Chapter 1. Overview of Process Management in Microsoft Visio 2013

When Visio was first conceived of over 20 years ago, its first stated marketing aim was to outsell ABC Flowcharter, the best-selling process diagramming tool at the time. Therefore, Visio had to have all of the features from the start that are core in the creation of flowcharts, namely the ability to connect one shape to another and to have the lines route themselves around shapes. Visio soon achieved its aim, and looked for other targets to reach.

So, process flow diagrams have long been a cornerstone of Visio's popularity and appeal and, although there have been some usability improvements over the years, there have been few enhancements to turn the diagrams into models that can ...

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