Introduction to Microsoft Visio

Duration: 1 Day


To learn to use Visio to create schematic diagrams and other drawings in the most time efficient and straightforward manner. The course will emphasise the use of templates and stencils for consistency and speed. Following this thorough introduction to the Visio working environment, delegates will be able to get straight on with creating their own work.


Experience of the Windows operating system or previous attendance on the equivalent training course.

Course includes

Follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Using the Visio drawing environment
  • Using online help
  • Creating and open templates, stencils, and styles
  • Creating, editing, and saving a drawing
  • Add and edit text

Working with shapes

  • Distinguishing between master shapes and instances
  • Dragging shapes from a stencil onto a drawing page
  • Drawing simple shapes
  • Creating shapes using shape operations
  • Formatting text and shapes
  • Selecting and moving individual or multiple shapes
  • Resizing and rotating shapes
  • Stacking, connecting, and aligning shapes
  • Grouping and ungrouping shapes
  • Editing shapes in a group

Using 1D and 2D shapes

  • Determining the differences between 1-D and 2-D shapes
  • Glueing and unglueing the ends of 1-D shapes to connect points
  • Glueing 2-D shapes to guides

Further techniques

  • Working with layers
  • Creating drill-down pages
  • Working with background pages
  • Creating a scaled drawing
  • Creating and using hyperlinks in Visio drawings to navigate to URLs and files
  • Alternating views using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts
  • Copying and pasting Visio drawings into other Microsoft applications

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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