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Softek Services, Inc.
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 747-5000

Computer Training Software Consulting Database Programming

Instructor-led Training

Intermediate Microsoft Visio

Version 2010 • 2013 • 2016

1 Day, 9:00-4:00, 6 Hours

This instructor-led, hands-on course teaches students advanced features, including using the drawing tools, creating and working with custom stencils and templates, and sharing their Visio drawings with other applications.  In order to successfully complete this course, we recommend that you first take Softek’s Introduction to Microsoft Visio course or have equivalent knowledge.

Enhancing the Look of Drawings

  • Create a Microsoft Account and Sign in to Visio
  • Work with Shape Styles
  • Shape Quick Styles
  • Fill, Line, and Effects
  • Use 3D Shapes
  • 2D vs 3D Shapes
  • 3D Templates and Stencils
  • 3D Format and Rotation
  • Apply Borders, Backgrounds, and Titles
  • Define Shape Styles
  • Reasons to Define a Style
  • The Define Style and Styles Commands

Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates

  • Create Simple Custom Shapes
  • Visio File Formats
  • When to Create a Custom Shape
  • The Favorites Stencil
  • Master and Regular Shapes
  • Create Custom Stencils
  • The My Shapes Folder
  • The Edit Stencil Command
  • Create Custom Templates

Connecting Drawings to External Data

  • Make an Organizational Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet
  • Benefits of Linking to External Data
  • Data Types That Can be Linked
  • The Organization Chart Wizard
  • Generate a PivotDiagram from an Excel Spreadsheet
  • The PivotDiagram Template
  • The Data Selector Tool
  • Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File
  • Gantt Chart Options
  • The Import Project Data Wizard
  • Create a Timeline from a Project File
  • Connect a Map to an Access Database

Leveraging Development Tools

  • Create Macros
  • The Developer Tab
  • Macro Commands
  • Macros Security
  • Modify ShapeSheets
  • Build Advanced ShapeSheets
  • Drawing Tools
  • Shape Operations
  • Shape Groups and Behaviors

Sharing Drawings

  • Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive
  • Review Drawings
  • Comments and Replies
  • Ink Markup
  • Insert Drawings into Other Office Files
  • Export Drawings
  • PDF and XPS
  • Visio Drawing Formats
  • Graphic File Types
  • The AutoCAD Drawing Format
  • Web Page Publication
  • Print Drawings

Appendix A: Using Diagram Standards


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Public Class

$325 per student
Or one voucher

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Private Group Classes

Conducted at Your Office

$1400 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1600 flat fee for up to 12 students
$100 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$1550 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1750 flat fee for up to 12 students
$100 per additional student

Have more or fewer students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Fill out our quote request form for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Why choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee