Visio 2003
Basic Skills
Course Code: CT11 -830

The Visio 2003 Basic Skills course will help students learn basic concepts for creating flowcharts, organisation charts and other diagrams. This includes learning the basics for using and creating shapes, utilising formatting elements and many time-saving shortcuts and techniques designed to increase user productivity.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Visio and manipulate stencils
  • Set file properties, create background pages, work with detail pages and links.
  • Draw and reshape objects
  • Add Separators, Connection Points and Detail pages
  • Use various formatting options for shapes and text
  • Create network, rack, directory ,brainstorming, Organisation chart and Flowchart diagrams

What you will learn
Topics covered by this course include:

Exploring the Visio environment

  • Visio basics
  • Navigating in Visio
  • Stencil overview
  • Working with objects

Drawing tools

  • Drawing objects
  • Additional drawing techniques
  • Editing objects
Formatting drawings
  • Formatting basics
  • Formatting text blocks
  • Formatting shapes and lines


Creating basic diagrams
  • Planning your diagram
  • Master shapes
  • Connecting shapes
  • Dynamic connectors
  • An introduction to text features
  • Organization charts

Working with pages

  • Creating and setting up a new drawing
  • Working with background pages
  • Working with links

Creating network and brainstorming diagrams

  • Network diagramming
  • Rack and directory service diagrams

An introduction to advanced features

  • Advanced layout and connection techniques
  • Custom properties
  • Reporting

Basic Windows knowledge and a basic understanding of drawing applications is helpful.

Dates and times
Please refer to your Fourth R centre for dates and times.

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