance. Instead of static pictures, create data-connected Visio diagrams that display information and ideas. Whether creating network diagrams, flowcharts, calendars, or organizational charts, Visio can make a professional drafter out of practically anyone. author and Trainer Timothy Warner provides the user with easy-to-follow instructions for learning this powerful application. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Visio 2007 lessons.

Introducing Visio 2007

Course Overview
Understanding Visio 2007 Product Editions
Installing Visio 2007
Updating Visio 2007
Maintaining Visio 2007
Using Microsoft Office Diagnostics
Uninstalling Visio 2007

Navigating Visio 2007

Touring the Visio 2007 Interface
Accessing Sample Drawings
Creating a New Diagram
Using Menus and Toolbars
Using Undo and Redo
Using View Windows and the Task Pane
Saving and Opening Visio Drawings
Exporting to Alternate File Formats
Accessing Page Setup
Using Print Preview
Printing a Visio Drawing

Getting Help in Visio 2007

Configuring Online Content Settings
Using Online Assistance pt. 1
Using Online Assistance pt. 2
Using Online Assistance pt. 3
Accessing Visio 2007 Downloads
Using the Visio 2007 Viewer

Using Stencils

Introducing Stencils
Opening and Closing Stencils
Moving Stencils Around
Accessing the Document Stencil
Creating a New Stencil
Modifying Stencils

Working with Shapes

Adding Shapes to a Drawing
Searching for Shapes
Using My Shapes
Resizing and Rotating Shapes
Resizing and Rotating Lines
Cloning Shapes
Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
Advanced Shape Operations
Aligning and Distributing Shapes
Adding Text to Shapes
Formatting Shapes
Using the Drawing Tools
Using Themes

Connecting Shapes

Introducing Connection Points
Introducing Glue
Using AutoConnect
More About Connectors
Using Stencil-Based Connectors
Formatting Connectors
Controlling Shape Layout

Adding Text to a Drawing

Understanding Text Blocks pt. 1
Understanding Text Blocks pt. 2
Understanding Text Boxes pt. 1
Understanding Text Boxes pt. 2
Applying Character Formatting
Applying Paragraph Formatting
Understanding Shape Protection
Rotating Text
Using Format Painter
Adding Callouts and Annotations
Using the Spelling Checker
Accessing AutoCorrect Options

Working Precisely with Visio 2007

Using the Drawing Grid
Using the Dynamic Grid
Setting the Drawing Scale pt. 1
Setting the Drawing Scale pt. 2
Setting Snap and Glue Options
Using Guides and Guide Points pt. 1
Using Guides and Guide Points pt. 2
Using Zoom Controls pt. 1
Using Zoom Controls pt. 2
Panning and Zooming
Using the Size and Position Window
Using the Drawing Explorer

Working with Pages

Navigating Multi-Page Documents
Inserting and Removing Pages
Renaming and Reordering Pages
Assigning a Page Background
Converting Pages
Rotating Pages
Hyperlinking Between Pages
Using Hyperlink Navigation Shapes

Using Layers

Understanding Layers
Defining an Active Layer
Creating and Renaming Layers
Assigning Shapes to Layers
Showing and Hiding Layers
Color-Coding Layers
Locking and Unlocking Layers
Removing Layers

Adding Custom Data to a Visio Drawing

Add Shape Data to a Drawing
Defining Shape Data
Using Data Graphics pt. 1
Using Data Graphics pt. 2
Creating Reports pt. 1
Creating Reports pt. 2
Linking Shape Data pt. 1
Linking Shape Data pt. 2
Creating a PivotDiagram pt. 1
Creating a PivotDiagram pt. 2
Creating a PivotDiagram pt. 3

Using Visio 2007 Markup Tools

Adding Comments
Editing Comments
Tracking Changes pt. 1
Tracking Changes pt. 2
Tracking Changes pt. 3

Adding Pizzazz to Visio Drawings

Adding a Page Border
Adding Embellishments
Inserting Clip Art pt. 1
Inserting Clip Art pt. 2
Using the Clip Organizer
Using Office Online
Inserting Images

Customizing Visio 2007

Configuring Properties
Setting Global Options
Customizing the Toolbars pt. 1
Customizing the Toolbars pt. 2
Creating New Toolbars
Creating Visio Templates
Using Custom Stencils pt. 1
Using Custom Stencils pt. 2

Creating Flowcharts

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

Creating Organizational Charts

Creating an Org Chart pt. 1
Creating an Org Chart pt. 2
Importing Org Chart Data pt. 1
Importing Org Chart Data pt. 2

Creating IT Diagrams

Creating Basic Network Diagrams pt. 1
Creating Basic Network Diagrams pt. 2
Creating Basic Network Diagrams pt. 3
Creating Server Rack Diagrams pt. 1
Creating Server Rack Diagrams pt. 2
Creating Server Rack Diagrams pt. 3

Creating Building Plan Diagrams

Creating an Office Layout pt. 1
Creating an Office Layout pt. 2
Creating an Office Layout pt. 3

Creating Maps

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

Creating Charts and Graphs

Creating Charts and Graphs pt. 1
Creating Charts and Graphs pt. 2
Creating Charts and Graphs pt. 3

Creating Project Schedule Diagrams

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

Wrap-Up and Credits

Course Conclusion
Useful Web Sites
About the Author


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