Using Microsoft Visio 2010

ISBN-10: 0789742977
ISBN-13: 9780789742971
Edition: 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Using Microsoft Visio 2010is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Microsoft Visio 2010 quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to Microsoft Visio 2010. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery. The book and online content work together to teach everything mainstream Microsoft Visio 2010 users need to know. This practical, approachable coverage guides readers through all facets of working with Visio 2010, and adds coverage on new features and capabilities including: Visio's brand-new Ribbon interface, Live Preview, Auto size, align and adjust, Containers, status bar navigation tools, and data graphics legends. The 2010 edition also includes coverage on Visio services, processes management tools, new diagram types, and much more. Practical, approachable coverage that completely flattens the Microsoft Visio 2010 learning curve Tightly integrated with online video, screencast tutorials, podcasts, and more: the total learning experience for new Microsoft Visio 2010 users Companion website offers supplemental media including video, screencast tutorials, podcasts, and much more

Introduction
How This Book Is Organized
Using This Book
Special Features
About the USING Web Edition
Introducing Visio 2010
What Is Visio?
Getting Started: Creating a Simple Flowchart
Creating a Simple Visio Flowchart
What Kinds of Diagrams Can Visio Create?
Examples of What Visio Can Do
Connected Diagrams
Block Diagrams
Measured Drawings
What Visio Isn't
Understanding Visio 2010 Editions
What's New in Visio 2010?
Updated User Interface
Enhanced Diagramming Features
Getting Around in Visio Using the Fluent UI
The Ribbon
The Quick Access Toolbar
Right-click Context Menus
The Backstage Area
Status Bar
Working in the Visio Drawing Window
Task Panes
Page Tabs
Ruler & Grid
Multiple Drawing Windows
Getting a Handle on Shapes
Working Faster with Keyboard Shortcuts
Summary
Working Around the Diagram
Getting Started with a New Drawing
Navigating the Template Gallery
What Happens When You Start from a Template?
Creating a Blank Drawing
Creating a New Drawing from an Existing Drawing
Using Templates Online
Saving Diagrams
Saving Documents Using Save As
Saving Documents Using Save & Send
Configuring Auto Save
Finding and Managing Shapes
Navigating the Shapes Window
Quick Shapes--Accessing and Managing Frequently Used Shapes
Opening Other Stencils
Searching for Shapes
Saving Favorite Shapes
Managing and Organizing Your Favorite Shapes
Editing Existing Stencils
Creating a Custom Master Shape and a Custom Stencil
Understanding the Document Stencil
Managing and Styling Pages
Inserting Pages
Working with Background Pages
Inserting Backgrounds, Titles, and Borders
Renaming Pages
Reordering Pages
Controlling Page Size and Orientation
Setting Page Scales
Using Themes to Change the Look of Pages and Documents
Using the Theme Gallery Control
Setting Themes, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects
Applying Themes to Pages versus Documents
Preventing Theming
Setting Color Palettes and Themes
Using Visio Windows
Managing Windows
Using Full-Screen View
Summary
Organizing and Annotating Diagrams
Containers and Lists
Containers
Lists
Groups
Creating a Grouped Shape
When Not to Use Groups
Editing Inside a Group
Callouts
Using Visio 2010's New Callouts
Using Legacy Callout Shapes
ScreenTips on Shapes
Adding ScreenTips to Shapes
Strategies for Using ScreenTips
Headers and Footers
Inserting Fields into Shape Text
Inserting Text Fields in Shape Text
Layers
Basic Layer Skills
Practical Application of Layers
Visio Layers for Power Users
Markup & Review
Comments
Markup
Ink
Summary
Connecting Shapes
Understanding Visio Connectors
Connecting Basics
Using the Connector Tool
Connectors Are Shapes, Too!
Connecting to Shapes versus Points on Shapes
Connecting Shapes in Multiple Ways
How Do I Connect Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
AutoConnect Arrows
Dragging, Splitting, and Deleting
Changing the Appearance of Connectors
Formatting Connectors
Changing Routing Style for Connectors
Controlling Line Jumps for Connectors
Manually Editing Connector Paths
Adding and Editing Connection Points
Adding and Removing Connection Points to Shapes
Summary
Aligning, Arranging, and Laying Out Shapes
Aligning and Arranging Shapes
Using the Dynamic Grid to Align Shapes as You Draw
Using Auto Align & Space to Clean Up Connected Diagrams
Aligning and Distributing Shapes Using Position Functions
Using the Grid, Ruler, and Guides
Nudging Shapes
Controlling Front-to-Back Positioning
Laying Out Shapes
Using Visio's Layout Features
Fine-tuning Layout
Summary
Working with Individual Shapes
Copying and Duplicating Shapes
Constraining Drag and Repeating Copies
Creating a Table of Boxes
