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Microsoft® Visio® 2010: Step by Step

Book Description

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking business and technical diagrams with Visio 2010. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Build a variety of charts and diagrams with Visio templates

  • Draw organization charts, floor plans, flowcharts, and more

  • Apply color, text, and themes to your Visio diagrams

  • Use Visio shapes to link to, store, and visualize data

  • Collaborate on diagrams with Microsoft SharePoint 2010

  • Create custom diagrams with your own shapes and templates

  • Your Step by Step digital content includes:

  • All the book's practice files—ready to download and put to work.

  • Fully searchable online edition of this book—with unlimited access on the Web. Free online account required.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. Introducing Visio 2010
      1. Creating and Enhancing Diagrams More Easily
      2. Adding Structure to Visio Diagrams
      3. Publishing to SharePoint
      4. Managing Business Processes
      5. Validating Diagrams
      6. Summary
    4. Modifying the Display of the Ribbon
      1. Dynamic Ribbon Elements
      2. Changing the Width of the Ribbon
      3. Adapting Exercise Steps
    5. Features and Conventions of This Book
    6. Using the Practice Files
      1. Companion Content
    7. Getting Support and Giving Feedback
      1. Errata
      2. Getting Help with Visio 2010
      3. We Want to Hear from You
      4. Stay in Touch
    8. Your Companion eBook
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. 1. A Visual Orientation to a Visual Product
      1. Getting Started with Visio 2010
        1. Visio Standard
        2. Visio Professional
        3. Visio Premium
      2. Exploring the Backstage View
      3. Using the Visio Ribbon
      4. Resizing the Ribbon
      5. Minimizing the Ribbon
      6. Understanding Contextual Tabs
      7. Understanding Add-in Tabs
      8. Understanding Shapes, Masters, Stencils, and Templates
      9. Exploring the Drawing Window
      10. Managing the Shapes Window
      11. Panning and Zooming in Visio
      12. Resizing and Repositioning Shapes
      13. Key Points
    11. 2. Creating a New Diagram
      1. Using Basic Shapes and the Dynamic Grid
      2. Selecting Shapes
      3. Copying and Pasting Shapes
      4. Connecting Shapes with Lines
      5. Connecting Shapes with Dynamic Connectors
      6. Identifying 1-D Shapes and Types of Glue
      7. Positioning Shapes with Rulers and Guides
      8. Using AutoConnect and Quick Shapes
      9. Using AutoAdd and AutoDelete
      10. Starting a New Diagram from a Sample Diagram
      11. Key Points
    12. 3. Adding Sophistication to Your Drawings
      1. Adding Text to Shapes
      2. Creating and Formatting Text Boxes
      3. Orienting Shapes on the Page
      4. Orienting Shape Text
      5. Positioning Shape Text
      6. Adding ScreenTips and Comments
      7. Using Shape Data
      8. Inserting Fields: The Basics
      9. Grouping Shapes
      10. Inserting Pictures
      11. Understanding Layers
      12. Managing Pages and Page Setup
      13. Working with Background Pages and Borders
      14. Key Points
    13. 4. Drawing the Real World: Flowcharts and Organization Charts
      1. Selecting a Flowchart Type
        1. Visio Standard
        2. Visio Professional
        3. Visio Premium
      2. Creating Flowcharts
      3. Adding Labels to Flowcharts
      4. Understanding Swimlane Diagrams
      5. Creating Swimlane Diagrams
      6. Understanding Organization Charts
      7. Building an Organization Chart by Hand
      8. Using the Organization Chart Wizard with Existing Data
      9. Using the Organization Chart Wizard with New Data
      10. Enhancing Org Charts with Pictures
      11. Key Points
    14. 5. Adding Style, Color, and Themes
      1. Aligning and Spacing Shapes
      2. Using the Auto Align & Space Feature
      3. Applying Color and Fill Patterns
      4. Applying Line Styles and Colors
