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Visio 2010 Essential Training

with David Edson

Video: Welcome

Create flowcharts, organizational charts, timelines, and more with this popular data visualization tool.
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  1. 1m 50s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 5m 16s
    1. Starting Visio 2010
      1m 29s
    2. Solutions available in each edition of Visio 2010
      3m 47s
  3. 21m 50s
    1. The Drawing environment versus the Backstage view
      6m 24s
    2. The Fluent UI (the Ribbon)
      8m 35s
    3. The Shapes and Drawing windows
      6m 51s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Dropping a SmartShape from a stencil
      4m 18s
    2. Arranging the top four SmartShapes on a stencil
      2m 40s
    3. Using the Cursor-Tip selection list
      1m 49s
    4. Using the Auto-Connect selection points
      1m 15s
    5. Inserting a SmartShape between two existing SmartShapes
      2m 24s
    6. Deleting a SmartShape from between two existing SmartShapes
      1m 56s
    7. Using Auto Align and Space to organize SmartShapes
      1m 50s
    8. Using Re-Layout to rearrange connected diagrams on the page
      4m 31s
    9. Using the Snap settings and techniques
      4m 44s
    10. Using the Glue settings and techniques
      2m 39s
  5. 22m 23s
    1. Formatting shape fills
      7m 15s
    2. Formatting shape lines
      6m 27s
    3. Formatting shape text
      8m 41s
  6. 35m 20s
    1. Inserting foreground and background pages
      6m 25s
    2. Inserting illustrations including pictures, clip art, charts, and CAD drawings
      7m 41s
    3. Inserting the new Visio 2010 diagram parts including containers and callouts
      7m 3s
    4. Inserting hyperlinks
      5m 38s
    5. Inserting text-related objects including text boxes, screen tips, text fields, and symbols
      8m 33s
  7. 14m 37s
    1. Toggling between Normal view and Full Screen view
      1m 56s
    2. Showing/hiding rulers, grids, page breaks, and guides
      4m 4s
    3. Showing/hiding task panes
      2m 56s
    4. Showing/hiding visual aids
      2m 37s
    5. Working with windows in the Visio environment
      3m 4s
  8. 16m 57s
    1. Printing diagrams
      4m 41s
    2. Saving diagrams as PDFs
      1m 11s
    3. Saving diagrams as JPGs and GIFs
      1m 53s
    4. Saving diagrams to the web as HTML files
      4m 42s
    5. Saving diagrams to Microsoft SharePoint as VDW files
      4m 30s
  9. 6m 35s
    1. Zooming in/out on a diagram
      2m 18s
    2. Panning around a diagram
      1m 20s
    3. Zooming to see the full page
    4. Using multiple diagram windows
      1m 59s
  10. 19m 7s
    1. Understanding how adding SmartShapes can create layers in a diagram
      2m 14s
    2. Creating layers
      3m 8s
    3. Deleting layers
      2m 16s
    4. Managing layer settings
      6m 59s
    5. Assigning/unassigning SmartShapes to/from layers
      4m 30s
  11. 18m 44s
    1. Themes vs. styles (Visio 2007 and prior)
      4m 45s
    2. Applying a theme
      3m 30s
    3. Applying a theme color
      1m 4s
    4. Applying a theme effect
      1m 18s
    5. Blocking the application of a theme to a SmartShape
      1m 11s
    6. Removing a theme from a SmartShape
      1m 38s
    7. Defining a theme
      5m 18s
  12. 22m 19s
    1. Understanding the structure of brainstorming diagrams
      2m 24s
    2. Adding the top-level topic
      1m 40s
    3. Adding a single sub-topic
      1m 25s
    4. Adding multiple sub-topics
      2m 19s
    5. Using the Brainstorming window to edit topics
      2m 7s
    6. Changing the look of the topic shapes
      1m 32s
    7. Changing the layout
      4m 33s
    8. Sending data to Microsoft Word
      3m 13s
    9. Sending data to Microsoft Excel
      3m 6s
  13. 1h 6m
    1. Adding the top-level executive SmartShape to the diagram
      2m 51s
    2. Adding manager sub-shapes to the diagram
      1m 40s
    3. Adding position sub-shapes to the diagram
    4. Defining alternate layouts for subordinate SmartShapes
      2m 36s
    5. Reordering team members
      2m 5s
    6. Adding consultant, assistant, vacancy, and staff sub-shapes to the diagram
      2m 4s
    7. Adding team frames to the diagram
      2m 16s
    8. Creating dotted-line report indicators
      1m 25s
    9. Utilizing multiple and three-position SmartShapes
      2m 57s
    10. Adding pictures of employees
      1m 38s
    11. Breaking down the organizational structure with synchronized copies
      2m 58s
    12. Expanding and collapsing reporting structure views
      3m 5s
    13. Creating background pages, title blocks, and borders
      3m 9s
    14. Understanding the Organization Chart Wizard
      4m 41s
    15. Importing data with the Organization Chart Wizard
      10m 12s
    16. Re-linking to organizational data after it changes
      8m 31s
    17. Applying data graphics
      6m 50s
    18. Publishing organizational charts
      6m 51s
  14. 24m 53s
    1. Adding and configuring a timeline SmartShape
      3m 24s
    2. Understanding milestones and intervals
      1m 4s
    3. Adding milestones to the timeline
      1m 55s
    4. Dealing with text collisions
      2m 34s
    5. Adding intervals to the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. Adding a Today marker to the timeline
      1m 25s
    7. Adding an Elapsed Time indicator to the timeline
    8. Creating and adjusting the expanded timeline
      4m 27s
    9. Exporting timeline data to Microsoft Project
      3m 27s
    10. Importing timeline data from Microsoft Project
      3m 11s
  15. 15m 33s
    1. Creating a monthly calendar
      2m 24s
    2. Adding appointments and events
      2m 3s
    3. Adding additional months
      1m 3s
    4. Embellishing the calendar
      2m 29s
    5. Creating a weekly calendar
      2m 13s
    6. Creating a daily calendar
      2m 26s
    7. Importing data from Microsoft Outlook
      2m 55s
  16. 35m 12s
    1. Understanding PivotDiagrams
      1m 55s
    2. The Data Selector Wizard
      2m 17s
    3. The top-level node
      2m 4s
    4. Adding a category by drilling in
      2m 19s
    5. Setting layout direction
      1m 58s
    6. Setting layout alignment
      2m 15s
    7. Sorting and filtering
      4m 29s
    8. Collapsing nodes
      1m 38s
    9. Relocating nodes left or right
      1m 18s
    10. Setting display options
      1m 43s
    11. Applying alternate SmartShapes
      4m 33s
    12. Creating and using alternate data graphics
      3m 34s
    13. Re-linking to data
      5m 9s
  17. 15m 53s
    1. Understanding the collections of stencils for wireframe design
      5m 29s
    2. Creating prototype dialogs, wizards, and application windows
      5m 4s
    3. Creating prototype menus, ribbons, and toolbars
      5m 20s
  18. 11s
    1. Goodbye

