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Visio 2002 Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $35
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
This series introduces users to Microsoft Visio 2002, a powerful diagramming and drawing application that can be used to create business and technical diagrams. Learners will study the basics of the Visio 2002 interface and tools, explore the templates, stencils, and pre-defined shapes provided with Visio, and construct simple Visio diagrams.

Audience:
This series is for users who have some familiarity with Windows applications and who want to get the most out of Visio 2002.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Visio 2002 : Using Tools, Commands, Custom Toolbars, and Menus
Visio 2002 : Working with Objects and Hyperlinks
Visio 2002 : Using the Shape Menu
Visio 2002 : Working with Shapes
Visio 2002 : Defining and Using Styles, Custom Properties and Templates
Visio 2002 : Working with Pages, Layers, and Stencils
Visio 2002 : Working with Data
Visio 2002 : Understanding ShapeSheets
Visio 2002 : Working with Flowcharts
Visio 2002 : Creating Database Models

Visio 2002 : Using Tools, Commands, Custom Toolbars, and Menus
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course introduces users to the Visio 2002 user interface. It explains how to open and save a new Visio file, how to choose a stencil containing predefined shapes, and how to add shapes from a stencil to your drawing. It also provides an introduction to the drawing tools users can use to modify or connect shapes. Finally, this course explains the options available on the Visio toolbars and shows users how to assemble custom toolbars that combine the tools they use most often.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create a new drawing in Visio 2002
Select a shape from a stencil and add it to a drawing
Modify the shape using the drawing tools
Size and position a shape
Identify Visio 2002 toolbars
Use the Customize window to create custom toolbars and menus

Topics:
Exploring the Visio 2002 Interface
Understanding Stencils
Using Shapes to Create Basic Drawings
Understanding the Drawing Page and Tools
Using the Pointer and Text Box Tools
Using the Connector and Line Tools
Pencil, Freeform, Rectangle, and Ellipse Tools
Rotation, Connection, Crop, and Stamp Tools
The Size and Position Window
Efficiency Shortcuts
The Customize Window
Using the Visio 2002 Toolbars
Creating Custom Toolbars and Menus
Understanding Name and Accelerator Characters
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Visio 2002 : Working with Objects and Hyperlinks
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course explains Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), which can be used to place objects that were created with other programs into Visio drawings. This course explains the difference between linking and embedding an object and shows users how to choose the best approach for their project. It demonstrates how to place an existing object into a Visio drawing. This course also explains how to use hyperlinks to direct users to files located elsewhere.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Choose whether to link or embed a foreign object in a Visio drawing
Define a hyperlink
Create a hyperlink within a Visio drawing

Topics:
Understanding Object Linking and Embedding
Differences Between Linking and Embedding
Choosing between Linking and Embedding
Inserting a New Object
Inserting an Existing Object
Maintaining Links
What is a Hyperlink?
Relative Versus Absolute Hyperlinks
On-Page and Off-Page Reference Shapes
Creating a Hyperlink
Following a Link
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Visio 2002 : Using the Shape Menu
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course briefly reviews the drawing tools most frequently used in working with shapes. It also shows the user how to modify shapes using the operations on the Shape menu. These operations enable users to modify the alignment and orientation of shapes. Users also learn how to use Shape menu operations to handle overlapping shapes.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and use the Pointer, Connector, Connection Point, Line, Pencil, Rotation, Freeform and Arc tools
Distinguish between open and closed shapes
Use the Shape menu to perform shape operations that affect the alignment and orientation of shapes
Use the Shape menu to manage overlapping shapes

Topics:
Using the Pointer and Connector Tools
Using the Line, Arc, Freeform, and Pencil Tools
Using the Rotation Tool
Exploring Open and Closed Shapes
Using the Update Alignment Box
Using the Reverse Ends Operation
Using the Union Operation
Using the Combine Operation
Using the Fragment Operation
Using the Intersect Operation
Using the Subtract Operation
Using the Join Operation
Using the Trim Operation
Using the Offset Operation
Using the Fit Curve Operation
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Visio 2002 : Working with Shapes
Summary: Time: 3.0 hour(s)
This course shows users how to use the Find function to locate shapes on Visio stencils and how to create a new stencil including the shapes they need. It also explains how to set shape behavior, which controls the way the shape is highlighted, resized, or printed with the document, and how the shape functions when grouped with other shapes.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Find a shape using basic and advanced search techniques
Create a custom stencil
Establish shape behavior settings using the Behavior tab of the Behavior dialog box
Establish shape behavior using the Double-Click tab of the Behavior dialog box
Establish shape behavior using the Placement tab of the Behavior dialog box.

