Microsoft Visio Level 1

Microsoft Visio Level 1 

Visio Level 1 – Course Outline (PDF printable version)

General Information

Duration: 3 x half days – 10.5 hours
Cost: $550 GST‐Exempt, Includes Training Manual
Prerequisite: Experience with Microsoft Windows and use of a mouse.
Objectives: To provide a thorough understanding of the comprehensive concepts and skills that will enable the participant to effectively use Microsoft Visio.
Methodology: Group and individual instruction, hands on, practical exercises, visual aids, comprehensive course documentation.
Expected Outcome: By the end of the course the participant should be able to use the following functions and features of Microsoft Visio.

Course Content

Getting to Know Visio:
• Starting Microsoft Visio
• Creating a Blank Drawing from a Template
• The Microsoft Visio Screen
• How Microsoft Visio works
• Using the Ribbon
• Using Ribbon KeyTips
• Minimising the Ribbon
• Understanding and Accessing the Backstage View
• Using Shortcut Menus
• Understanding and Customising the Status Bar
• Saving a New Drawing
• Exiting Safely from Visio

• The Shapes Window
• Quick Shapes
• Creating a Custom Stencil
• Opening, Editing and Closing a Stencil

• Placing Shapes from Stencils
• Selecting Shapes
• Resizing and Moving Shapes
• Duplicating Shapes
• Rotating and Flipping Shapes
• Ordering Shapes
• Merging to Create New Shapes
• Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
• Aligning Shapes
• Distributing Shapes
• Using Snap and Glue
• Using the Dynamic Grid

• Connecting Shapes
• Automatically Adding Connected Shapes
• Connecting Existing Shapes
• Inserting and Deleting Shapes
• Adding Text to Connectors
• Changing Connectors
• Working with Connection Points
• Formatting Connectors

• Adding Containers
• Adding Shapes to a Container
• Formatting Containers
• Deleting Containers

Working with Text:
• Adding Text to Shapes
• Formatting Text in Shapes
• Creating a Text Block
• Aligning Text
• Creating Bulleted Lists
• Creating Tables
• Spell Checking Text

Working with Pages:
• Inserting Pages
• Naming Pages
• Changing Page Order
• Rotating Pages
• Deleting Pages
• Applying a Background Style
• Adding Headers and Footers
• Inserting a Logo
• Assigning a Background Page to Other Pages
• Page Size and Orientation

Page Tools:
• Understanding Page Tools
• Zooming
• The Pan & Zoom Window
• Displaying Grids and Rulers
• Changing Grids and Rulers
• Setting Guides and Ruler Points
• Using Guides and Guide Points
• Working with Rulers
• Changing the Scaling

Editing Pages:
• Copying, Cutting and Pasting Shapes
• Copying a Drawing Page
• Using Find and Replace

• Understanding and Applying a Theme
• Creating Custom Theme Colours and Effects
• Copying a Custom Theme to Another Drawing
• Deleting Custom Themes

Outputting Drawings
• Using Print Preview
• Print Setup and Page Size Options
• Fitting a Drawing to Printer Pages
• Printing and Emailing Drawings