AudienceThis course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to create complex graphics and illustrations (such as floor plans, custom maps, and scientific illustrations) in Microsoft® Office Visio® 2013 that may be linked to external data sources and may be inserted into other Microsoft Office files.

DescriptionUpon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Enhance the look of drawings.
  • Create shapes, stencils and templates.
  • Connect drawings to external data.
  • Create macros.
  • Share drawings.

PrerequisitesTo ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:
  • Microsoft® Windows® experience.
  • Microsoft® Office Visio® 2013 Beginning.
Suggested Class SizeMinimum 3
Maximum 12

Course LengthFull day

Table of ContentsLesson 1: Enhancing the Look of Drawings
Topic A: Create a Microsoft Account and Sign in to Visio
Topic B: Work with Shape Styles
Topic C: Use 3D Shapes
Topic D: Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles
Topic E: Define Shape Styles

Lesson 2: Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates
Topic A: Create Simple Custom Shapes
Topic B: Create Custom Stencils
Topic C: Create Custom Templates

Lesson 3: Connecting Drawings to External Data
Topic A: Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet
Topic B: Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet
Topic C: Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File
Topic D: Create a Timeline from a Project File
Topic E: Connect a Map to an Access Database

Lesson 4: Leveraging Development Tools
Topic A: Create Macros
Topic B: Modify ShapeSheets
Topic C: Build Advanced Shapes
Lesson 5: Sharing Drawings
Topic A: Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive
Topic B: Review Drawings
Topic C: Insert Drawings into Other Office Files
Topic D: Export Drawings