Quickly Formatting a Table of Boxes
Resizing and Rotating Shapes
Resizing 2D Shapes
Resizing 1D Shapes
Rotating 2D Shapes
Formatting Individual Shapes
Changing Line, Fill, and Text Attributes
Which Formatting Attributes Can Be Edited?
Curing Menu Cascade-itis
Finding More Options
Formatting Groups
Setting Default Formatting
Working with Text
Creating and Editing Text Blocks
Editing and Formatting Text
Text Resizing Behavior
Using Special Shape Features
Right-Click Actions
Shape Data Fields
Control Handles
Hyperlinks
Action Tags
Double-Clicking
Importing Graphics
Using Images as Shapes in Visio
Adding Clip Art to Your Diagrams
Adding Excel Charts to Your Diagrams
Importing Vector Graphics
Importing AutoCAD Drawings
Summary
Working with Data
Introducing Shape Data Fields
Exploring Shape Data
Types and Uses of Shape Data
Creating and Using Shape Data Fields
Adding Simple Data Fields
Choosing Shape Data Field Types
Creating Lists and Controlling Formatting
Saving Sets of Shape Data Fields
Displaying Shape Data in Shape Text
Shape Data Labels versus Names
Creating Reports
Introducing the Report Definition Wizard
Grouping and Totaling Items in a Report
Using Reports with Other Documents
Linking External Data to Shapes
Preparing the Data
Preparing the Light Bulb Shape for Data Linking
Using the Database Wizard
Using Link Data
Introducing Data Graphics
What Is a Data Graphic?
Creating Data Graphics
Applying Data Graphics to Shapes
Other Data-Enabled Solutions in Visio
Summary
Tips for Creating Specific Types of Diagrams
Tips for Creating Process and Flowchart Diagrams
Working with Autoresizing Flowchart Shapes
Connecting to Decision Shapes
Creating Subprocesses to Drill Down to Details
Managing Swimlanes and Phases in Cross-functional Flowcharts
Numbering Shapes
Validating Diagrams
Business Process Diagrams (BPMN) and SharePoint
Workflows
Tips for Creating Network Diagrams
Logical Network Diagrams
Rack Diagrams
Tips for Creating Block Diagrams
Blending Block Shapes Together
3D Perspective Block Diagrams
Corner Rounding and Other Tips for Architecture Block Diagrams
Tips for Creating Timelines
Tips for Creating Organizational Charts
Drawing and Editing Org Charts by Hand
Generating Org Charts from Data Using the Wizard
Using Walls, Windows, and Doors in Office and Space Plans
Creating Building Plans Using Wall Shapes
Using Window, Door, and Space Shapes with Walls
Dimension Lines
Summary
Printing
Printing Basics
Printing from the Backstage Area
Print Preview
Experimenting with Printing Without Wasting Trees
Understanding Printing
Keeping Print Variables in Mind
Looking at a Complicated Print Job from a Simple Document
Headers and Footers and Print Margins
Printing Scenarios
Printing Part of a Diagram
Selectively Printing Elements in a Drawing
Printing Tiled Drawings
Printing Complex, Mixed-Orientation Drawings
Printing Any Size Drawing on Any Size Paper
Printing Multiple Drawings on a Single Sheet
Printing Scaled Drawings at Reduced Size
Printing High-Quality Materials
Summary
Sharing, Publishing, and Exporting Visio Diagrams
Sending Visio Files in Email
Sending a Visio File via Email
Creating Web Pages from Visio Drawings
Saving as Web Page
Exploring Visio-Generated Web Pages
Fine-tuning Web Pages and Battling Bugs
Saving as PDF or XPS Files
Saving a PDF or XPS Document
Saving Visio Files in XML Format
Saving Files in Older Visio Formats
Using Visio Graphics with Other Applications
Copying from Visio
Default Paste Behavior
Using Paste Special and Matching Themes Across
Applications
Using Visio Graphics Outside Office
Exporting Visio Graphics to Other Formats
Saving Bitmapped Images
Saving to Vector Formats
Working with SharePoint
Working with Files in Document Libraries
Introducing Visio Services for SharePoint 2010
Cleaning Up Documents
Setting Document Properties
Removing Personal Information
Reducing File Size
Summary
Index
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Developing Custom Visio Solutions
Introducing the Notes Shape
Using the Developer Ribbon Tab
Creating SmartShapes with the ShapeSheet
Introducing the ShapeSheet
Creating Smart Geometry in the ShapeSheet
Understanding Visio's Coordinate System
Controlling Grouped Shapes with the ShapeSheet
Linking Subshape Text to Shape Data Fields
Modifying the Text Block Using the ShapeSheet
Adding Right-Click Actions to the SmartShape
Introducing Automation and VBA Code
Exploring the VBA Development
Using the Macro Recorder to Generate Code
Calling VBA Code from a SmartShape
Distributing Templates and Stencils
Creating a Template with a Document Stencil
Creating a Separate Stencil for Shape and Code Delivery
Creating a Template with a Separate Stencil
Locating Visio Development Resources
Books About Visio Development and Customization
Websites About Visio Development and Customization
Summary

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