Guide to Visio 2010 Helps You Quickly Create Pro-grade Business Diagrams

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Microsoft's Visio 2010 gives you the tools you need to create professional-looking diagrams from scratch, and the program also includes a wealth of templates to give you a head start on creating custom diagrams for a variety of uses.


Visio includes more than 50 templates across eight categories, and each template includes menus, stencils and shapes appropriate for the kind of diagram you want to create. Some of the categories and associated templates include those designed for:

  • Business - Brainstorming diagram, workflow diagram
  • Processes - Data flow diagram, cross-functional flowchart, basic flowchart
  • Networks - Basic network diagram, conceptual website diagram, rack diagram
  • Software and Databases - Database model diagram, COM and OLE


CustomGuide uploaded a quick reference guide to help you learn the basics of using this powerful diagramming program. Use the handy guide to quickly get familiar with the Ribbon interface; like other programs in the most recent Office family, this easily customizable interface was added for the 2010 edition. The guide also covers the fundamentals of creating and working with diagrams, defines the template categories, explains how to work with shapes and stencils and lists all the keyboard shortcuts you can employ to save time and increase productivity.


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Jun 16, 2014 6:39 PM macydalby macydalby  says:
Thanks this info was really helpful! I used a website called Lucidchart to create my own business network diagram and it was super easy to use. If you use diagrams often you should check it out! Reply

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