In this course, attendees will learn fundamental skills while creating several types of diagrams using Visio Standard. Attendees will create a block diagram, a basic and a cross-functional flowchart, an organization chart and a multi page diagram.


Keyboard experience and ideally have a good working knowledge of Windows.


Courses are delivered in 2010, 2013, 2016 2019 & O365.

What will I learn?

Overview of Visio

  • Visio Templates and Documents
  • Elements of the Visio Window
  • Visio Navigation
  • Scrolling and Zooming
  • Using the Pan & Zoom Window
  • Anchor and Autohide

Basic Skills: Creating a Basic Diagram

  • Using Stencils
  • Dragging Shapes from Stencils
  • Managing Stencils and Finding Shapes
  • Drawing Properties
  • Manipulating Shapes
  • Resizing and Rotating Shapes
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Rotating Text Separately
  • Formatting Shape Text
  • Adding Stand-Alone Text
  • Text and Fill Colours
  • Creating Custom Colours
  • Adding Patterns
  • Adding Drop Shadows

Creating a Multi Page Diagram

  • Copying Shapes
  • Repeat Duplication
  • Foreground and Background Pages
  • Applying a Background Page to a Foreground Page
  • Page Styles
  • Managing Shapes
  • Formatting Lines
  • Resizing and Relocating with Precision
  • Hiding Connection Points and the Grid


  • Connecting Shapes
  • Connecting On Drop
  • Cloning Shapes
  • Point-to-Point Connections
  • Shape-to-Shape Connections
  • Routing Connectors
  • Line-Curve Connectors
  • Applying Colour Schemes
  • Grouping & Stacking Order
  • Aligning and Distributing Shapes

Organization Charts

  • Creating an Organization Chart
  • Adding and arranging Subordinate Shapes
  • Editing/Adding Custom Properties
  • Organization Chart Data Wizard
  • Creating an Organization Chart from Data
  • Navigating a Multi-Page Organization Chart
  • Hiding Subordinates
  • Breaking Down an Organization Chart
  • Navigating Linked Pages
  • Changing Styles
  • Changing Spacing
  • Organization Chart Data Wizard
  • Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart
  • Cross-Functional Flowchart Setup

If time permits:

  • Floor Plan
  • Creating an Office Layout
  • Adding Space and Walls
  • Adding Doors and Windows
  • Resetting the Ruler Zero Point

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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