In this course, you will expand on the knowledge
you gained in the course. You will work with many advanced features, including
using the drawing tools, creating and working with custom stencils and
templates, and sharing your Visio drawings with other applications.
Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend
you first take the following Element K course or have equivalent knowledge:
• Visio 2002 Professional: Level 1 for Windows:
• Open and manipulate toolbars and stencil windows in the work area.
• Change background settings to enhance specific drawings.
• Use the drawing tools and Operation command features to create
new custom shapes.
• Integrate both simple and complex custom shapes in a drawing.
• Create new masters in a stencil and edit masters.
• Use the Document stencil to quickly take inventory of all the
shapes used in a drawing.
• Create a new custom template and use it to quickly create a drawing.
• Create and use styles to quickly format multiple shapes in a drawing.
• Use layers to organize and control shapes in a drawing.
• Link a Visio drawing within a Microsoft Word document and update
• Link shapes in a drawing to information contained in an external
• Convert a drawing to a Web page.
• Use several techniques for preparing a drawing for printing.
Lesson 1: Customizing Visio
Topic 1A: Working with Toolbars
Task 1A-1: Opening Toolbars
Task 1A-2: Dragging and Dropping Toolbars
Task 1A-3: Adding Commands to Toolbars
Topic 1B: Working with Windows
Task 1B-1: Working with Stencil Windows
Task 1B-2: Merging Visio Windows
Lesson 2: Using the Drawing Tools
Topic 2A: Drawing Basics
Task 2A-1: Drawing Closed Shapes
Task 2A-2: Drawing Lines and Arcs
Task 2A-3: Drawing Segmented Lines
Task 2A-4: Reshaping Lines
Topic 2B: Advanced Drawing Techniques
Task 2B-1: Drawing with Precision
Task 2B-2: Using Operation Commands
Lesson 3: Custom Shapes
Topic 3A: Using Custom Shapes
Task 3A-1: Creating a Custom Shape
Topic 3B: Using Custom Shapes in a Drawing
Task 3B-1: Enhancing a Drawing with Custom Shapes
Task 3B-2: Using the Maximum Graphx Logo Shape in a Drawing
Task 3B-3: Using Custom Shapes to Enhance Existing Shapes
Lesson 4: Advanced Stencil Techniques
Topic 4A: Custom Stencils
Task 4A-1: Creating a New Stencil
Task 4A-2: Adding Custom Shapes to a Stencil
Topic 4B: Customizing Stencil Masters
Task 4B-1: Editing Master Properties
Task 4B-2: Formatting a Master in a Stencil
Task 4B-3: Adding and Directing Connection Points
Task 4B-4: Applying Behaviors to a Custom Shape
Task 4B-5: Using the Maximum Graphx Master
Topic 4C: The Document Stencil
Task 4C-1: Retrieving Shapes from the Document Stencil
Lesson 5: Templates, Styles, and Layers
Topic 5A: Working with Templates
Task 5A-1: Creating a New Template
Task 5A-2: Using a Custom Template
Topic 5B: Formatting and Linking Shapes
Task 5B-1: Defining New Styles
Task 5B-2: Applying and Editing Styles
Task 5B-3: Adding Links to Shapes
Topic 5C: Layers
Task 5C-1: Viewing Layer Properties
Task 5C-2: Manipulating Layers
Lesson 6: Sharing Your Work
Topic 6A: Object Linking and Embedding
Task 6A-1: Placing a Visio Drawing in MS Word
Task 6A-2: Updating the Calendar
Topic 6B: Working with External Data
Task 6B-1: Preparing Shapes in the Document Stencil
Task 6B-2: Using the Database Wizard
Task 6B-3: Distributing Information in a Linked Network Diagram
Topic 6C: Creating HTML Documents
Task 6C-1: Preparing a Drawing for the Web
Task 6C-2: Saving the Timeline as a Web Page
Topic 6D: Printing Techniques
Task 6D-1: Using the Print Preview Feature
Task 6D-2: Working with Page Breaks