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Microsoft Visio Introduction



The Microsoft Visio course is designed to be enable learners to create drawings like flow charts, process diagrams, organisation charts, floor plans etc. that contain connected elements, use available stencils and templates and generate reports through the use of Microsoft Visio.

Price: €325 per person


  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.20 March 2019 , 1 Day
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.07 May 2019 , 1 Day
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.24 July 2019 , 1 Day
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.04 September 2019 , 1 Day
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.14 November 2019 , 1 Day


Aimed at business users whom as part of their role will need to create new and modify existing drawings, for example Process Maps, Flow Charts, Cross Functional Charts, Project Schedules and Timelines.


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To allow the user develop a good working knowledge of Visio. To be able to create different types of drawings like flow charts, process diagrams, organisation charts, cross functional chart (swim lanes). The user will be able to use the library of existing stencils and templates plus create their own customised versions of both.

Course Outline
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Uses for Microsoft Visio
What are Drawings / Stencils / Templates
What is Visio used for?
Programme Overview and Objectives

Find your way around Visio!
Accessing Visio
Using Tell me what you want to do…
Navigating the Visio Drawing Page
Using & Displaying Ribbon/Task Panes
Page Views
Pan & Zoom Window
Size & Position Window

Working with & Managing Drawings
Drawing Categories & Templates
Create New Drawing
Open, Save and Close Drawings
Navigating Pages
Renaming / Deleting Pages
Reordering Pages
Setting a Drawing Scale

Building a Flow Chart Drawing using existing Stencils and Templates
Creating a New Drawing using existing template and stencil

Working with Shapes: Smart Shapes
Adding Shapes to Drawing Page
Adding Text to Shapes
Moving, Resizing, Copying & Deleting
Group & Ungroup
Rotating & Flipping
Aligning & Distribution

Working with Connectors: Connecting shapes
Manually & Automatically
Adding Connectors from Stencil
Dynamic & Static Glue
Adding Text
View / Hide Connection Points
Curved & Straight Connectors

Printing the Drawing
Preview and Printing the drawing
Print Page Setup – Size, Orientation
Page Setup – Size, Orientation

Designing your own Template and Customising your own Stencil
Inserting a New Page
Creating & Assigning a Background Page
Show / Hide Guides and Page Breaks
Creating a new Stencil
Adding Shapes to stencil
Editing existing Master Shapes
Creating customised Master Shapes
Naming and Editing Stencils
Using the Document Stencil

Building Drawings using Existing Stencils and Templates
Creating and managing the following drawing types, using the customised menus where relevant:
– Cross Functional Chart
– Organisation Chart
– Project Timeline / Gantt Charts
– Brainstorming Chart

Adding Layers to your Diagram
Assign a Shape to an existing Layer
Creating New Layers
Show / Hide layers
Selecting Layers to Print
Locking Layers
Count the Number of Objects in a Layer
Renaming / Deleting
Assigning Colour

Course Summary and Review
Recap of Topics Covered
Question Time

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