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Topics included in this course: Getting started, Working with drawings, formatting and arranging shapes,changing layout, formatting text and pages, working with pages, printing and sharing your document

  • Course Start Date: 2020-05-26
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led

Course Outline


Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard (basic typing skills are recommended). They should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers.


Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
Microsoft Visio is a very powerful digital diagramming tool which allows users to create a wide range of diagrams and charts such as flow charts, database diagrams and mind maps. It features vector-based graphics that allow diagrams to be resized to incredibly large and small sizes, and manipulated easily, without loss of clarity. 
Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will become familiar with Visio and its features. You will learn how to insert and work with drawings, and to format and arrange various shapes. Additionally, you'll insert other objects such as pictures, text boxes, charts, and CAD drawings. Formatting and managing pages will be covered, as well as learning how to apply the finishing touches to polish and distribute your work. You will:
- Create professional diagrams quickly with shapes, using formatting options and tools
- Learn how to use the Shapes Pane
- Add shapes and use connectors
- Arrange shapes using Auto Align and Auto Space
- Work with formatting text
- Insert charts, CAD drawings, local and online pictures, and text boxes
- Format page themes, variants, and backgrounds
- Insert pages and background pages
- Use Presentation Mode
- Use multiple methods to save and distribute your drawings
Target Student:
Visio is a very adaptable program that can be used by almost everyone, whether students or professionals in an enterprise environment, to increase productivity and improve the communication of ideas. This course is for all new Visio users to help them become familiar with the program and how they can use it to create professional diagrams, to brainstorm ideas, design organizational charts, or illustrate business processes. 
Course Outline:
Section 1: The Basics

Getting Started
Signing In
Creating a New Drawing
Saving a Drawing
Opening a Drawing
Section 2: Your First Drawing
Understanding the Shapes Pane
Adding Shapes to a Drawing
Connecting Shapes
Using Drag and Drop
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
Using Undo and Redo
Section 3: Working with Shapes
Selecting Shapes
Moving Shapes
Rotating Shapes
Resizing Shapes
Duplicating Shapes
Deleting Shapes

Section 4: Formatting Shapes

Applying a Shape Style
Changing the Fill Color
Changing the Line Color
Adding Effects

Section 5: Arranging Shapes

Using Auto Align
Using Auto Space
Using Auto Align & Space
Changing the Layout of the Page
Rotating the Diagram

Section 6: Formatting Text

Changing the Font Face, Size, and Color
Applying Text Effects
Using the Text Dialog
Changing Text Alignment
Rotating Text

Section 7: Inserting Art and Objects

Inserting Online Pictures
Inserting Local Pictures
Inserting Charts
Inserting CAD Drawings
Inserting Text Boxes

Section 8: Formatting the Page

Changing the Theme of the Current Page
Choosing a Variant for the Current Page
Applying a Page Background
Adding Borders and Titles

Section 9: Managing Pages

Inserting Pages
Browsing Through Pages
Renaming Pages
Deleting Pages
Creating Background Pages

Section 10: The Finishing Touches

Checking Spelling
Modifying Page Size
Modifying Page Orientation
Using Page Setup
Adding Headers and Footers

Section 11: Printing and Sharing Your Drawings

Using Presentation Mode
Saving a Drawing as PDF or XPS
Saving a Drawing as an Image
Printing a Drawing
E-Mailing a Drawing
Sharing Your Drawings on OneDrive, Twitter, and Facebook

Section 12: Customizing the Interface

Expanding and Collapsing the Ribbon
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
Resetting Interface Changes

Cancellation Policy

Compuease Cancellation Policy
We at Compuease work hard to arrange our schedules around your needs. Last minute cancellations put additional strain on our schedules and therefore we have the following Cancellation Policy for our Public Classes. You may cancel or reschedule a registration at any time up to 10 business days before the class without penalty. Canceling or rescheduling a registration within 10 business days requires full payment of the course fee. You are welcome to transfer your seat in a class to another individual at any time before the class.

Training Location

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About CompuEase Inc.


CompuEase, a family owned and operated computer training school was founded in 1988 and has ever since grown to become one of the most recognized and esteemed schools of its kind in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It has been a leader in the IT training and consulting market since 1988. It is also one of the rare schools that offer courses in both official languages. CompuEase offers an array of courses from basic to expert level. It is proud to have among its clients many of the private firms as well as most of government departments and organizations including the Senate, the House of Commons and the Bank of Canada. Here are some of the reasons why you should get your training done with us: - 30-day "Learn or Come Back Free" guarantee - Unlimited phone and e-mail support - Supporting training manuals in either English or French - CompuEase Certificate of Achievement - Small Classes to ensure maximum participation Our very high rate of returnees speaks for itself.

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This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.32 out of 5 based on 231 reviews.

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Geoff was a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Loved the 1 on 1 option which allowed me to complete 2 courses in 1 day.
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Lori was excellent!
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I found the instructor very informative and she addressed all of my questions and concerns.
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Instructor and venue were excellent. Made a full day training course enjoyable.
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The building itself is pretty dingy, but the instructor made up for it!!
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Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minutes due to course material not having been properly loaded on computers. These issues continued throughout class, ie some of my important menu tabs were in french, others in english. I had requested an English class. Another student had Excel 2007 instead of Excel 2010, when the rest of us and the instructor were working with 2010. I would have liked to continue to 4:00, but the instructor made it clear that her preference was to leave at 3:30, so no one said anything. The windows had to be opened because the room was too warm, but the people next to the windows were wearing their coats because they were too cold.

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