Microsoft Visio Advanced Training Course Outline

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Visio Training CoursesStudents taking this course should have basic knowledge of Visio Professional . Students will get the most out of the course if their goal is to become proficient in creating technical and business diagrams; creating custom shapes, behaviors, stencils and templates; and integrating Visio with other Office applications. Courses can be tailored and topics added to suit client requirements.



Course contents:

1. Creating and Modifying Styles
Applying Styles
Creating a Template
2. Working with Stencils and Master Shapes
Creating a Stencil
Creating a Master Shape
Protecting Shapes and Documents
Changing Shape Behavior
Using Automatic Layout
3. Merging Shapes
Using the Union Command
Using the Subtract Command
Using the Fragment Command
Using the Combine Command
Using the Intersect Command
4. Using Background Pages
Creating a Background Page
Assigning a Background Page
Displaying and Modifying Background and
Foreground Pages
5. Working with Layers
Understanding Layers
Creating a Layer
Assigning a Shape to a Layer
Displaying Individual Layers
Setting Layer Properties
Removing a Layer
6. Inserting Pictures and Objects
Inserting a Picture
Inserting Fields
Embedding an Object
Linking an Object
7. Working with ShapeSheets
Understanding the ShapeSheet
Changing ShapeSheet Properties
8. Using Special Features
Viewing Custom Properties of a Shape
Adding a Custom Property to a Shape
Working with Hyperlinks
Adding and testing a Hyperlink
Using a Hyperlink in the full screen mode

Topics covered will vary slightly depending upon the version you are using, e.g. 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365.

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What’s new in Visio 2016
Visio has updated the diagram templates so they’re better looking and easier to use. New styles, themes and other handy tools will help you cut the time you spend drawing. You’ll also find more ways to work together on Visio diagrams, along with new commenting features, that enable real-time coauthoring on diagrams.
Updated diagram templates
New shapes and content
Several diagram templates have been updated and improved, including Timeline, Basic Network, Detailed Network, and Basic Shapes. Many have new shapes and designs, and you’ll find new and updated Containers and Callouts.

Organization chart
The organization chart template has new shapes and styles designed specifically for org charts. Plus, it’s much easier to add pictures to all the employee shapes at once.

SharePoint workflow
A new SharePoint workflow template now supports stages, steps, loops, and custom actions.

BPMN 2.0 support
The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) template supports BPMN version 2.0, following the Analytic conformance class.

UML and Database templates
The UML template and the Database template are easier to use and more flexible. They now use the same drag-and-drop functionality as most other templates, and you don’t have to set up solution configurations beforehand.

Styles, themes and tools to cut drawing time

Format shapes with Office Art shape effects
Visio now offers many of the formatting options used in other Office applications to your diagrams. Apply gradients, shadows, 3-D effects, rotations and more to your shapes.

Add a Quick Style to a shape
Quick Styles gives you control over the way an individual shape looks, so you can make it stand out. Select a shape, and on the Home tab, use the Quick Styles gallery in the Shape Styles group. Each style has a combination of colors, shadows, reflections, and other effects.

Add variations to themes
In addition to new themes that add color, fonts, and effects to your diagram, Visio has Variants for each theme. Choose a variant to apply it to the entire page.

Duplicate an entire page
It’s now much simpler to make a copy of a page. Right-click the page tab and click Duplicate.

Replace a shape that’s already in the diagram
Replacing shapes is also easier, with a new Change Shape gallery on the Home tab. The layout doesn’t change, and all the information the shape contains is still there.
New collaboration and coauthoring features
Coauthor diagrams as a team
Several people can work on a single diagram at the same time by uploading it to SharePoint or SkyDrive. Everyone sees what shapes are being edited in real time. Every time you save the document, your changes are saved back to the server and everyone else’s saved changes show up in your diagram.

Comment on diagrams in threaded conversations
A new commenting pane makes it easier to add, read, reply and keep track of reviewers’ comments. Replies are easy to make and follow in comment threads. Read or join the comments also by clicking the comment balloons on the diagram.

Review diagrams on the web
Reviewers can view and comment on diagrams, even if they don’t have Visio installed. Use a web browser to review diagrams that have been saved to Office 365 or SharePoint.
More improvements
Use Visio on portable devices with improved touch support
Read, comment on, and even create diagrams on touch-enabled tablets without a keyboard and mouse.

Use a single file format for desktop and web
Visio saves diagrams in a new file format (.vsdx) that is the default on the desktop and for viewing in a browser on SharePoint. You no longer have to save in a different format for different uses. Visio also reads and writes in .vssx, .vstx, .vsdm, .vssm, and .vstm formats.