Visio 2003 For Dummies

Visio 2003 For Dummies

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Did you ever wish you could draw folks a picture of your business processes or the design of your database, but you just don't have the graphics skills? Then Visio 2003 might be exactly what you're looking for, and Visio 2003 For Dummies makes it easy for you to find out. Often, pictures do speak louder than words. Visio enables you to turn business and technical concepts into visual diagrams. Best of all, it doesn't require you to possess any artistic talent! Visio 2003 For Dummies shows you how to

Navigate the software and use the menus, toolbars, and task panes
Create simple diagrams
Use Visio drawings with other software programs
Annotate your diagrams
Post diagrams on the Web

If you need to explain business goals and procedures, software concepts, or database designs to others, Visio 2003 For Dummies can get you going with this great software package in no time. Soon you'll be able to

Choose the appropriate type of drawing for your purpose, work with stencils, and add shapes
Pan and zoom to fine-tune your diagram
Set up your printer with Visio 2003, add headers and footers, and print an entire drawing or only selected parts
Explore open and closed or one- and two-dimensional shapes, and manipulate them to demonstrate what you want to show
Add color and text to enhance your drawings
Create custom shapes, develop and use templates, and even add layers to provide more detail
Integrate Visio with Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook
Produce reports using data stored in Visio, update them, make them available for others to review, and even track changes

Additional information and links to online Visio resources are available on the book's companion Web site. Visio 2003 offers you an exciting new way to communicate business processes, information systems, database and software designs, or computer and telecommunications networks, and Visio 2003 For Dummies gives you the power to use this great tool quickly and easily.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 398 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • 0764568671
  • 9780764568671

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I. Starting with Visio 2003 basics.

Chapter 1. Visio 101.

Chapter 2. Creating and Saving a Simple Visio Drawing.

Chapter 3. Printing Visio Drawings.

Part II. Creating Visio Drawings.

Chapter 4. Discovering What Visio Shapes Are All About.

Chapter 5. Adding Text to Your Drawings.

Chapter 6. Connecting Shapes.

Part III. Taking Your Drawings to the Next Level.

Chapter 7. Perfecting Your Drawings.

Chapter 8. Creating and Customizing Shapes.

Chapter 9. Working with Pages.

Chapter 10. Layering Your Drawings.

Part IV. Advancing Your Knowledge of Visio.

Chapter 11. Creating Stencils, Master Shapes, Templates, and Styles.

Chapter 12. Managing Shape Information, Behavior, and Protection.

Chapter 13. Marking Up Drawings for Review.

Chapter 14. Using Visio with Other Programs.

Part V. The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15. Answers to Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Visio.

Chapter 16. Ten Common Tasks in Visio.

Chapter 17. Ten Tips for Working Successfully with Visio.

Chapter 18. Ten Places to Look Online for Visio Resources.

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About Debbie Walkowski

Debbie Walkowski provides writing services to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft(R), Hewlett-Packard(R), and AT&T Wireless. She's a 20-year veteran of the computer industry and has authored 18 books on popular computer software.
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