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Visio: Essentials

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Who should attend?

This course is for users who wish to get an overview of how to use Visio to make more advanced diagrams than can be created with standard MS Office applications


Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, and a basic knowledge of MS Office. No existing knowledge of MS Visio is required

Course Objectives

This course is ideal for people who want to learn how to design diagrams, organisation charts, office layouts or website maps using Microsoft Visio. During the course you will be taught how to use the basic tools and techniques available in Visio so that you can create detailed, business focused diagrams.

Course Contents

The subjects listed on the left are an outline. If there are any additional subjects you wish to cover, please feel free to call us prior to the course. All of our courses can be tailored to meet your business needs.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises or at our training centre in Merseyside. We can provide a mobile IT classroom at any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you. We frequently deliver training in Liverpool, Wirral, Blackpool, Manchester, London, Chester, Warrington, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, Leatherhead and Aberdeen as well as in European countries such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Ireland.

Software Versions

We offer training solutions for all versions of Visio - 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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Course Duration

1 Day Classroom Training or Online

Our course timings are 09:30 - 16:30.

Getting Started

  • Overview of Visio
  • The Interface
  • Creating Files
  • Changing Views
  • Navigating Pages
  • Manipulating Stencils
  • Selection Techniques
  • Scaling/Resizing

Basic Techniques

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Reshaping
  • Drawing Lines
  • Drawing With Precision
  • Size & Positioning
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Aligning/Distributing
  • Connected Drawings
  • Rotating Objects
  • Changing the Stacking Order of Shapes

Flow Diagrams

  • Connecting Shapes
  • Understanding Connectors and Glue
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Creating Text only Shapes
  • Modifying a Text Block
  • Formatting Text
  • Copy and Pasting Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Dynamic Shapes


  • Importing Graphics
  • Manipulating Graphics
  • Creating Stencils

Printing Drawings

  • Using Print Preview
  • Using Page Setup
  • Creating Headers and Footers
  • Printing a Drawing
  • Copying a Drawing to another Application


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Upcoming Courses

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