Advanced Microsoft Visio

Duration: 1 Day


Delegates will learn how to fully utilise Visio's drawing features to create professional looking drawings with increased efficiency. They will work with many advanced features of Visio including using the drawing tools, creating a cross functional flowchart, custom shape design and sharing Visio drawings with other applications.


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

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Creating a Cross Functional Flowchart

  • Add File Properties to a drawing
  • Change the Page Setup of a drawing
  • Add background pages to a drawing
  • Create a custom field for a shape
  • Copying shapes
  • Adding guides & aligning objects to it
  • Adjust one guide to move a shape
  • Align a group of shapes
  • Add text to lines
  • Link Pages using a shape
  • Add a hyperlink to a page
  • Create a dynamic connectors between shapes
  • Use the page layout wizard to add titles and borders

Sharing your Work

  • Place one Visio chart into Word
  • Resize one pasted object in Word
  • Create one linked object within Word
  • Use the Text box properties in Word to change the look of an object
  • Edit a Visio object from within Word
  • Use drag and drop between Word and Visio to copy an object
  • Convert a drawing to HTML
  • Add a Visio drawing to a PowerPoint presentation
  • Use the local stencil to change shapes

Custom Shape Design

  • Creating new shapes
  • Add connection points to a shape
  • Use the SmartShape wizard to add functionality to a shape
  • Create a custom stencil and add a master shape to it

Drawings and Data

  • Use and add Custom properties
  • Use the Custom Properties Editor to add an additional property
  • Create a report from the Custom Properties of a shape
  • Update a report created using custom properties
  • Adding text notes to a shape
  • Connect a series of shapes to a database using the database wizard

Advanced Custom Shape Design

  • Use the Pencil tool to reshape a drawn object
  • Adding and removing vertex points
  • Protect a shape
  • Assign a double-click action to a shape


  • Describe the different layer properties
  • Assign a shape to a layer
  • Create a new layer
  • Set layer properties

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