Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to use Visio 2003, the Microsoft Office business and technical diagramming program. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need, or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
Produce computer network diagrams, organization charts, floor plans, and more
Use templates to create new diagrams and drawings quickly
Add text, color, and 1-D and 2-D shapes
Insert graphics and pictures, such as company logos
Connect shapes to create a basic flowchart or timeline
Link diagrams to files in other Microsoft Office programs to keep changes in synch
Create your own shapes, stencils, and templates
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Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook—10,000+ entries!
Introducing the Tablet PC eBook
Complete STEP BY STEP eBook
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Chapter 1 Starting Diagrams
Starting Diagrams by Using Templates
Working Within the Microsoft Office Visio Environment
Customizing the Visio Environment
Getting Visio and Diagram Help
Chapter 2 Adding Shapes to Diagrams
Working with 1-D and 2-D Shapes
Adding Text to Shapes and the Drawing Page
Moving, Sizing, Rotating, and Copying Shapes
Working with Groups
Finding Shapes for Diagrams
Inserting Pictures into Diagrams
Chapter 3 Formatting Shapes and Diagrams
Adding Decorative Elements to Diagrams
Adding Color Schemes to Diagrams
Previewing and Printing Diagrams
Chapter 4 Connecting Shapes
Connecting Shapes in Flowcharts
Modifying Shape Connections
Changing the Layout of Connected Shapes
Chapter 5 Creating Project Schedules
Creating Timelines to View Projects at a Glance
Exporting Timelines to Create Gantt Charts
Tracking Project Details with Gantt Charts
Chapter 6 Creating Organization Charts
Importing Data to Create Organization Charts
Storing and Displaying Employee Information in Organization Charts
Customizing the Layout of Organization Charts
Saving Diagrams as Web Pages
Chapter 7 Laying Out Office Spaces
Creating Scaled Office Spaces
Adding Door, Window, and Furniture Shapes to Office Layouts
Organizing Shapes in Office Layouts by Using Layers
Chapter 8 Creating Network Diagrams
Connecting Shapes in Network Diagrams
Storing Information with Network Shapes
Creating Network Reports
Chapter 9 Using Visio Diagrams with the Microsoft Office System
Creating New Visio Diagrams in Office 2003 Files
Embedding Copies of Visio Diagrams in Office 2003 Files
Linking Visio Diagrams to Office 2003 Files
Chapter 10 Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates
Judy Lemke specializes in documentation and training for Microsoft Office Visio. She is an award-winning writer with more than ten years of experience writing, editing, and designing everything from developer documentation and tutorials to product manuals and marketing collateral.
Jennifer Angier has fifteen years? experience writing and editing for training,technical, marketing, and employee communications purposes. For six of thoseyears, she has specialized in creating online and print materials about technicalsubjects for non-technical audiences. Ms. Angier was editor for Microsoft Outlook2000 Step by Step.
Nanette J. Eaton is an award-winning software writer and author of Microsoft Visio2002 Inside Out and Microsoft Works 2001 Step by Step, published by Microsoft Press.Formerly a managing Web editor and senior technical writer at Visio, she has writtenmore than 20 user manuals and programmer guides.
Lori Schultz Goff is a Seattle-based technical writer with more than ten years ofsoftware industry experience. She began her career writing training manuals forMicrosoft developers. A former senior online help developer at Visio, she has writtenaward-winning documentation about Visio products for eight years.
Judy Lemke has more than seven years? experience writing about and workingwith Microsoft Visio products. During this time, she has written Visio end-userdocumentation, developer documentation, and award-winning training materials.