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MS Visio – Tutor Led

The Microsoft MS Visio training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres.

Visio is a graphics drawing package with applications that assist the user in tracking their workflow; communicate with their department’s reporting structure, or enhancing their presentations with complete ease. Close integration with the leading MS Windows applications, such as MS Office and Lotus Notes, means Visio provides the non-specialist with a comprehensive range of drawing tools.

Course Duration: 1 Day

Presentation Skills

Exploring the Visio Environment:

  • The Visio Work Area
  • The Visio Toolbars
  • Overview of Templates, Stencils and Objects
  • Changing View Settings
  • Navigating Pages

Basic Techniques:·

  • Creating New Drawings
  • Drawing Closed Shapes
  • Drawing Open Shapes
  • Using the Freeform tool
  • Drawing Compound Lines
  • Selection Techniques
  • Scaling and Resizing Objects
  • Moving and Deleting Objects
  • Duplicating Objects Quickly
  • Aligning Objects
  • Distributing Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Grouping Objects

Flow Diagrams

  • Connecting Shapes
  • The Connector Tool
  • The Connect Shapes Command
  • Using Connector Shapes
  • Automatic Connection
  • Adjusting Connection Lines
  • Dynamic v. Static Connection
  • Snap and Glue Dialog Box
  • The Connection Point Tool
  • Adding Guides

Creating a Basic Flow Chart

  • Flow charting Tips
  • Understanding and using Master Shapes
  • The Stamp Tool
  • Basic Text Features
  • Adding Text To Shapes
  • Adjusting Text Blocks

Simple Organisational Charts

  • Creating Organisation Charts
  • Adding Multiple Shapes
  • Modifying Chart Layouts

Formatting Techniques

  • Formatting Shapes and Lines
  • Using the Formatting Toolbar
  • Corner Rounding
  • Fill Patterns
  • The Line Dialog Box
  • Adding Shadows
  • The Format Painter
  • Dynamic Connectors

Formatting Text

  • Using the Format Text Toolbar
  • Text Styles
  • The Text Dialog Box
  • Formatting Text Blocks
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Bullets

Managing Pages

    • Inserting, Naming and Deleting Pages
    • Page and Printer Setup
    • Creating Background Pages
    • Importing Graphics


  • Inserting Headers and Footers
  • Printing Your Drawings


During this one day workshop you will learn fundamental MS Visio skills whilst creating several types of diagrams using Visio, including flow charts, flow diagrams and organisational charts. Little or no experience using Visio is required, however, you should have a good understanding of the MS Windows environment.

You will learn basic Visio techniques and shortcuts to enhance your productivity, together with how to use the unique tools designed for each type of drawing.

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This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

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  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

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The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

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