Information on Microsoft Computer Training in South Africa for Microsoft Visio


Visio 2000: Level 1

Course description

Students will learn basic concepts for creating flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts, and organization charts. This includes learning the basics for using and creating shapes, printing drawings, creating custom stencils, and many time-saving shortcuts and techniques designed to increase user productivity.

Basic Windows knowledge and a basic understanding of drawing applications is helpful.

Delivery method:
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Students will learn how to fully utilize Visio's drawing features to create professional-looking drawings with increased efficiency. Each project gives you challenging business problems to solve while learning how to create diagrams. Many of the techniques demonstrate the most efficient ways to create diagrams and manage your drawings.

Target student:
Anyone needing to create basic business graphics using Visio Standard 2000 .

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify Visio file types

  • Understand the workings of the drawing window

  • Draw basic objects and reshape them

  • Import graphics into a drawing

  • Identify master shapes and stencils

  • Create custom properties for shapes

  • Create basic flowcharts

  • Create cross-functional flowcharts

  • Create organization charts

  • Know how to use the Page Layout Wizard

  • Know how to use the Organization Chart Wizard

  • Understand how to create organization charts from a spreadsheet

  • Setup spreadsheets for company data to be converted to organization charts

  • Print files

  • Create custom stencils

Course content


Lesson 1:
Before You Begin
Getting Ready
Loading The Project Files
Software You Will Need Installed
Curriculum Overview
About The Manual
Chapter Overviews
Manual Conventions


Lesson 2:
Learning Your Way Around
Visio Standard Overview
Starting A New File
The Interface
Standard File Types
Changing View Settings
Panning Across The Page
Navigating Pages
Opening Additional Stencils
Manipulating Stencils
Selection Techniques
Scaling And Resizing Objects


Lesson 3
Basic Techniques
Drawing Tools Overview
Drawing Closed Shapes
Creating Open Shapes
Reshaping With The Pencil Tool
Drawing Compound Lines
Drawing With Precision
Using The Size And Position Window
Duplicating Objects Quickly
Aligning Objects
Distributing Objects
Quick Analysis Of Connected Drawings
Rotating Objects


Lesson 4:
Creating a Basic Flow Diagram
Flowcharting Tips
Understanding Master Shapes
Placing Shapes
Adding Shapes With The Rubber Stamp Tool
Connecting Shapes
Using The Connector Tool
The Connect Shapes Command
Adjusting Connection Lines
Connecting Shapes Automatically
Basic Text Features
Adding Text To Shapes
Adding Text To Lines
Adjusting Text Blocks
Rotating Text Blocks
Formatting Basics
Formatting Text
Formatting Text Blocks
Formatting Shapes
Formatting Lines
Adding A Background Shape
Dynamic Connectors


Lesson 5:
Cross-functional Flowcharting
Quick Overview
Setting The Layout
Understanding Functional Bands
Setting File Properties
Page And Printer Setup
Creating Background Pages
Adding Fields
Adding Text To The Layout
Formatting The Functional Bands
Creating Custom Colors
Adding Separators
Managing Functional Bands
Adding Connection Points
Adding Detail Pages
Linking Diagrams
Linking To Other Pages
Creating An Off-Page Reference
Creating Hyperlinks
Linking To Multiple Files


Lesson 6:
Creating Organization Charts
Quick Overview
Using The Page Layout Wizard
Importing Graphics
Creating The Organization Chart
Adjusting Shape Placement
Creating Entire Groups
Overriding The Layout
Managing Detail
Creating Synchronized Copies
Custom Properties
Organization Chart Wizard
Using The Sample Spreadsheet
Updating The Chart With The Wizard
Printing Your Charts


Lesson 7:
Creating Custom Stencils
Creating Custom Stencils
The Stencil Toolbar
Creating New Shapes
Adding Shapes To The Stencil
Adding Imported Shapes
Editing Master Shapes
Saving The Stencil
Using The Custom Stencil



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