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Microsoft Visio Professional is an application used for creating diagram to simplify complex information.  
This course will help you build your skills in Visio to enable you to create complex diagrams including organisation charts, cross functional flowcharts and Gantt charts.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Versions: This course is suitable for users of Visio 2010, 2013, 2106
  • Target Audience: Experienced. This course is for existing users of Visio.
  • Prerequisites: Completion of the MCI Visio Introduction course or equivalent.

  • Work with page tools
  • Apply, modify and work with themes
  • Print, email and export drawings
  • Create simple organisational charts
  • Create and modify calendars
  • Create and work with Gantt charts
  • Create and work with cross functional flowcharts

Page Tools

  • Understanding Page Tools
  • Zooming
  • Panning
  • Using the Pan and Zoom Window
  • Displaying Grids and Rulers
  • Changing Grids and Rulers
  • Setting Guides and Guide Points
  • Using Guides and Guide Points
  • Working With Rulers


  • Understanding Themes
  • Applying a Theme
  • Applying a Theme Variant
  • Highlighting Shapes With Quick Styles
  • Embellishing Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Theme
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours

Working Collaboratively

  • Adding Comments
  • Working With Comments
  • Using the Comments Pane
  • Commenting With Ink
  • Coauthoring Drawings
  • Saving to OneDrive
  • Sharing Drawings
  • Opening Shared Drawings

Organisation Charts

  • Creating an Organisation Chart From Scratch
  • Adding Multiple Shapes
  • Changing a Position Type
  • Changing the Layout of Shapes
  • Changing the Spacing of Shapes
  • Creating a Team
  • Changing the Order of Shapes
  • Adding a Title
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Formatting an Organisation Chart
  • Adding Shape Data
  • Creating Shape Data Fields
  • Creating a Custom Shape and Stencil
  • Creating Master Shape Data Fields

Organisation Chart Data

  • Creating an Org Chart From Employee Data
  • Creating an Org Chart From a New Data File
  • Adding Employee Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Comparing Versions
  • Creating Synchronised Copies
  • Synchronising Subordinates


  • Creating a Calendar
  • Adding Appointments to a Calendar
  • Adding a Multiday Event to a Calendar
  • Adding Text to a Calendar
  • Adding Art to a Calendar
  • Adding a Thumbnail Month
  • Formatting Calendars

Gantt Charts

  • Understanding Gantt Charts
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Options
  • Creating a Gantt Chart
  • Entering Task Details
  • Creating Subtasks
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks
  • Adding and Deleting Tasks
  • Adding Milestones
  • Adding and Hiding Columns
  • Navigating a Gantt Chart
  • Formatting Task Bars
  • Managing the Timescale
  • Exporting From a Gantt Chart
  • Importing Data Into a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Gantt Charts

Cross Functional Flowcharts

  • Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts
  • Creating a Cross Functional Flowchart
  • Adding Swimlanes
  • Adding Swimlane Labels
  • Adding Phases
  • Adding Shapes
  • Adjusting Swimlanes and Phases
  • Formatting Cross Functional Charts

Outputting Drawings

  • Using Print Preview
  • Fitting a Drawing to Printer Pages
  • Printing a Drawing
  • Emailing Drawings


Exercise Files

Visio-2010 Exercise Files

Challenge Exercise Files

Please note there is no pre-course work for this course.

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