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Microsoft Office Visio 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft’s diagramming application. Whether you’re using Visio for the first time, or have been using it for years, this introductory training courseware will help you make the most of Visio’s exciting features.

Highlights of the Microsoft Office Visio 2010 training course include a complete review of the new ribbon-based interface, plus a complete walkthrough of creating your own ribbon tabs. We will also explore how to set up a new diagram, creating a basic diagram, using the new Auto Connect feature, and accessing Visio’s many templates and sample diagrams. All courseware training materials are completely customizable, to suit the trainer’s content and brand needs.

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Section 1: Starting Out

Lesson 1.1: Meeting Microsoft Office Visio 2010

What is Microsoft Office Visio 2010?

What's New in Microsoft Office Visio 2010?

Opening Visio

Interface Overview

Interacting with Visio

Closing Visio


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.2: Working with Visio Files

Saving Files

Opening Files

Using the Recent List

Switching Between Open Files

Closing Files


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.3: Creating a Diagram.

Planning Your Diagram

Understanding Templates, Stencils, and Shapes

Using the New Diagram Window

Finding and Adding Shapes

Connecting Shapes

Adding Text to Shapes


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.4: Using the Shapes Pane

Floating and Docking the Shapes Pane

Minimizing and Hiding the Shapes Pane

Floating and Docking Stencils

Searching for Shapes

Showing and Hiding Stencils

Re-Ordering Stencils in the Shapes Pane


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Lesson 1.5: Connecting Shapes

Customizing the Dynamic Grid, Static Grid, and Ruler

Changing Snap & Glue Options

Creating a Basic Connection

Customizing the Connector

Moving Connectors

Editing Connection Points


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in Visio

Getting Started with Office.com

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

Using the Help Toolbar

Searching for Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


Skill Sharpener

Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Understanding and Customizing the Visio Interface

Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted

Using the File Menu (Backstage View)

Using the Status Bar

Using the Mini Toolbar

Using Dialog Boxes

Using Right-Click Menus

Common Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar

About the Toolbar

Adding and Removing Buttons

Moving the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups

About Tabs

About Groups

About Option Buttons

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 2.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Resetting all Customizations


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Overview of the Command Tabs

Lesson 3.1: The Home Tab

Clipboard Commands

Font Commands

Paragraph Commands

Tools Commands

Shape Commands

Arrange Commands

Editing Commands


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.2: The Insert Tab

Pages Commands

Illustrations Commands

Diagram Parts Commands

Links Commands

Text Commands


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Lesson 3.3: The Design Tab

Page Setup Commands

Themes Commands

Backgrounds Commands

Layout Commands


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Lesson 3.4: The Data Tab

External Data Commands

Display Data Commands

Show/Hide Commands


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Lesson 3.5: The Review Tab

Proofing Commands

Language Commands

Comments Commands

Markup Commands

Reports Commands


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Lesson 3.6: The View Tab

Views Commands

Show Commands

Zoom Commands

Visual Aids Commands

Window Commands

Macros Commands


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating Diagrams

Lesson 4.1: Starting Points for Your Diagrams

Creating a Blank Drawing

Creating a Diagram from Local Templates

Creating a Diagram from Online Templates

Accessing Recently Used Templates

Using Visio's Sample Files

Creating a Diagram from Existing Files


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.2: Using Visio's Editing Tools

Using the Selection Tools

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

Using Undo and Redo/Repeat

Using Find

Using Replace

Using the Format Painter


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.3: Editing Shapes

Setting up Guides

Resizing Shapes

Moving Shapes

Rotating Shapes

Duplicating Shapes

Deleting Shapes


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Lesson 4.4: Formatting Shapes

Changing the Fill Color

Using the Fill Dialog

Changing the Line Color and Type

Using the Line Dialog

Adding a Shadow

Using the Shadow Dialog


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Lesson 4.5: Arranging Shapes

Aligning Shapes

Distributing Shapes

Using Auto Align & Space

Arranging Shapes

Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes


Skill Sharpener

Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Doing More with Diagrams

Lesson 5.1: Formatting Text, Part One

Changing Font Face and Size

Changing Font Color

Applying Text Effects

Changing Case


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.2: Formatting Text, Part Two

Aligning and Justifying Text

Indenting Text

Creating a Bulleted List

Opening the Text Dialog


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Lesson 5.3: Working with Text Blocks

Drawing a Text Block

Editing Text

Resizing Text Blocks

Moving Text Blocks

Rotating Text Blocks

Deleting Text Blocks

Using the Text Block Tool


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 5.4: Adding Freeform Shapes

Creating a Freeform Shape

Resizing Shapes

Moving Shapes

Rotating a Freeform Shape

Deleting a Freeform Shape


Skill Sharpener

Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Printing and Viewing Your Diagram.

Lesson 6.1: Using Visio's Viewing Tools

Using Normal View

Using Full Screen View

Using Zoom Tools

Using Pan & Zoom

Using Fit to Window and Page Width


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.2: Working with Pages

Adding a Blank Page

Navigating Through Pages

Renaming a Page

Changing the Order of Pages

Deleting a Page


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 6.3: Polishing Your Diagram.

Checking Your Spelling

Rotating a Diagram

Changing the Diagram Layout

Changing the Theme

Customizing the Current Theme

Adding Borders and Titles


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Lesson 6.4: Preparing a Diagram for Printing

Changing Page Orientation

Changing Page Size

Scaling the Diagram

Changing Page Properties

Changing Layout and Routing Options

Adding Shadows to the Diagram


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Lesson 6.5: Printing Your Diagram.

Changing Print Setup Options

Using Print Preview

Printing the Diagram

E-mailing Your Diagram


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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