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

100+ lessons. Always up to date. Boost your career by learning Microsoft Visio QUICKLY. FREE keyboard shortcuts guide.
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Created by Brian Culp
Last updated 7/2020
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
Requirements
  • 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.
Description

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!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginning to intermediate students who want to make charts, document processes, or create diagrams with confidence and ease.
Course content
Expand all 109 lectures 07:24:21
+ Visio Basics and Your First Diagram
5 lectures 22:05

Be sure to download the Visio keyboard shortcuts for quick reference as we go along.

Preview 02:28

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!

Preview 03:24
The Anatomy of the Visio Window - All the Parts Explained.
05:13

Keyboard shortcuts help you quickly navigate your drawings. The more complex the drawings, the more valuable this info will be. (NOTE: a reference to Section 12 is now Section 13... I've added a dedicated section on Visio connectors.)

Vital Shortcuts for Navigating the Drawing Window
04:18

Learn the behavior of the Dynamic grid and how it affects the 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 the upload of .vsdx files).

As a final note, a student mentioned a known issue with the Dynamic Grid, which is that is might not work over a Remote Desktop (RDP) session. If applicable, you can read more here, including info about a possible workaround.

https://visio.uservoice.com/forums/229400-visio-on-desktop/suggestions/35859562-dynamic-grid-functionality-is-missing-if-we-open-v

Create a First Diagram and Understand the Dynamic Grid
06:42
+ Essential Visio Diagraming Skills
7 lectures 27:28
Positioning Visio Shapes with Rulers and Guides
04:44
Cut, Copy and Duplicate in Visio (It's more than meets the eye.)
04:18
Connect Shapes Using Lines in Visio
03:13
Resize and Reorient Shapes
04:28
Add Pictures and Replace Shapes
04:06
Grouping Visio Shapes
03:05
+ Essential Skills: Working With Shape Text
7 lectures 26:27
Add Text to a Shape
04:23
Create a Text Box
02:57
Understand Dynamic vs Static Visio Shape Connectors
05:21
Label a Visio Shape Connector
03:30
Position Shape Text Exactly Where You Want It
03:20
Synthesis. Add Multiple Blocks of Text to a Shape
03:19
Student Q&A (more synthesis stuff from real-life situations)
03:37
+ (Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Visio Connectors
5 lectures 29:51

Also posted to the LAB YouTube channel, these next few lessons help master connectors, which will be used in virtually all your diagrams. Enjoy, and please subscribe for lots more tips and tricks covering the apps you use most. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/c/LikeABossLearning?sub_confirmation=1

Static vs. Dynamic Connectors
04:45
Understand Visio Autoconnect Behavior
06:49
Understand Glue and Reroute
08:07
Use Multiple Labels for a Single Connector
06:10
Student Q&A: Make a "Split" Connector
04:00
+ Fine-tune Shapes and Text
10 lectures 36:34
Use ScreenTips to Add Functionality for Users
03:09
Use AutoAdd and AutoDelete
03:29

You were introduced to this earlier in Lesson 11; this covers the topic in a bit more detail.

Experiment with Different Looks by Replacing a Shape
03:33
Use Visio Layers
04:21
Lock a Layer
04:12
Layer Assignments
03:43
Manage Layers
03:41
Student Q&A: Troubleshooting Shape Quick Style Selection Button
01:49
Student Q&A: "Lock" Part of a Visio Diagram Hack
03:53
+ Build Skills by Creating Flowcharts and Org Charts
8 lectures 35:45
Create a Flowchart
04:49
Add Flowchart Labels
03:03
Create a Swimlane Diagram
04:55
Create an Org Chart
04:49
The Org Chart Wizard
05:34
Change Org Chart Appearance
03:51
Add Org Chart Photos
05:18
Update Org Chart Data
03:26
+ Format Charts and Reports
12 lectures 48:50
Visio Shape Data
04:35
Edit Shape Data
04:11
Define Data Fields
03:12
Understand AutoSize Behavior
04:08
Manage Visio Page Setup
03:57
Understand and Utilize Background Pages
04:41
Manage Backgrounds
04:14
Link Visio Diagrams to External Data
04:51
Refresh External Data
04:41
Refresh Linked Data Automatically
02:19
Report on Visio Shape Data
04:17
Edit a report
03:44
+ Time-Saving Tips and Tricks - AutoAlign, Pan and Zoom, and Much More
14 lectures 48:15
Spacing and Alignment
04:50
Use AutoSpace
02:46
Add a Connection
03:40
Inward and Outward Connection Points
02:18
Center on Zoom
02:05
Pan and Zoom Panel
02:48
Resize and Rotate Options
03:36
Visio Themes
03:46
Custom Themes
03:29
Theme Options
04:24
Shape Styles
04:58
Shape Effects
02:56
Format Painter
03:50
+ Use Shape Containers and Links
9 lectures 39:56
Use Shape Containers
05:55
Manage Containers
04:46
Format Containers
04:49
Lock and Resize Containers
04:48
Add a Shape Callout
03:59
Additional Callout Options
04:07
Create Links to Office Documents
03:57
Link to Other Visio Diagrams
04:38
Manage Hyperlink Information
02:57
+ Advanced Diagrams for Specific Business Needs
5 lectures 16:07
Create a Computer Network Diagram
02:40
Create a BPMN Diagram
04:27
Do a Search and Replace on Diagram Text
02:14
Understand a Process Validation and How To Perform One
03:33
Create a SubProcess Within Your Diagram
03:13