Learn tips and tricks for using the software more effectively. Join Visio MVP Scott Helmers as he demonstrates how to determine which specific version and edition of the product is on your computer.
- [Narrator] Microsoft acquired the Vizio product from Vizio Corporation in 2000, and has released multiple versions since then. The purpose of this video is to help you determine which specific version and edition you have on your computer. Let's start with three slides that show the categories of templates that are available in the three editions of Vizio 2010. Notice there are six template categories in the center of the screen. Across those six template categories, there are 24 templates. The professional edition of Vizio 2010 added two new template categories, Engineering and Software and Database, for a total of 62 templates.
For the first and only time, there was a premium edition in Vizio 2010 that added three more templates, primarily focused on business-processed mapping. Let's go now to the live software. Vizio 2010 introduced the ribbon to Vizio. To determine which specific edition you have, and to find more details about your copy of Vizio, click File, Help and you'll notice the information on the right side of the screen, including the build number and whether your copy is 32-bits or 64-bits, both of which can be helpful if you need to get support from Microsoft.
In Vizio 2013, the standard edition still contains about two dozen templates, and professional has just over 70. Like the rest of the Office Suite, the 2013 edition of Vizio introduced the blue modern look, and also included ribbon tab names that were in all uppercase characters. Vizio 2013 also introduced the VSDX file format to Vizio, even though it can still read and write older VSD files. To determine the specifics of your copy of Vizio 2013, click File, Account, and then click About Vizio for the specific build number, and 32- or 64-bit indication.
The desktop version of Vizio 2016 still has two editions, although as we'll see in a moment, Office 365 introduces a new wrinkle. In the 2016 version, the tab names on the ribbon are back to upper and lowercase. As with 2013, you click File, Account to see the specifics and About Vizio for build numbers and bitness. Vizio Pro for Office 365 was introduced as part of the Office 365 Suite of applications.
Like all Office 365 products, this is a monthly subscription product. It includes essentially the same features as Vizio Professional, but with periodic new features, and more frequent updates and fixes than occur for the desktop product. The templates that are included are essentially the same, but with some additions. Notice the Education group, that's not available in the desktop product of Vizio currently, but is part of Vizio Pro for Office 365. In addition to the featured templates and the templates that we see currently, notice the heading that says SAMPLE DIAGRAMS.
The Sample Diagrams page includes additional templates that are available from third parties. Microsoft is also providing additional add-ins for Vizio Pro for Office 365 that are not part of the desktop product. Most notable so far, the return of the database reverse engineering capability that was removed from Vizio a number of versions ago. Knowing how to find the version and edition of Vizio you're running can be helpful if you need product support, want to install Vizio add-in programs, or need to ensure that your files will be compatible with other Vizio users.
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- Decoding Visio versions and editions
- Setting Visio options
- Navigating like a pro
- Taking advantage of hyperlinks
- Managing text on shapes
- Annotating diagrams with comments and callouts
- Inserting text display fields
- Working more efficiently
- Mastering Visio keyboard shortcuts
- Aligning and sizing shapes on a page
- Managing connectors and connection points
- Copying, pasting, and duplicating shapes