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Visio 2010 Essential Training
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In Visio 2010 Essential Training, Microsoft Certified Professional David Edson shows how to create a wide variety of diagrams with this popular data visualization tool. The course starts off with a tour of the Visio 2010 interface, then demonstrates the ins and outs of creating the most common type of Visio diagrams, connected diagrams. With this foundation in place, the course then shows how to use Visio's tools to make more complex diagrams, including brainstorming diagrams, organizational charts, timelines and calendars, and data-driven pivot diagrams. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Using SmartShapes in a basic connected diagram
  • Formatting shape fills, lines, and text
  • Inserting pictures, clip art, charts, and CAD drawings
  • Adding callouts and hyperlinks
  • Adding milestones to timelines
  • Importing calendar data from Outlook
  • Creating and managing layers in a diagram
  • Applying themes
  • Creating prototype diagrams with Visio wireframes
  • Printing diagrams
  • Saving to PDF, JPEG, and HTML file formats
  • Saving diagrams to SharePoint
  • Exporting data to Word and Excel
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Hi, I'm Dave Edson and welcome to Visio 2010 Essential Training. In this course I'll show you how to become truly proficient in the Visio environment and create many diverse Viso diagram types. Together we'll create connected datagrams in the form of flowcharts, and use those to understand the ins and outs of Visio diagram creation. We'll create hierarchical diagrams both in the form of brainstorming diagrams and organizational diagrams. Together we'll build time sensitive diagrams by creating Visio timelines and calendars.

We'll also dive into the creation and use of Visio pivot diagrams to visualize structure data from external data sources. We'll wrap up by taking a look at Visio's tools for creating wireframe diagrams for prototyping Windows user interfaces. Whether you are brand new to Visio or you feel you are a seasoned user who would like to learn faster, easier, and better techniques for creating Visio diagrams, I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience and come away with a far greater level of confidence in your Visio usage skills. So if you're all set, let's get started with the power of Visio 2010.

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