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Microsoft Visio TrainingVisio - Level 1

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 1 day(s)      Public Class Price: $335/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Microsoft Visio


Microsoft Visio Training
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Visio and get more done quickly. Learn about: Creating Diagrams, Managing Text, Shapes & Pages, Creating Business Process Diagrams, Creating Organization (Org) Charts, Adding Style, Color & Themes and Printing, Reusing & Sharing Diagrams.

Visio Versions That Can Attend: Visio 2016 & 2013 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: Visio version 2016 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of Visio
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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

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 Register ➥   June 3, 2021     
 Register ➥   July 16, 2021     

  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Detailed Course Topics

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Course Topics

Chapter 1: Get started with Visio 2016 3
Identify the editions of Visio 2016 4
Discover new features in Visio 2016 4
Get started in Visio 2016 7
Sidebar: Understand shapes, masters, stencils, and templates 8
Explore the Backstage view 13
The Info page 14
The New page 16
The Open page 17
The Save command 17
The Save As page 18
The Print page 18
The Share page 18
The Export page 20
The Close command 20
The Account page 20
The Visio Options dialog box 22
Understand tool tabs and add-in tabs 23
Use tool tabs 23
Use add-in tabs 24
Begin quickly by using starter diagrams 25
Explore the drawing window 28
Sidebar: How do I scroll through page name tabs? 32
Manage the Shapes window 33
Pan and zoom in the drawing window 37
Skills review 41
Practice tasks 42

Chapter 2: Create diagrams 45
Place shapes by using the Dynamic Grid 46
Select shapes 51
Copy, paste, and duplicate shapes 53
Position shapes by using rulers and guides 55
Use rulers to align and size shapes 56
Use guides to align and size shapes 57
Resize, reposition, and reorient shapes 60
Use control handles 60
Use the Size & Position window 62
Connect shapes by using lines 65
Sidebar: Create 2-D shapes by using the line tools 69
Connect shapes by using dynamic connectors 70
Connect to shapes that contain connection points 70
Connect to shapes that do not contain connection points 72
Change connector style and segmentation 74
Sidebar: Identifying 1-D shapes and types of glue 76
Use AutoConnect and Quick Shapes 77
Use AutoAdd and AutoDelete 83
Use AutoAdd 84
Use AutoDelete 86
Skills review 87
Practice tasks 88

Chapter 3: Manage text, shapes, and pages 95
Manage shape text 96
Add text to shapes 96
Reposition and resize shape text 98
Orient shape text 99
Create and format text boxes 102
Add ScreenTips and comments 104
Insert pictures 109
Replace shapes 111
Group shapes 114
Understand and use layers 116
Manage pages 120
Work with foreground pages 122
Configure foreground pages 125
Manage Auto Size 128
Work with background pages and borders 130
Skills review 134
Practice tasks 135

Chapter 4: Create business process diagrams 139
Select a flowchart template 140
Visio Standard 140
Visio Professional 141
Sidebar: Vertical or horizontal? 142
Create flowcharts 142
Sidebar: Dynamic or static glue? 146
Understand swimlane diagrams 149
Sidebar: Add-in tabs 150
Build swimlane diagrams 152
Understand BPMN 155
Design BPMN diagrams 158
Create subprocesses 164
Skills review 167
Practice tasks 168

Chapter 5: Create organization charts 171
Understand organization charts 172
Review new features 172
Use org chart templates 173
Build organization charts manually 173
Use existing data to create an organization chart 177
Use the Organization Chart Wizard with new data 185
Alter layout and appearance 187
Change the layout 187
Arrange shapes 189
Change shape appearance 191
Sidebar: The names keep changing! 193
Work with pictures 195
Apply themes 197
Import photographs as you create organization charts 198
Skills review 201
Practice tasks 202

Chapter 6: Add style, color, and themes 205
Align and space shapes 206
Align shapes 206
Sidebar: What’s in front? 207
Space and orient shapes 209
Align and space shapes automatically 211
Understand theme concepts 213
Sidebar: Hand-drawn themes 215
Apply themes and variants 216
Choose themes and variants 216
Customize themes and variants 219
Use effects and Quick Styles 221
Highlight shapes by using effects 222
Embellish shapes by using Quick Styles 225
Apply solid, gradient, and pattern fills 227
Apply line colors and patterns 230
Use the Format Painter 233
Skills review 234
Practice tasks 235

Chapter 12: Print, reuse, and share diagrams 375
Preview and print drawings 376
Remove personal information 380
Sidebar: What is Information Rights Management? 384
Create graphics 386
Save drawings in other file formats 390
Create templates 394
Sidebar: Where do I store custom templates? 395
Share diagrams by using the Visio Viewer 397
Publish diagrams to the web 398
View web-published diagrams 398
Set publishing options 404
Sidebar: What’s in a Visio-generated website and where is it stored? 410
Skills review 411
Practice tasks 412
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



*These courses do not have post-class lab environment access: Adobe, Salesforce, QuickBooks Online Edition, Google, HTML, WordPress, ITIL, Six Sigma, CompTIA, Project Management, SEO, Social Media.


Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

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Visio - Level 1 Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Microsoft Visio class reviews from past students that have attended our Microsoft Visio training courses.



Learn the basic features of Microsoft Visio and get more done quickly. Learn about: Creating Diagrams, Managing Text, Shapes & Pages, Creating Business Process Diagrams, Creating Organization (Org) Charts, Adding Style, Color & Themes and Printing, Reusing & Sharing Diagrams.

Visio Versions That Can Attend: Visio 2016 & 2013 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: Visio version 2016 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of Visio


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.74 out of 5 from 29 students

4.88 out of 5

Steve Goldberg was excellent. Clearly very knowledgeable in the Visio program and had an upbeat and lighthearted attitude throughout the class. He provided clear answers to my various questions and seemed more than willing to engage with students. I learned a lot and he included many tips and tricks that werent listed in the book. This was certainly worth while.


- attended our Visio 2010: Basic class

4.82 out of 5

Run very well, I will take another class soon


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.57 out of 5

My instructor Kay Fraone was excellent and very knowledgeable of Visio. I would definitely take another online course with her as the instructor.


- attended our Visio - Level 2 class

5.00 out of 5

JoLynn Rihn was an excellent instructor for this class.


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 2 class

4.91 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 2 class

4.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 2 class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 2 class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.59 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Basic class

4.61 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Basic class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.83 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.83 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.24 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.91 out of 5


- attended our Visio - Level 1 class

4.57 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 2 class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2010: Basic class

4.65 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Basic class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 2 class

4.76 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Basic class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Advanced class

4.47 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2013: Basic class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.93 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class

4.12 out of 5


- attended our Visio 2016 Level 1 class



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