What Is Visio?

Some people might think that only artists can—or need to—draw. However, when you’re sharing complex information—like the layout of a subway system—a diagram can be more effective than words. Microsoft Office Visio 2007 is a business and technical drawing and diagramming program that anyone can use to communicate concepts, procedures, product information, specifications, and more. Most of us respond to visual images on the Web and in the reports and e-mail we see every day, even when the accompanying text doesn’t grab our attention. Images such as charts, tables, process flows, floor plans, and Venn diagrams use text and symbols to convey information at a glance. You could call this type of image an information graphic, and a good ...

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