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; and, 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; and, 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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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 191 x 233 x 23mm | 714g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • w. figs.
  • 0764559230
  • 9780764559235
  • 600,807

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Diagram network layouts, graph business and marketing plans, andmore

Create dynamite diagrams with Visio's updated tools -no artistic talent required!

Wish you had a magical elf who could present your businessprocesses, database designs, or computer networks visually, withoutmaking you draw them? Well, Visio is that elf, and this handy booktells you exactly what to do with him, er . . . it. Customize Visioand discover its streamlined interface, improved collaborationcapabilities, and more!

The Dummies Way

Explanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

Understand Visio and create simple diagramsAttach database information to shapesCreate custom shapes and templatesAnnotate diagramsSave diagrams as Web pagesUse Visio drawings with other programs
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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. Index.
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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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