This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to create custom elements and a custom template, represent external data as a drawing, and share work with others in Microsoft® Office Visio®.


Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Create a custom shape.
  • Design a custom stencil.
  • Design styles and templates.
  • Design a floor plan.
  • Represent external data in Visio.
  • Share their work.

To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:

Microsoft® Office Windows® experience
Microsoft® Office Visio® 2010 experience

Suggested Class SizeMinimum 3
Maximum 12
Course Length8 hours

Lesson 1: Creating a Custom Shape

   Topic 1A: Draw Basic Shapes

   Topic 1B: Enhance Basic Shapes

Lesson 2: Designing a Custom Stencil

   Topic 2A: Create a Custom Stencil

   Topic 2B: Customize a Stencil Master

Lesson 3: Designing Styles and Templates

   Topic 3A: Define a New Style

   Topic 3B: Create a Template

Lesson 4: Designing a Floor Plan

   Topic 4A: Create an Office Layout

   Topic 4B: Work with Layers

Lesson 5: Representing External Data in Visio

   Topic 5A: Generate a PivotDiagram

   Topic 5B: Create an Organization Chart from External Data

   Topic 5C: Import Project Plan Data into Visio

   Topic 5D: Link to a Database

   Topic 5E: Import Excel Data

Lesson 6: Sharing Your Drawings

   Topic 6A: Link a Visio Drawing to Other Applications 

   Topic 6B: Convert a Visio Drawing to Other File Formats

   Topic 6C: Print a Visio Drawing