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Fast Track to Visio 2013 Course

(4.88 out of 5) 55 Student Reviews

About the Course

During this two day course, participants will learn to create a wide range of drawings and diagrams using Visio 2013. Instructors will show you how to use Visio’s built-in shapes, stencils, connectors, grids and styles.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for people who need to know how to create a range of diagrams and drawings such as flowcharts, business diagrams, office floor plans and organisation charts. Most graphics software programs depend on artistic skills, but Visio’s simple tools make conveying important information as easy as opening a template, dragging shapes into your drawing, and applying themes for a finishing touch.


No prior knowledge of Microsoft Visio is required; however participants should have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Benefits

  • FREE Re-sit up to 8 months
  • FREE eMail Support
  • Certified Expert Trainers
  • Printed Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Hands-on Training Methods
  • Fully Set-Up Computer Labs

Quick Facts

$ 770 incl GST

Duration: 2 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginners

Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

31 Aug - 01 Sep 17Thu - Fri

09-10 Oct 17Mon - Tue

22-23 Nov 17Wed - Thu

04-05 Jan 18Thu - Fri

12-13 Feb 18Mon - Tue

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Level 11,
32 Walker Street,
North Sydney , NSW 2060

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26-27 Sep 17Tue - Wed

09-10 Nov 17Thu - Fri

20-21 Dec 17Wed - Thu

30-31 Jan 18Tue - Wed

15-16 Mar 18Thu - Fri


Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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28-29 Sep 17Thu - Fri

09-10 Nov 17Thu - Fri

18-19 Dec 17Mon - Tue

31 Jan - 01 Feb 18Wed - Thu

12-13 Mar 18Mon - Tue


C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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18-19 Sep 17Mon - Tue

26-27 Oct 17Thu - Fri

04-05 Dec 17Mon - Tue

22-23 Jan 18Mon - Tue

07-08 Mar 18Wed - Thu


C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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Upon demand

This course is currently upon demand in Adelaide


C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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Upon demand

This course is currently upon demand in Perth


C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Getting to Know Visio 2013

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  • Starting Visio in Windows 8
  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Drawing from a Template
  • The Visio Screen
  • How Microsoft Visio 2013 Works
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Minimising the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Customising the Status Bar
  • Saving a New Drawing
  • Exiting Safely from Visio

Unit 2: Working With Stencils

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  • Understanding Stencils
  • The Shapes Window
  • Quick Shapes
  • Using Quick Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Stencil
  • Opening a Stencil
  • Editing a Stencil
  • Closing a Stencil

Unit 3: Working With Shapes

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  • Placing Shapes From a Stencil
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Copying, Cutting And Pasting Shapes
  • Duplicating Shapes
  • Rotating and Flipping Shapes
  • Ordering Shapes
  • Merging Shapes to Create New Shapes
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes using the Dynamic Grid
  • Distributing Shapes
  • Changing Shapes
  • Using Snap and Glue

Unit 4: Formatting Shapes

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  • Applying Quick Styles
  • Formatting the Fill
  • Formatting Lines
  • Applying Effects
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Protecting Shapes

Unit 5: Working with Connectors

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  • Connecting Shapes
  • Automatically Adding Connected Shapes
  • Connecting Existing Shapes
  • Inserting and Deleting Shapes
  • Adding Text to Connectors
  • Changing Connectors
  • Working with Connection Points
  • Formatting Connectors

Unit 6: Containers

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  • Adding Containers
  • Adding Shapes to a Container
  • Formatting Containers
  • Deleting Containers

Unit 7: Working with Text

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  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Formatting Text
  • Adding Text to the Page
  • Editing Text
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Aligning Text
  • Moving Text
  • Creating Bulleted Lists
  • Creating Tables
  • Spell Checking Text