Topics:
Using the Find Shape Tool
Creating Stencils
Searching for Files Using a Basic Search
Searching for Files Using an Advanced Search
Using the Behaviors Tab
Resize, Miscellaneous, and Group Behaviors
Using the Double-Click Tab
Using the Placement Tab
Using More Placement Tab Behaviors
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Visio 2002 : Defining and Using Styles, Custom Properties and Templates
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course explains how to define and apply styles, which are predefined formats that can be applied to multiple objects. Users will also learn about ShapeSheets, spreadsheets which contain information about each shape in the drawing, and the procedures for modifying a ShapeSheet to include custom properties. Finally, this course explains templates, which combine a drawing page with stencils and settings. Users will learn how to use existing templates and create new templates that include the stencils and settings they need.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define and apply a style
Define custom properties for a shape
Create a drawing using an existing template
Create a new template

Topics:
Components of Visio Style
Using a Style with Visio 2002
Defining a Style
Using the Text Option
Using the Line and Fill Options
Deleting and Copying a Style
ShapeSheet Basics and Custom Properties
Adding Data to Existing Custom Properties
Defining New Custom Properties
Formatting Properties
Defining Values
Obtaining Reports Based on Custom Properties
Working with Templates
Formatting Shapes
Formatting Styles, Page, and Print Settings
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Visio 2002 : Working with Pages, Layers, and Stencils
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course explains how to make complex diagrams easier to construct and understand by adding pages and layers to break the diagram into multiple sections. It also explains how to edit an existing stencil, how to create a new stencil master, and how to create new stencils based on that master. Finally, it explains how to create a stencil that includes all the shapes from all the pages and layers of the user's document.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create a multi-page Visio drawing
Create a multi-layer Visio drawing
Edit an existing stencil
Create a new master stencil
Create a new stencil based on the master
Create a document stencil

Topics:
Working with Pages and Layers
Working Page Setup Tabs
Understanding Special Details
Creating and Editing Layers
Working with Shapes and Printing
Editing Existing Stencils
Working with Existing Shapes
Editing the Master Properties of a Shape
Editing the Master Properties of a Stencil
Creating a New Stencil from an Existing Shape
Creating a New Stencil from Scratch
Changing an Icon for a Master
Altering the Base Functionality of a Master
Creating a New Stencil
Documenting a Stencil
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Visio 2002 : Working with Data
Summary: Time: 2.0 hour(s)
This course explains how to use Visio to create charts, graphs, diagrams, and multipurpose forms by tying Visio charts to data sources. Users will learn how to use Visio to create graphic representations of data in spreadsheet or database applications.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the shapes on the Charting Shapes stencil
Create a marketing chart or diagram using shapes, borders, and titles
Use an existing form or create a new form
Identify the requirements for linking a data source to a Visio diagram
Link a Visio diagram with an outside data source

Topics:
Creating Forms, Charts, and Graphs
Charting Shapes
Using Stencils
Using Form Design
Creating a Unique Form
Linking Diagrams with Data Sources
Requirements for Linking to Data Sources
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Visio 2002 : Understanding ShapeSheets
Summary: Time: 3.0 hour(s)
This course explains in detail the role of the ShapeSheet, a collection of formulas and data that describe each shape. It explains the relationship between a shape and its ShapeSheet and provides detailed descriptions of key sections of the ShapeSheet.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the purpose of a ShapeSheet
Display the ShapeSheet for an object
Identify the sections of the ShapeSheet
Associate characteristics of a shape with the sections of the ShapeSheet that control them

Topics:
Working with ShapeSheets
Viewing ShapeSheets
Displaying ShapeSheets
Understanding the ShapeSheet
Exploring the Shape Transform Section
Exploring the Connection Points Section
Exploring the Geometry Section
Exploring the Miscellaneous Section
Exploring the Line Format Section
Exploring the Fill Format Section
Exploring the Character Section
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Visio 2002 : Working with Flowcharts
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s
This course explains how to create models that depict flows for a variety of processes using templates in the Flowchart Solution. These flow models represent processes ranging from financial audits to high-level business processes. Users can also learn how to use more complex flowchart solutions to depict process and information flows within an information system model. Finally, users will learn about the Integration Definition for Functional Modeling method (IDEF0), and how to implement it in Visio 2002.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the types of flowchart solutions provided with Visio 2002
Create diagrams, such as audit diagrams, TQM diagrams, and Work Flow diagrams, that depict high-level business processes
Create diagrams, such as data flow models, for use in system requirements definition
Create hierarchical models and diagrams using the IDEF0 method

Topics:
Flowchart Solutions
Creating Audit Diagrams
Creating Basic Flowcharts
Creating Cause and Effect Diagrams
Creating Cross-Functional Flowcharts
Creating Mind Mapping Diagrams
Creating Total Quality Management Diagrams
Creating Work Flow Diagrams
Creating Data Flow Diagrams
Understanding IDEF0 Diagrams
Creating IDEF0 Diagrams
Creating Specification and Description Language Diagrams
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Visio 2002 : Creating Database Models
Summary: Time: 4.0 hour(s)
This course explains how to create database models that provide a visual representation of a database schema. This course describes the stencils and templates users can use to draw database models and provides a detailed explanation of the process of drawing a database model. It also explains how to use wizards that can extract a database model from an existing database and update that model when the database changes.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the templates available in the database solution
Create a database model using the Database Model Diagram template
Create a Database Model Diagram based on an existing database
Update a Database Model Diagram to reflect changes to an existing database
Explain how you can generate a physical database from a Database Model diagram

Topics:
Understanding the Database Model Diagram Template
Using the Express-G Template
Using the Object Role Modeling Template
Reverse-Engineering a Database Model
Defining Tables
Defining Columns
Defining Foreign Key Relationships
Defining Data Types
Creating Indexes
Creating Views
Adding Local Code
Adding Global Code
Updating a Database Model
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12 Month Subscription - $35
Live Mentor +$30