Upgrading to Visio 2010 Course Outline

Upgrading to Visio 2010



Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Office Visio 2010?

What’s New in Microsoft Office Visio 2010?

Opening Visio

Interacting with Visio

Closing Visio


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Lesson 1.2: Interface Basics

Interface Overview

Using the File Menu (Backstage View)

Using Standard Tabs

Using Contextual Tabs

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 1.3: Using the Quick Access Toolbar

The Default Quick Access Toolbar Commands

Adding Commands

Removing Commands

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 1.4: 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 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: New and Improved Diagram Tools

Lesson 2.1: 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


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Lesson 2.2: Arranging Shapes

Using Auto Align and Auto Space

Using the Dynamic Grid

Using Auto Size

Using Drag and Drop

AutoConnect Improvements


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Lesson 2.3: Modifying Pictures

Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast

Using AutoBalance

Compressing Pictures

Adding a Border


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Lesson 2.4: Using My Shapes and Quick Shapes

Understanding My Shapes

Understanding Quick Shapes

Adding Shapes to Quick Shapes

Adding Shapes to My Shapes

Organizing My Shapes


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Lesson 2.5: Polishing Your Diagram

Changing the Theme

Customizing the Current Theme

Removing Personal Information

Reducing File Size


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Lesson 2.6: Printing Your Diagram

Changing Page Setup Options

Using Print Preview

Printing the Diagram

Publishing to PDF or XPS


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Containers and Callouts

Lesson 3.1: Working with Containers

Adding a Container

Using the Container Tools – Format Tab

Resizing a Container

Adding Shapes to a Container

Removing Shapes from a Container

Disbanding the Container


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Lesson 3.2: Formatting Containers

Choosing a Container Style

Choosing a Heading Style

Selecting a Container’s Contents

Locking a Container


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Lesson 3.3: Adding a Callout

Inserting a Callout

Moving a Callout

Changing the Position of the Callout Line

Resizing a Callout

Changing the Callout Style


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Advanced Diagrams and Tools

Lesson 4.1: Creating Process Diagrams

Creating a Process Diagram

Creating New Subprocesses

Linking Subprocesses

Editing Subprocess Links


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Lesson 4.2: Validating Process Diagrams

Choosing Rules to Run

Importing Rules

Performing a Check

Showing and Hiding the Issues Window


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Lesson 4.3: Creating Cross-Functional Flowcharts

Getting Started

Adding Swimlanes and Separators

Changing Diagram Orientation and Direction

Modifying Swimlane Margins

Choosing a Flowchart Style

Modifying Flowchart Elements


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Lesson 4.4: Using Data Graphics

Understanding Data Graphics

Inserting Data Graphics

Creating Custom Data Graphics

Editing Data Graphics

Removing Data Graphics


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Lesson 4.5: Creating Legends

Adding a Legend

Editing a Legend

Adding Text to a Legend

Adding Shapes to a Legend

Removing a Legend


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Answer Key

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4


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