Unit 8: Working With Pages

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  • Inserting Pages
  • Naming Pages
  • Duplicating Pages
  • Changing Page Order
  • Deleting Pages
  • Applying a Background Style
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Inserting a Logo
  • Assigning a Background Page to Other Pages
  • Page Size and Orientation

Unit 9: Page Tools

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  • Understanding Page Tools
  • Zooming
  • Panning
  • Using the Pan & Zoom Window
  • Displaying Grids and Rulers
  • Changing Grids and Rulers
  • Setting Guides and Guide Points
  • Using Guides and Guide Points
  • Working with Rulers
  • Changing the Scale

Unit 10: Themes

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  • Understanding Themes
  • Applying a Theme
  • Applying a Theme Variant
  • Highlighting Shapes with Quick Styles
  • Embellishing Shapes
  • Creating a Custom Theme
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours

Unit 11: Working Collaboratively

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  • Adding Comments
  • Working with Comments
  • Using the Comments Pane
  • Commenting with Ink
  • Co-authoring Drawings
  • Saving to SkyDrive
  • Sharing Drawings
  • Opening Shared Drawings

Unit 12: Outputting Drawings

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  • Using Print Preview
  • Fitting a Drawing to Printer Pages
  • Printing a Drawing
  • Emailing Drawings

Unit 13: Organisation Charts

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  • Creating an Organisation Chart from Scratch
  • Adding Multiple Shapes
  • Changing a Position Type
  • Changing the Layout of Shapes
  • Changing the Spacing of Shapes
  • Creating a Team
  • Changing the Order of Shapes
  • Adding a Title
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Formatting an Organisation Chart
  • Adding Shape Data
  • Creating Shape Data Fields
  • Creating a Custom Shape and Stencil
  • Creating Master Shape Data Fields

Unit 14: Organisation Chart Data

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  • Creating an Org Chart from Employee Data
  • Creating an Org Chart from a New Data File
  • Adding Employee Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Comparing Versions
  • Creating Synchronised Copies
  • Synchronising Subordinates

Unit 15: Calendars

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  • Creating a Calendar
  • Adding Appointments to a Calendar
  • Adding a Multi-day Event to a Calendar
  • Adding Text to a Calendar
  • Adding Art to a Calendar
  • Adding a Thumbnail Month
  • Formatting Calendars

Unit 16: Gantt Charts

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  • Understanding Gantt Charts
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Options
  • Creating a Gantt Chart
  • Entering Task Details
  • Creating Subtasks
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks
  • Adding and Deleting Tasks
  • Adding Milestones
  • Adding and Hiding Columns
  • Navigating a Gantt Chart
  • Formatting Task Bars
  • Managing the Timescale
  • Exporting from a Gantt Chart
  • Importing Data into a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Gantt Charts

Unit 17: Cross Functional Flowcharts

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  • Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts
  • Creating a Cross Functional Flowchart
  • Adding Swimlanes
  • Adding Swimlane Labels
  • Adding Phases
  • Adding Shapes
  • Adjusting Swimlanes and Phases
  • Formatting Cross Functional Charts


(5.00 out of 5) Angela [ 11 July, 2017 ]
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Sean is a great educator. He explained instructions in clear detail and simplified each task. I would certainly recommend Dynamic Web Training in future.
(5.00 out of 5) Jacqueline K [ 10 April, 2017 ]
Being a completely new user to Visio the course content was very in-depth. Grant provided excellent direction and had a lot of valuable knowledge to share. The pace of the course was great for a beginner and would highly recommend this course to any of my team members.

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(4.70 out of 5) Iain P [ 06 April, 2017 ]
Course was excellent, very well presented, the teacher was very knowledgable and kept the course material interesting and amusing. Great Work. !!
(5.00 out of 5) John T [ 16 March, 2017 ]
Excellent course. Covers all aspects of Visio functions comprehensively. I have used Visio for 3 months but still picked up some very useful tips. Sean is very knowledgeable and personable. Explained things very well and in a way that is very easy to understand.

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