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On site training lead by Microsoft Certified Trainers includes the provision of training manuals, exercises, case studies and training PC's. Each module is priced at $120 + GST. Bulk purchase advantages apply for 5 or more modules or 5 or more attendees.

The modules below apply for Office 2010Chat to us about modules for 2007 or 2016!

Foundation Modules

1. Starting Out                                                             2. Understanding and Customizing the Visio                                                                                                 Interface 

  • What Visio 2010 is
  • About the versions of Visio 2010
  • About the new features in Visio 2010
  • How to plan a diagram
  • What shapes, stencils, and templates are
  • Open and close Visio
  • Use the Visio interface and interact with Visio
  • Open, save, and close files
  • Use the Recent List
  • Switch between open files
  • Use the New Diagram window
  • Find the shapes that you need
  • Add shapes to a diagram
  • Connect shapes
  • Add text to shapes
  • Float and dock the Shapes pane and individual stencils
  • Enable, disable, and minimize the Shapes pane
  • Search for shapes
  • Show, re-order, and hide stencils
  • Customize the dynamic grid, static grid, ruler, and snap and glue
  • Create and customize connectors
  • Move, edit, and delete connection points 
  • Get help in Visio


  • Use the File menu (Backstage view)
  • Use the status bar
  • Use the mini toolbar
  • Use dialog boxes
  • Use right-click menus
  • Work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts
  • Use and customize the Quick Access toolbar
  • Identify the parts of the ribbon interface
  • Minimize and maximize the ribbon
  • Add, remove, arrange, and customize tabs, groups, and commands
  • Reset Visio interface customizations

   

  


 


 


 


 


3. Overview of the Command Tabs                                4. Creating Diagrams

  • The groups in the Home tab: Clipboard, Font, Paragraph, Tools, Shape, Arrange, and Editing
  • The groups in the Insert tab: Pages, Illustrations, Diagram Parts, Links, and Text
  • The groups in the Design tab: Page Setup, Themes, Backgrounds, and Layout
  • The groups in the Data tab: External Data, Display Data, and Show/Hide
  • The groups in the Review tab: Proofing, Language, Comments, Markup, and Reports
  • The groups in the View tab: Views, Show, Zoom, Visual Aids, Window, and Macros


 


 


 



  • Create a blank diagram
  • Use templates, sample files, and existing files to create a diagram
  • Access recently used templates
  • Use Visio’s selection tools
  • Use cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo
  • Use the Find and Replace dialogs
  • Use the Format Painter
  • Set up guides
  • Resize, move, duplicate, rotate, and delete shapes
  • Change the fill and outline colour of a shape
  • Modify shape shadows
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  • Align and distribute shapes manually and automatically
  • Use Auto Align & Space 
  • Group and ungroup shapes

5. Doing More with Diagrams                                        6. Printing and Viewing Your Diagram     

  • Change font face, size, and color
  • Apply text effects
  • Change the case of text
  • Change text alignment and indentation
  • Create a bulleted list
  • Open the Text dialog
  • Draw, edit, rotate, resize, move, and delete text blocks and freeform shapes
  • Use the Text Block tool


 


 


 


 


 


  • Use Normal view
  • View a diagram in full screen mode
  • Use Visio’s zoom tools
  • Use Pan & Zoom
  • Use Fit to Window and Page Width 
  • Navigate through the pages of a Visio diagram
  • Add, rename, re-order, and delete pages
  • Check spelling in a diagram
  • Rotate a diagram
  • Change the layout and theme of a diagram
  • Customize themes
  • Add a border and a title to a diagram
  • Change page orientation, size, and properties
  • Scale a diagram
  • Modify layout, routing, and shadow options
  • Modify print settings
  • Print preview a diagram
  • Print and e-mail a diagram


Intermediate Modules

1.  Managing Visio Files                                                2.  Containers, Callouts, and More  

  • Passwords and Visio files
  • Navigate through your computer using Windows Explorer
  • Perform basic tasks with Windows Explorer
  • Use views in Windows Explorer
  • Use the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
  • Use AutoRecover
  • Publish diagrams to PDF or XPS
  • Save a diagram as a picture
  • Manage file properties
  • Save a diagram preview
  • Save a workspace with a diagram
  • Remove personal information
  • Reduce file sizes
  • Add a background to a single page
  • Create, edit, and remove a master background page
  • Apply a master background page to other pages


 


 


 


