CHAPTER 1

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Introduction and Background

You’ve probably heard that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and also that actions speak louder than words. If you put those two axioms together, you get the idea of Visio. It is often far easier to understand and simpler to explain a concept, a theory, or even a story by presenting actions visually in blocks and diagrams rather than words. Visio is a very powerful vector graphic tool you can use for exactly that, and Visio Services lets you bring your Visio diagrams to life. In this chapter, we’ll have a brief background on Visio, and what Visio Services can do.

First, let’s take a quick look at what we’ll ...

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