Microsoft Visio 13/16/19 Like a Boss - The Definitive Course

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7.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
You will understand the building blocks of Visio diagrams: Stencils, Shapes, and the Drawing Window
Confidence with navigation tasks: zooming in and out of complex diagrams; selecting and positioning shapes
Work with shape connections and connection points, learning what happens to connections as diagrams change
Quickly apply shape styles use diagram themes
Utilize shape grouping and layering in diagrams
How to add and control your shape text
How to create specialized diagrams like flowcharts and org charts
Work with pictures within Visio diagrams
Use dynamic data from external applications like Excel
Generate reports based on Visio content
About the course

Need to learn Visio quickly? Looking to enhance your skills at the office?

Then this is the course for you. 

Join author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and bestselling Udemy instructor Brian Culp for Udemy's #1 reviewed course on Visio as he demonstrates the most frequently-used, most time-saving features of this pro diagramming tool.

The Like a Boss series has received hundreds of five-star reviews. Here's what others are saying:

"Excellent content! Just what I was looking for to enhance productivity at the office." -Paige Popejoy

"Great personality and explained things well. Felt like he was at my desk explaining it to me."  -William Potts

"Very precise, clear and constructive." -Forent Sidler

"Perfect."  -Yvonne Belo

Microsoft Visio Like a Boss includes approximately eight hours of video instruction delivered in over 100 separate, bite-sized lessons, making it perfect for learning the application from the ground up, or for going back to review/refresh on a specific skill.

Whether you're creating a first Visio diagram, or a veteran looking for a deeper understanding of Visio's capabilities, you'll be given a guided tour that will help you make professional diagrams with less frustration.

Students will quickly progress from basic skills to a deeper dive into Visio's more advanced features by learning about:

  • adding and editing diagram shapes and text
  • connecting and grouping 
  • creating flowcharts, floor plans, and org charts
  • documenting business processes
  • linking Visio with external data sources
  • collaborating with other users
  • creating custom Visio shapes
  • time-saving tips and tricks
  • and much more

In this course, you'll learn by doing. 

Most lessons start exactly where you would while at work or at school - with a blank diagram. By simply following along, students will create and edit Visio shapes, text, and connectors, building the skills needed to create flowcharts, floor plans, business process, or start from one of hundreds of ready-made templates.

There's nothing to lose, except the headache of struggling to make the diagrams that can help your company (and your career).

After completing Microsoft Visio Like a Boss, you'll be able to communicate your ideas visually more easily and effectively than ever before. Plus, you're always covered by Udemy's refund policy.

So, if you're ready to explore the potential of this powerhouse diagramming tool, please enroll today. Because whether you're documenting timelines, engineering designs, or UX decision trees, communicating with a professional diagram can make all the difference in the world.

See you in class!

Visio Basics and Your First Diagram
Visio Anatomy - quickly get up to speed with Visio
Intro and Course Overview
Be sure to download the Visio keyboard shortcuts for quick reference as we go along.
Why this Course Covers All Current Visio Editions
The lessons, clicksteps, and features shown in this course will work no matter if you're learning on Visio 2013, Visio 2016, or Visio 365. That's because they're essentially the same thing - the desktop install of Visio.In fact, the most recent Office 365 naming convention calls them Visio Online 1. And Visio Online 2. I know.
The good news is that the features are the same. If you have any questions, please post them to the discussions section. And have fun learning Visio!
The Anatomy of the Visio Window - All the Parts Explained.
Vital Shortcuts for Navigating the Drawing Window
The keyboard shortcuts will help you quickly navigate The more complex your drawings, the more valuable this info will be.
Create a First Diagram and Understand the Dynamic Grid
Learn the behavior of the Dynamic grid and how it affects positioning of shapes. If you want to start with the exact file I'm using here, I've attached the .vsdx file as a .zip (Udemy doesn't allow upload of .vsdx files).
Essential Visio Diagraming Skills
You will learn the basic "vocabulary" of Visio diagrams. Learning these skills will help when starting from scratch, or when using a template.
Positioning Visio Shapes with Rulers and Guides
The Art and Science of Shape Selection
Cut, Copy and Duplicate in Visio (It's more than meets the eye.)
Connect Shapes Using Lines in Visio
Resize and Reorient Shapes
  • In order to follow along with the exercises, students will need a copy of Microsoft Visio.
  • Either the Standard or Professional editions will work for this course.
  • The browser-based version (Online Plan 1) uses a modified interface, but will still work for this course, as the browser version includes a subset of features.
Brian Culp
Brian Culp
Bestselling Author. Microsoft Certified Instructor.
Udemy courses are suited to professional development. The platform is organized in such a way that it is experts themselves that decide the topic and when the course will start. All supporting documents are made available to you for lifetime access. On this platform, you can find a course on about any subject, and that is no exaggeration – from a tutorial on how to ride a motorcycle, to managing the financial markets. The language and the course format are established by the teacher. This is why it is important to read the information about the course carefully before parting with any money.
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