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Microsoft Visio 2013 for Beginners - Make Life Flow

Discover how to create diagrams that impress your clients and co-workers with this free online Microsoft Visio course.

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This free online Microsoft Visio for Beginners course will teach you how you can create concise, comprehensive, and easy to understand diagrams with Visio. In this course, your author takes you through how to make the most of this powerful diagramming tool. You will learn what Visio is and what it can provide for you, study how to access and navigate the help in Visio, learn how to use Visio’s interface for touch screen devices, and more!
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    3-4 Hours
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  • Certification

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In this Microsoft Visio 2013 course for beginners, you'll be brought quickly up to speed with using Microsoft's handy diagramming program. It's great for building both organizational charts and flowcharts, and is a great tool for mapping out technology assets, process enhancements, networks, and other business functions. It's also an ideal way to generate seating charts and floor plans for events.

The course is designed for individuals and office professionals who need to master the capabilities of Microsoft Visio. Using both video lectures and exercise files you'll learn how to manipulate and connect shapes, add pictures, and ensure perfect object alignment. Discover how to create diagrams that impress your clients and co-workers and make you look like a diagramming pro.

Many modern businesses use diagramming software as a core part of their productivity systems, so being confident in using a software package such as Visio is of vital importance for any employee. So start this free online course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have developed new skills for using Visio 2013.

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Introduction to Visio 2013 Course


Creating a Drawing

Visio Options and Management

Rulers, Grids, Guides, Drawing Tools, and Shapes

Pan, Zoom and Auto Features

Using Text in Visio

Page Setup

Customization in Visio

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss MS Visio with a solid understanding of it
  • Recognize how to set up Visio to suit your needs
  • Recognize how to create drawings using templates and stencils
  • Identify how to create your own object from scratch
  • Identify the process of aligning shapes using Dynamic Grid
  • Discuss the utilization of ruler, grids, guides and the drawing tools
  • Recognize how to resize, move and connect shapes
  • Discuss using Autoconnect, Auto-add and Auto-delete
  • Recognize how to work with text, from orientation to proofing
  • Discuss how to utilize multi-page drawings, fill, color, themes and the format painter


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