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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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USER REVIEWS

Create and share professional-looking diagrams and flowcharts in an instant

By Isay Almenanza

On Monday, May 19, 2014

Thanks to Microsoft for making this software. Now I can easily share and create professional, multipurpose diagrams that simplify complicated data. And with this release some functions are updated including the shapes, styles and templates. It also added some features like engineering diagrams and stencils for business.

Visio Professional 2013 is the ideal tool for IT and business professionals that are always confronted with problems with their diagrams. This program is a very powerful tool that can create handy and very professional-looking diagrams that allow sharing of information via SharePoint quickly and with a large number of spectators.

By using some options like themes, effects, formatting and designing options, you can now easily enhance the output of your diagrams. And if you want to improve the visual impact of your data you can use some tools which are included with this application such as colors, graphs, symbols and Icons. Now you can easily create and share informative diagrams and flowcharts in an instant.

Pros

  • Easily make diagrams and flowcharts
  • Allows sharing of output data

Cons

  • Some tools are quite confusing
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BEAUTIFY YOUR OFFICE AND WORLD DIAGRAM USING MICROSOFT OFFICE VISIO PROFESSIONAL 2013

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Diagrams are one way of representing information and analyzing data. Charts and diagram are very useful especially if comparisons and trends are anything to achieve. Just like words, information in diagrams needs to be neat. It’s one of the rare feats to achieve especially before but now it’s very easy to have wonderful diagrams. This is after the introduction of the Microsoft Office Visio professional 2013.This product is an office developed by IT giant Microsoft too mainly developed for making diagrams.

This software once installed is very easy to use. It comes with tutorials which are very useful for beginners. It also has a different template which gives user guidelines on how to go about creating diagrams. Additionally it comes with a similar interface like all other Microsoft software so if the user has used the same before it’s easy to use this application. This software has a Diagram Check which checks the users diagram to correct possible mistakes making its usage easier.

Pros

  • • Just like all MS software’s it has a user friendly interface
  • • Has the Diagram checks for checking possible errors
  • • It’s very easy to access

Cons

  • • Only compatible with MS operating system
  • one nedds to have sxperience about MS softwares to use it.
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Microsoft Office Visio Professional makes your flowcharts even better than the competence

By Chris Larrage

On Monday, April 7, 2014

Flowcharts are useful documents for business and management of ideas and general content. With Microsoft Office Visio Professional, you can create these kinds of documents in an easy and fast way. The tools included making the creation process simpler, with quick connections between the different elements you create. The software really helps to simplify organization charts with the wizard function. This wizard tool helps you to create the flowcharts and diagrams in a proper way following simple steps guided by the application. This way you can create custom flowcharts quickly without any complication.

The program’s use is very simple, thanks to the ribbon interface that shares with the rest members of the Office package. The numerous templates that are included show the great variety of flowcharts you can create with the application once you learn how to use it. In case of having any doubt, the help menu will clarify any function of Microsoft Office Visio Professional. Manage your diagrams the way you feel and customize each one of the created documents to adapt them to your needs and your style. Enjoy the useful tools and functions of Microsoft Office Visio Professional and discover the proper use of flowcharts for your personal and professional projects.

Pros

  • Easy flowcharts and diagrams creations
  • High number of templates available
  • Ribbon Interface fits it better than before

Cons

  • The usefulness of flowcharts are limited
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To draw data flow figure and a system architecture for a specific project purpose. Visio provides an user friendly interface to create figures.

  • for database and doing erd diagram . im also want to do my assignment, i hope when i using this software, i can complete my assignments work

  • School project regarding step by step process in forecast and ordering of bread and bakery products that has only four to six days shelflife

  • will be used for personal use for school project for a computer networking class. mapping out a network with images and links offered by this program

  • the purpose of downloading this software is to facilitate my research so that i can finish it on time. This will help me to get my results early

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have used office 2013for the last one year and i expect to use the bisio for my knowledge and has a very good expectation of being satisfied with the product

  • Never used any similar software so far. would like to try it for electrical drawing , hope its good and some one had send me a file and i need help to open it.

  • visio drawing professional to do drawings of pipes at a plant. i have also used autocad as a begginer and i faild to deliver the project as i was

  • scheduling designing and project management. Estimated project timeline. Risk analysis/ Resource allocation. Clear assign of roles to engineers

  • oracle workflow i have used while i was working at head office of a bank as a process analyst about credit card application and evaluation process

What do you like most about this program?
  • It is easy to use for process flow in the IT industry and some other industries. User friendly and allow me to complete my work on time asap

  • flexibility and easy to use for all kinds of uml diagrams as business analyst point of view. they look professional also hence can be used for project presentations too

  • the most convenient tool for diagrams in compete form for easy and difficult tasks. easy operational tools that motivates each reader. thats

  • i find that by using this microsoft visio, it is easier for me to create any chart, data and diagrams in completing my task and also it helps me a lot

  • The summarized chart and others related applications that will help me in using for my project analysis. so please can you offer me the free software. thanks!

Microsoft Office Visio Professional is an office tool which is specialised on making diagrams easily for your projects.

If you are used to download the tools included in it, this free trial of the ms software won’t be a problem. But just in case the Help section will be very useful for you since it includes complete information about the program. Besides, the first time you open it you’ll find a fine tutorial.

Microsoft Office Visio Professional offers powerful solutions for diagrams. Use it for your own personal projects or for professional reasons, it will be useful for explaining your thoughts and ideas.

This Office utility offers a wide range of templates for you

If you don’t know how you should start a diagram, it offers different templates which would serve as a guideline. Then it is all yours, feel free to display your own ideas into your scheme.

The vector drawing allows you to keep an accurate sketch on your sections. It includes a feature which you can drag & drop each component to organise it the way you need tidily.

Interface and tools

The interface is very similar to other MS software, something that is not strange for usual computer users. In case you are new to this kind of programs, the visual style hides nothing, making it very intuitive in order to keep increase the program’s performance.

This software checks your diagrams to correct some possible mistakes on your projects. This Diagram Check is very useful in case there would be discordances on your drawings.

You can include hyperlinks to your flowcharts to make them more interactive with external information. Select the way you route the main ideas and add macros or include your own projects made on Microsoft Visual Basic Express.

Alternatives

There are more basic alternatives like Gantt Chart that possesses the same finalities as this software. It is similar on its functions but not in its functionality, which makes Microsoft’s one more complete.

Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013 Features

These are the unique features of this diagramming tool:

  • Access faster to most used tools
  • Updated shapes and themes
  • Improved standards support (Unified Modeling Language 2.4)
  • SharePoint 2010 and 2013 support
  • Improved performance for touchscreen devices, something that, for example, Microsoft Office 2010 Suite did not include
  • Linking options to dynamic data
  • Improved teamwork: users from the same company have the possibility of adding comments at the same time in the same flowchart
  • Office 365 or SharePoint support to share your projects to others even if they don’t have the program installed

For further information, visit the developer's site .

Conclusion

It is a diagram designer powered by CAD features and full of useful tools to make your flowcharts more attractive for your audience.

Some functions are restricted.

Pros
  • Variety of uses
  • Macros integration
  • Complete chart edition
Cons
  • Sometimes it is tricky to use