Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Visio 2007

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  • Copyright: 2007-10-29
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THE ONLY VISIO 2007 BOOK YOU NEED "This book makes Visio as much fun as a video game." Bob and Joy Schwabach, "On Computers," Universal Press Syndicate We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Visioreg; 2007 proficiency and the use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Visioreg; 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Visioreg; 2007 is the only book you need. bull; Working with shapes, stencils, and themes bull; Using the Data Graphics feature for extra customization bull; Importing content from Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project bull; Displaying data as text, data bars, icons, and color-coding using Data Graphics bull; Creating custom stencils, icons, and templates bull; Storing and displaying employee information in organization charts bull; Customizing the layout of organization charts bull; Creating database models, flowcharts, and Gantt charts bull; Connecting shapes in network drawings bull; Using digital ink and animation bull; Creating macros bull; Handling guides and rulers bull; Working with layers bull; Getting the most from ShapeSheets

Author Biography

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of 106 books. His books have sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into 18 languages around the world. He has been a contributing editor at PC Magazine, and has been on the faculty of MIT and Cornell University, where he received his PhD. Steven is a Visio expert and uses it constantly in his work.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Essential Visiop. 5
Working with Shapesp. 59
Connecting Shapes and Adding Textp. 111
Guides, Rulers, and Custom Shapesp. 157
Groups, Pages, and Layersp. 207
Building Your Own Stencils, Templates, and Reportsp. 253
Controlling Shape Behavior and Marking Up Drawingsp. 295
Linking and Embedding Objects and Publishing to the Webp. 325
ShapeSheets and Macrosp. 371
Using Visio with Other Applicationsp. 411
Creating Block Drawings and Chartsp. 457
Creating Organization Charts and Flowchartsp. 503
Scheduling Projects and Handling Brainstorming Sessionsp. 543
Creating Software Development and Architectural Design Drawingsp. 587
Indexp. 625
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Introduction Welcome to Visio 2007! Visio is an exceptionally powerful application, and this book is designed to cover it as much as is possible with any book. The whole Visio story is here. Visio is the premier drawing software available today. Want to set up flowchart slides for that all-important meeting? Visio's your answer. Want to specify what goes where in your office layout? Visio's your ticket. For just about any drawing you can commit to paper--electronic circuits, plumbing diagrams, data-flow drawings, website maps, Windows XP user interfaces (creating mock-ups of windows, dialog boxes, and wizards)--Visio is the way to go. And Visio 2007 is more powerful and bigger than ever before. You may be coming to this book from a previous version of Visio. If so, you're going to find that Visio 2007 has more to offer you--more capabilities and resources--than you could imagine. Who Is This Book For? This book is for you if you want to get the whole Visio story. If you're a beginner, you'll find that this book doesn't assume any Visio knowledge, and that all the steps for the tasks you'll see here are spelled out in detail. Want to drag and configure shapes onto the Visio drawing surface? You'll see everything, step by step. Want to add text to a shape, or set some data associated with a shape? It's all here. This book is also for you if you have some experience with Visio. If you have already been using Visio but want to complete your skill set, this book has been designed to give you what you want. Maybe you're ready to go beyond the basics and want to become a full-fledged expert. Want to create custom stencils? You'll find that here. Want to write your own ShapeSheet formulas? No problem. Advanced users will feel right at home as well, because this book has been written to be crammed with tips, special notes, and timesaving insights. Want to use Visio to reach out on the Internet and make a map of any website for you? Check out Chapter 14. Want to create a Gantt chart from data you have in Microsoft Project? Take a look at Chapter 13. In short, this book has been designed for anyone interested in Visio 2007--beginner, novice, intermediate user, advanced user, or power user. What's in This Book? This book was written to encompass all of Visio 2007--no easy task. Just about everything you can do in Visio 2007 is here. You'll find Visio 2007 themes; how to connect to databases, Excel, Project, Outlook, and even general websites; how to create and customize Visio 2007 data graphics and PivotDiagrams; and more. Here's a breakdown, chapter by chapter: 1 Essential Visio--This chapter welcomes you to Visio, and establishes basic Visio skills such as creating drawings, drawing with shapes, and handling stencils. 2 Working with Shapes--In this chapter you first create Visio drawings by dragging shapes from stencils to the drawing surface, then customize and print those shapes. 3 Connecting Shapes and Adding Text--Some essential skills in Visio when it comes to shapes are to connect those shapes, showing relationships, and adding text to labels shapes--as well as rotating and resizing that text. 4 Guides, Rulers, and Custom Shapes--Visio comes with a built-in grid for aligning shapes, as well as other tools, such as rulers and guides. You'll also see how to create custom shapes in this chapter. 5 Groups, Pages, and Layers--This chapter covers themes, groups, adding shapes to groups, and cutting up Visio drawings into layers. 6 Building Your Own Stencils, Templates, and Reports--This chapter

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