  • Use Paste Special
  • Insert a field
  • Add symbols, ScreenTips, and hyperlinks
  • Add data to shapes
  • Add a container to a diagram
  • Use the Container Tools –  Format tab
  • Resize a container
  • Add shapes to a container
  • Remove shapes from a container
  • Disband a container
  • Choose a container and heading style
  • Select the contents of a container
  • Lock a container
  • Choose a callout style
  • Move and resize callouts
  • Change the position of the callout line
  • Change the callout style
  • Add a layer
  • Show and hide layers
  • Activate a layer
  • Preserve group member layers
  • Colour and lock layers


3.  Adding the Finishing Touches                                    4.  Creating Popular Diagrams  

  • Check your spelling
  • Use the Thesaurus, Translator, and Research Pane
  • Set your editing language
  • Add pictures from a file
  • Add Clip Art
  • Use the Picture Tools – Format tab
  • Move, resize, and delete pictures
  • Arrange pictures
  • Group and ungroup pictures
  • Crop pictures
  • Rotate and flip pictures
  • Adjust the brightness and contrast
  • Use AutoBalance to adjust pictures
  • Compress pictures
  • Add a border to a picture
  • Use the Format Picture dialog 


 


 


 

  • Create a process diagram
  • Create new subprocesses
  • Link subprocesses
  • Edit subprocess links
  • Create a cross-functional flowchart
  • Add swimlanes and separators to a cross-functional flowchart
  • Change diagram orientation and direction
  • Modify swimlane margins
  • Choose a flowchart style
  • Modify flowchart elements
  • Create an organization chart
  • Modify the chart layout
  • Change chart spacing
  • Arrange shapes in an organization chart
  • Modify chart positioning
  • Create and use a synchronized copy of an organization chart
  • Import and export organization chart data
  • Compare charts
  • Set organization chart options 

5.  Customizing Templates and Stencils   

  • Create, use, edit, and save templates
  • Change the appearance of the Shapes task pane
  • Reorder stencils in the Shapes task pane
  • Edit and close stencils
  • Create a new stencil
  • Add shapes to a stencil
  • Remove shapes from a stencil
  • Save a stencil
  • Copy shapes from one stencil to another
  • Use the Quick Shapes stencil
  • Rename and edit stencil shapes
  • Reset custom stencils



 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Advanced Modules

1.  Adding Drawings and Charts to Your Diagram             2.  Customizing Shapes   

  • Insert a CAD drawing
  • Move, resize, and delete CAD drawings
  • Insert an object
  • Move, resize, and delete objects
  • Insert a chart
  • Use the Chart Tools tabs
  • Move, resize, and delete charts
  • Edit and select chart data
  • Change the type of chart
  • Apply a chart style
  • Format individual chart elements


 


 

  • Add shapes to My Shapes and the Quick Shapes stencil
  • Organize stencils in My Shapes
  • Create a master shape
  • Edit, rename, and delete master shapes
  • Edit master shape properties
  • Add master shapes to another stencil
  • Modify master shape icons
  • Use My Shapes and Quick Shapes stencils with master shapes
  • View existing shape reports
  • Create new shape reports
  • Modify and delete shape reports
  • My Shapes
  • Quick Shapes 

3.  Reviewing Diagrams                                                 4.  Adding Data to Your Graphics   

  • Add and edit comments
  • Navigate through existing comments
  • Delete comments
  • Mark up a diagram using a pen or highlighter
  • Show or hide markup
  • Use the Reviewing Pane
  • Delete existing markup
  • Toggle ink/highlighter markup on or off
  • Use the ballpoint pen and highlighter
  • Configure the ballpoint pen and highlighter
  • Erase markup
  • Use and close the Ink Tools – Pens contextual tab


  • Use the Shape Data window
  • Use the Define Shape Data dialog
  • Create and configure shape data sets
  • Apply shape data sets to existing shapes
  • Manually link data to a shape
  • Use the External Data window
  • Automatically link data to shapes
  • Refresh external data sources
  • Remove data links to external sources
  • Create, insert, edit, and remove data graphics
  • Add and edit a legend
  • Add text and shapes to a legend
  • Remove a legend


5.  Creating PivotDiagrams   

  • Create a PivotDiagram
  • Use the PivotDiagram tab
  • Add categories and totals to a PivotDiagram
  • Show and hide PivotDiagram elements
  • Apply and move shapes in a PivotDiagram
  • Collapse, promote, demote, merge, and unmerge shapes
  • Sort data in a PivotDiagram
  • Change a PivotDiagram’s direction
  • Align shapes in a PivotDiagram
  • Use the Re-Layout command to organize a PivotDiagram
  • Refresh external data
  • Change a PivotDiagram’s data source
  • Change PivotDiagram options
  • Edit data in individual PivotDiagram shapes
  • Use data graphics in PivotDiagrams