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Microsoft® Office Visio® 2003 Step by Step

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Teach yourself how to diagram business and technical information using Visio 2003—one step at a time! Build exactly the skills you need by working at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on practice files on CD.

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Office Visio® 2003 Step by Step
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    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. What's New in Visio 2003
    4. Getting Help
      1. Getting Help with This Book and Its CD
      2. Getting Help with Microsoft Office Visio 2003
      3. More Information
    5. Using the Book's CD
      1. Minimum System Requirements
      2. Installing the Practice Files
      3. Using the Practice Files
      4. Uninstalling the Practice Files
    6. Conventions and Features
    7. About the Author
    8. Quick Reference
    9. 1. Starting Diagrams
      1. Starting Diagrams by Using Templates
      2. Working Within the Microsoft Office Visio Environment
      3. Customizing the Visio Environment
      4. Getting Visio and Diagram Help
        1. Key Points
    10. 2. Adding Shapes to Diagrams
      1. Working with 1-D and 2-D Shapes
      2. Adding Text to Shapes and the Drawing Page
      3. Moving, Sizing, Rotating, and Copying Shapes
      4. Working with Groups
      5. Finding Shapes for Diagrams
      6. Inserting Pictures into Diagrams
      7. Saving Diagrams
      8. Key Points
    11. 3. Formatting Shapes and Diagrams
      1. Formatting Shapes
      2. Adding Decorative Elements to Diagrams
      3. Adding Color Schemes to Diagrams
      4. Previewing and Printing Diagrams
      5. Key Points
    12. 4. Connecting Shapes
      1. Connecting Shapes in Flowcharts
      2. Modifying Shape Connections
      3. Changing the Layout of Connected Shapes
      4. Key Points
    13. 5. Creating Project Schedules
      1. Creating Timelines to View Projects at a Glance
      2. Exporting Timelines to Create Gantt Charts
      3. Tracking Project Details with Gantt Charts
      4. Key Points
    14. 6. Creating Organization Charts
      1. Importing Data to Create Organization Charts
      2. Storing and Displaying Employee Information in Organization Charts
      3. Customizing the Layout of Organization Charts
      4. Saving Diagrams as Web Pages
      5. Key Points
    15. 7. Laying Out Office Spaces
      1. Creating Scaled Office Spaces
      2. Adding Door, Window, and Furniture Shapes to Office Layouts
      3. Organizing Shapes in Office Layouts by Using Layers
      4. Key Points
    16. 8. Creating Network Diagrams
      1. Connecting Shapes in Network Diagrams
      2. Storing Information with Network Shapes
      3. Creating Network Reports
      4. Key Points
    17. 9. Using Visio Diagrams with the Microsoft Office System
      1. Creating New Visio Diagrams in Office 2003 Files
      2. Embedding Copies of Visio Diagrams in Office 2003 Files
      3. Linking Visio Diagrams to Office 2003 Files
      4. Key Points
    18. 10. Creating Shapes, Stencils, and Templates
      1. Drawing Shapes from Scratch
      2. Grouping and Merging Shapes
      3. Modifying Shapes
      4. Saving Shapes on Stencils
      5. Creating Templates
        1. Key Points
    19. A. Visio Templates and Stencils
    20. B. Visio Shapes
      1. Block Diagram Shapes
      2. Brainstorming Shapes
      3. Building Plan Shapes
      4. Business Process Shapes
      5. Charts and Graphs
      6. Flowchart Shapes
      7. Map Shapes
      8. Network Shapes
      9. Organization Chart Shapes
      10. Project Schedule Shapes
      11. Visio Extras Shapes
    21. Glossary
    22. Index
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