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Introduction to Visio 2003 Professional Edition
Basic Steps for Creating a Drawing
Opening a New Drawing (With or Without a Template)
To open a new blank drawing file (without stencils):
The Main Screen
The Visio 2003 Drawing Screen
Changing the Orientation (Portrait vs. Landscape) of the Drawing Page
To get Visio Help on a shape:
Changing the Way a Stencil (Shape List) Displays
Adding Shapes to Your Drawing
Selecting Objects on the Drawing Page
To select an object on your drawing page:
Moving Shapes on the Drawing Page
Entering Text Into a Shape
To Zoom using the toolbar:
To Zoom using keystrokes AND mouse:
Displaying Other (Extra) Stencils
To display another stencil:
To switch between open stencils:
Closing a Stencil
Re-sizing a Shape
To re-size a shape by dragging:
To re-size a shape proportionally:
To re-size a shape to a specified height and width:
Copying a Shape or Group of Shapes
To copy using Drag and Drop:
Selecting Multiple Shapes at Once
To select multiple shapes:
To select multiple shapes making the desired shape primary:
Customizing a Toolbar in Visio
To add an existing feature button to a toolbar:
To delete a button from a toolbar:
Displaying the Action Toolbar
To display the Action toolbar:
Display the Action toolbar
Aligning Shapes
To align shapes:
Spacing Shapes Evenly (Distributing Shapes)
To distribute selected shapes:
Connecting Shapes
To connect two shapes using the Connector Tool:
To connect multiple shapes at once (one to the next):
To connect to the previous shape automatically when adding a new shape:
To delete a connection line:
To change where a connection line lies on a page:
To add an extra connection point to a shape:
To delete a connection point from a shape:
To use a connector shape from a Master stencil:
To convert a 90° angle line to a straight line connector:
To enter text in the middle of a connection line:
To add multiple instances of the same shape quickly:
Working With Different Pages Within a Visio File
To add a new page:
To tile the pages of one file:
To “un-tile” the pages:
Creating “Floating” Text
To create a text box:
Formatting a Shape (Text, Shading, Borders)
The Formatting Toolbars
To apply text and shape formatting using the toolbars:
To format an object using the Shortcut Menu:
Applying paragraph formats:
Changing the Shadow Depth for the Entire Page
To change the shadow depth:
Positioning Shapes Relative to Each Other
Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes
To group objects:
To un-group objects:
Flipping Shapes
Rotating Shapes
Format Painter
To copy formats-only to one other location:
To copy formats to multiple locations:
Repeat the Last Action Performed – F4
To repeat the most recently applied format(s):
Copying Visio Drawings to Word
To Paste an entire Visio drawing page into Word:
To create a link between the Word document and the Visio page:
Editing a Visio Drawing Placed in Word
To edit an embedded (i.e., not linked) drawing in Word:
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