Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Course Outline

Microsoft Office Visio 2007

Section 1: Getting Started.

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Visio?

Visio Standard VS Visio Professional

What's New in Visio 2007

Opening Microsoft Visio

Interface Overview

Closing Visio


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Lesson 1.2: Interacting with Visio

Using Visio's Menus

Using the Standard Toolbar

Using the Formatting Toolbar

Moving Toolbars

Hiding and Showing Toolbars

Using the Status Bar


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Lesson 1.3: Working With Files

Saving Files

Opening Files

Switching Between Open Files

Closing Drawings


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Lesson 1.4: Using the Getting Started Window.

Choosing a Template Category

Choosing a Template

Searching for a Template

Opening a Recent Template or Drawing

Using a Sample

Templates, Stencils, and Shapes


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Lesson 1.5: Getting Help in Visio

Using the Help Window

Using the Help Screen

Type a Question for Help

Getting Help in a Task Pane or Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Creating a Basic Drawing

Lesson 2.1: Creating a Basic Drawing

Using the Shapes Pane

Adding Backgrounds

Adding Borders and Titles

Adding Shapes


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Lesson 2.2: Basic Editing Commands

Selecting Shapes

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

Undo and Redo

Resizing Shapes

Moving Shapes

Duplicating Shapes


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Lesson 2.3: Formatting Shapes

Changing Line Style

Changing Fill Color

Adding Shadows

Modifying Corners

Using Themes

Using the Format Painter


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Lesson 2.4: Adding Text

Using the Text Box Tool

Using the Text Block Tool

Typing and Editing Text

Inserting Symbols


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Lesson 2.5: Formatting Text

Adding Basic Effects

Changing Text Color

Changing Font Type and Size

Aligning Text


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Lesson 2.6: Working with Pages

Adding Pages

Switching Between Open Pages

Removing Pages

The Page Setup Dialog


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Doing More with Your Drawing

Lesson 3.1: Other Ways to Add Shapes

Adding Shapes from the File Menu

Accessing Shapes from the Standard Toolbar

Using the Drawing Tools Toolbar

Adding Shape Screen Tips


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Lesson 3.2: Working With Shapes

Grouping Shapes

Layering Shapes

Rotating and Flipping Shapes

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

Snap and Glue

Double Click Behaviors


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Lesson 3.3: More Shape Tasks

Connecting Shapes

Configuring a Layout

Using the Re-Layout Command

Adding Data to Shapes

Other Shape Operations


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Lesson 3.4: Using Layers

Adding a Layer

Showing and Hiding Layers

Activating a Layer

Preserving Group Member Properties

Coloring (and Locking) Layers


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Lesson 3.5: Adding Objects

Inserting a Comment

Inserting an Image

Formatting a Picture

Adding Charts

Adding Equations


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Lesson 3.6: Adding Advanced Objects

Adding a Hyperlink

Inserting an External Object

Inserting a CAD Drawing

Inserting a Control


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Working With Visio Files

Lesson 4.1: Using Templates

Opening Templates

Using a Template

Creating a Template


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Lesson 4.2: Using Stencils

Creating a New Stencil

Adding Shapes to Stencils

Copying Shapes from One Stencil to Another

Removing Shapes from Stencils

Saving Stencils


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Lesson 4.3: Saving Visio Files

Saving a File for the First Time

Saving a File for the Second Time

Changing File Extensions

Saving a File as a Web Page


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Lesson 4.4: Advanced File Tasks

Using AutoRecover

Accessing File Properties

Removing Hidden Information

E-Mailing a Drawing

Saving as PDF or XPS


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Viewing and Printing your Drawings

Lesson 5.1: Managing your Drawings

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Using Zoom

Using Guides

Using the Dynamic Grid

Viewing or Hiding Rulers, Grids, Guides, and Connection Points


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Lesson 5.2: Managing Windows

Creating a New Window

Cascading Windows

Tiling Windows

Using the ShapeSheet


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Lesson 5.3: More Visio Window Commands

Using the Pan and Zoom Window

Using the Shape Data Window

Using the Size and Position Window

Using the Drawing Explorer Window

The External Data Window and External Data Features


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Lesson 5.4: Using Print Preview.

Opening Print Preview

Using the Print Preview Toolbar

Zooming In and Out

Changing View Options

Navigating Print Preview

Setting Print Options


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Lesson 5.5: Printing a Drawing

Print Commands

Using the Print Dialog

Setting Printer Options

Copies and Page Ranges


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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