      5. Using the Format Painter
      6. Turning Off the Grid
      7. Applying Themes to Your Diagrams: Part 1
      8. Applying Themes to Your Diagrams: Part 2
      9. Customizing Themes
      10. Setting Theme Options
      11. Key Points
    15. 6. Entering, Linking to, and Reporting on Data
      1. Understanding Shape Data
      2. Viewing Shape Data
      3. Editing Shape Data
      4. Viewing Shape Data Attributes
      5. Changing Shape Data Attributes
      6. Creating New Shape Data Fields
      7. Linking Diagrams to External Data
      8. Refreshing All Data in Linked Diagrams
      9. Refreshing Selected Data in Linked Diagrams
      10. Scheduling Data Refresh
      11. Linking Data to Shapes Automatically
      12. Running a Predefined Report
      13. Creating a New Report
      14. Modifying an Existing Report
      15. Key Points
    16. 7. Adding and Using Hyperlinks
      1. Enhancing Diagrams by Adding Hyperlinks
      2. Using Hyperlinks
      3. Linking to a Website
      4. Linking to a Document
      5. Linking to a Specific Location in a Document
      6. Linking to Another Visio Page
      7. Understanding Relative and Absolute Hyperlinks
      8. Setting the Hyperlink Base
      9. Editing Existing Hyperlinks
      10. Adding Multiple Hyperlinks
      11. Key Points
    17. 8. Sharing and Publishing Diagrams: Part 1
      1. Previewing and Printing Visio Diagrams
      2. Removing Personal Information
      3. Creating Graphics
      4. Saving in Other File Formats
      5. Creating Visio Templates
      6. Sharing Diagrams by Using the Visio Viewer
      7. Publishing Visio Diagrams to the Web
      8. Key Points
    18. 9. Drawing the Real World: Network and Data Center Diagrams
      1. Building Basic Network Diagrams
      2. Building Detailed Network Diagrams
      3. Organizing Network Shapes in a Diagram
      4. Creating Rack Diagrams
      5. Adding Equipment to Rack Diagrams
      6. Changing the Drawing Scale
      7. Running Computer and Network Reports
      8. Searching and Replacing Text
      9. Mapping Active Directory and LDAP
      10. Key Points
    19. 10. Visualizing Your Data
      1. Enhancing Diagrams with Data-Driven Graphics
        1. Network Equipment Diagram
        2. Process Improvement Workflow
        3. Casino Operation
        4. Risk Management
      2. Using Existing Data Graphics
      3. Editing Data Graphics
      4. Creating New Data Graphics
      5. Creating Data Graphic Legends
      6. Key Points
    20. 11. Adding Structure to Your Diagrams
      1. Comparing Containers and Groups
      2. Working with Containers and Their Contents
      3. Formatting Containers
      4. Sizing Containers
      5. Adding Shapes to Lists
      6. Formatting and Sizing Lists
      7. Finding Containers and Lists in Visio
        1. Swimlanes
        2. Wireframes
        3. Legends
      8. Annotating Shapes with Callouts
      9. Key Points
    21. 12. Creating and Validating Process Diagrams
      1. Understanding Visio Rules
      2. Validating Flowcharts
      3. Understanding BPMN
      4. Creating and Validating BPMN Diagrams
      5. Creating Subprocesses
      6. Creating and Exporting SharePoint Workflow Diagrams
      7. Reusing Existing Validation Rules
      8. Creating New Validation Rules
      9. Key Points
    22. 13. Sharing and Publishing Diagrams: Part 2
      1. Customizing Diagrams Saved as Websites
      2. Saving Visio-Created Websites on a SharePoint Server
      3. Understanding Visio Services
      4. Publishing Visio Drawings to SharePoint 2010 Visio Services
      5. Key Points
    23. A. Looking Under the Hood
      1. Customizing the Visio User Interface
      2. Running in Developer Mode
      3. Viewing and Modifying the ShapeSheet
      4. Inserting Fields: Advanced Topics
      5. Recording and Running Macros
      6. Programming Visio by Using Visual Basic for Applications
      7. Creating Containers and Lists
    24. Glossary
    25. B. About the Author
    26. Index
    27. About the Author
    28. Special Upgrade Offer
    29. Copyright