Lantec | Course: Visio 2013

Visio 2013

2 days


This ILT Series course teaches the basic functions and features of Visio Professional 2013. Students will learn how to use stencils, scale and resize objects, draw basic shapes and compound lines, and arrange objects. They will also learn how to create diagrams, work with text, apply formatting, work with background pages, and set file and print properties. Finally, students will create network and brainstorming diagrams, set shape properties, and create reports

Course Outline:

Day 1: Basic

Lesson 1: Getting Started

The Start Page

Topic A: Exploring the Visio 2013 Start Page

Topic B: Exploring the New Diagram Page

The Visio 2013 Interface

Topic A: Exploring the Visio 2013 Interface

Topic B: Changing View Settings

Topic C: Navigating through Drawing Pages

Topic D: Getting Help Using Visio 2013

Windows, Stencils, and Objects

Topic A: Working with Windows

Topic B: Selecting and Moving Objects

Topic C: Scaling and Resizing an Object

Lesson 2: Drawing Tools

Basic Shapes and Lines

Topic A: Drawing Basic Shapes

Topic B: Creating Lines and Arcs

Topic C: Reshaping an Arc

Compound Lines

Topic A: Creating a Freeform Line

Topic B: Creating a Compound Line with the Line and Arc Tools

Topic C: Creating a compound Line with the Pencil Tool

Topic D: Manipulating Compound Lines

Editing Objects

Topic A: Duplicating Objects

Topic B: Aligning Objects

Topic C: Distributing Objects

Topic D: Grouping Objects

Topic E: Rotating an Object

Lesson 3: Basic Diagrams

Planning a Diagram

Topic A: Discussing Diagram Planning

Creating a Basic Diagram

Topic A: Adding, Connecting, and Moving Shapes

Topic B: Manually Connecting Shapes

Topic C: Applying Connector Shapes

Working with Text

Topic A: Inserting and Formatting Text

Topic B: Adding Paragraph Text

Topic C: Adding Text to Shapes

Topic D: Adding Text to Connectors

Topic E: Rotating Text

Organization Charts

Topic A: Creating an Organization Chart

Topic B: Changing the Layout of an Organization Chart

Lesson 4: Formatting Drawings

Formatting Text

Topic A: Applying Basic Text Formats

Topic B: Using the Text Dialog Box to Format Text

Topic C: Applying Themes

Formatting Shapes and Lines

Topic A: Applying Line and Fill Styles

Topic B: Applying a Shadow Effect

Topic C: Using the Format Painter

Lesson 5: Working with Pages

File and Print Properties

Topic A: Setting File Properties

Topic B: Defining Page Size and Print Settings

Topic C: Adding Headers and Footers in Print Preview

Topic D: Printing a Diagram

Working with Background Pages

Topic A: Creating a Background Page

Topic B: Adding Fields to a Background Page

Topic C: Applying a Background Page

Topic D: Inserting a Graphic on Background Page

Working with Links

Topic A: Creating Links to Pages and External Files

Topic B: Linking to Multiple Files

Topic C: Linking to an Excel File

Lesson 6: Network and Brainstorming Diagrams

Network Diagrams

Topic A: Applying Topology Shapes in a Network Diagram

Topic B: Creating a New Connection

Topic C: Adding and Connecting Topology Shapes

Topic D: Moving Shape Text

Rack Diagrams

Topic A: Creating a Rack Diagram

Brainstorming Diagrams

Topic A: Creating a Brainstorming Diagram

Topic B: Adding Shapes from the Outline Window

Topic C: Exporting a Brainstorming Diagram to XML

Topic D: Importing XML Data into a Brainstorming Diagram

Lesson 7: Customization and Reporting

Layout and Connection Techniques

Topic A: Using Guides

Topic B: Adding Connection Points

Topic C: Selecting Objects by Type

Topic D: Connecting Shapes to New Connection Points

Topic E: Changing Snap & Glue Settings

Shape Properties

Topic A: Adding Custom Properties to Shapes

Topic B: Creating Custom Property Sets

Topic C: Applying Custom Properties


Topic A: Creating a Report

Topic B: Running a Report

Topic C: Updating a Report

Topic D: Formatting a Visio Table Report

Day 2: Advanced

Lesson 1: Creating Technical Layouts


Topic A: Creating and Assigning a Layer

Topic B: Customizing Layers

Topic C: Modifying Layer Properties and Assignments

Drawing Scales

Topic A: Using and Changing the Drawing Scale

Topic B: Manually Adding and Adjusting Shapes

Topic C: Using the Shape Data Window

Topic D: Changing a Shape's Size and Position Settings

Topic E: Duplicating Shapes

Displaying Shape Dimensions

Topic A: Adding and Adjusting Dimension Lines

Topic B: Setting Dimension Line Properties

Topic C: Calculating and Displaying the Area of a Room

Lesson 2: Custom Themes and Templates

Custom Themes

Topic A: Applying Themes, Effects, and Backgrounds

Topic B: Applying Theme Effects

Topic C: Creating Custom Theme Colors

Topic D: Applying Custom Theme Colors

Custom Templates

Topic A: Creating a Custom Template

Topic B: Creating a Drawing Based on a Template

Lesson 3: Custom Shapes and Stencils

Special Drawing Operations

Topic A: Using Operations Commands to Create a Shape

Shape Behaviors

Topic A: Applying a Double-Click Behavior

Topic B: Protecting a Shape

Custom Stencils

Topic A: Creating Shapes for a Custom Stencil

Topic B: Modifying a Shape by Using a ShapeSheet

Topic C: Applying a Custom Default Action to a Shape

Topic D: Adding and Editing Custom Shapes

Topic E: Setting and Using Master Shape Properties

Topic F: Saving and Opening a Stencil

Lesson 4: Business Diagrams and Web Site Mapping

Block, Tree and Onion Diagrams

Topic A: Creating a Block Diagram


Topic A: Creating a Workflow Diagram

Topic B: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Organization Charts

Topic A: Comparing Organization Charts

Topic B: Creating an Organization Chart by Importing Data

Project Management Diagrams

Topic A: Creating Timelines

Topic B: Creating a PERT Chart

Topic C: Creating a Gantt Chart

Web Site Maps

Topic A: Generating a Web Site Map

Topic B: Viewing Link Information

Topic C: Generating a Report of Web Site Links

Lesson 5: Integrating Visio with Other Programs

Integration with Microsoft Word

Topic A: Embedding a Visio Drawing in a Word Document

Topic B: Linking a Word Document

Topic C: Using Drag-and-Drop

Integration with PowerPoint

Topic A: Inserting Drawings in PowerPoint

Topic B: Linking a Presentation to a Visio Drawing

Integration with Microsoft Outlook

Topic A: Creating a Calendar

Topic B: Importing Calendar Data from Outlook

Working with Web-Enabling Features

Topic A: Linking a Visio Drawing to a Word Document

Topic B: Converting a Drawing to a Web Page

Lesson 6: Software and Database Diagrams

Documenting Software Systems

Topic A: Drawing a Program Window

Topic B: Drawing a System Diagram

Database Model Diagrams

Topic A: Creating a Database Model Diagram

Lesson 7: Presenting Diagrams in Visio and HTML

Presentation Mode

Topic A: Adding Hyperlink Navigation

Topic B: Adding Double-Click to Navigate Pages

Topic C: Running the Presentation

Sharing Diagrams using a Browser

Topic A: Converting a Diagram to a Web Page

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