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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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USER REVIEWS

THIS IS A TOOL TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR DIAGRAMS WITHIN NO TIME FOR YOUR PROGRAM.

By Rock Raymond

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This is a tool which was developed with the aim of making drawings diagrams with more ease for your programs.In this ms software,you will get the help section containing all the information that you needs in-case there are something that you wants to download from this tool and you cannot get it right away.If you want to use this software for you personal interests when it comes to solution for your diagrams,it very easy and gives you that chance but you can also go on and use this tool when it comes to the professional work of the diagram and the outcomes will always make you happy.

This software helps the users who have no idea on how to start the diagram by giving the guidelines and afterwards the all process is all yours and you can display anything that you feels like.There is the vector drawing which helps you to keep an accurate drawing of the section that you are working on and for the new users of this software,the interface is always like the other MS software making everything so easy to work on.In this tool,there is the Diagram Check to make sure that all your diagrams have no mistakes before you say that you are really through with it.If you wants to make your flowcharts more interactive with external information,there is the hyperlinks which you can include to do all this work.

Pros

  • This software has faster access to the used tools.
  • It updates shapes and themes.
  • There is complete chart edition.

Cons

  • The user needs to have experience to the MS softwares since it is only compatible with MS operating system.
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A Fine Tool for Creating an Easy To Understand Diagrams and Flowcharts

By Christine Diaz

On Friday, May 9, 2014

Microsoft Office Visio Pro is a potent diagramming program loaded with built-in stencils. It helps me to simplify difficult sequences through simple, easy to comprehend diagrams. I also like how I can quickly make some changes on the diagrams that I have created.

There are unusual tools in this software that can make your outline process manageable. It helps simplify organization chart with the wizard function. This wizard tool helps you to generate the flowcharts and diagrams in an appropriate way following the steps guided by the application. In this method, you can create custom flowcharts swiftly without any difficulty.

In spite of lacking few convenient tools, Visio Pro 2013 remains the top candidate and best choice in flowchart software. This software has always been fine, but this version is very polished. Easy enough for a newbie and complex enough for experienced pros, with a number of exceptional tools, Visio is your best pick for creating flowcharts. This software is a must have.

Pros

  • Easy to create flowcharts and diagrams
  • Ability to link diagrams to data

Cons

  • Ability to reverse engineer database has been removed
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A PROFESSIONAL TOOL BY MICROSOFT FOR CREATING DIAGRAMS FOR DESIRED PURPOSES

By Hande Njr

On Thursday, September 18, 2014

This is an application under the Microsoft office group of applications that has been tailor made specifically for making diagrams for projects. A lot of project managers use this tool in their work, the ability to make bulk work be simple and presented in diagrams that offer quick comprehension even to people who are not conversant with a certain line of professional work has been made possible with this application. It simply works through creating and editing of templates that are in different shapes and styles. If you have used PowerPoint you have had a little experience on a lower scale of what Visio 2013 offers to users.Thus the templates make work easy. It has the provision of having multiple people working on different component of a much complex diagram that can eventually be put together to give the final product to be used for various professional work. It has great themes and effects, plus you can share your diagrams with other people who are not using Visio and they can give their views on the diagram so long as you are on a sharepoint server. This application runs on windows 7, 8 and windows server 2008 R2 or server 2012 with a 1GHz processor and a minimum 1 GB ram on 32 bit or 2 GB on 64 bit. There should be at least 2 GB free on your hard disk.

Pros

  • It has been tailor made specifically for making diagrams for projects.
  • It has the provision of having multiple people working on one project.

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  • You must have microsoft knowledge to use it.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I need ot create Business Process Flow Chart for my project. These flowcharts will be validated and the presented to the management for approval

  • I want to create a flow chat for all my functionalities in the Performance Management System that I work with and sell in South African today

  • Laying out a help desk ticketing system to show functionality and streamline processes.My manager is requesting a a schematic breakdown. from and infrastructure standpoint

  • diagrams for my project we are supposed to do diagrams and charts. the assignment is due in about a week so i need to get this application or

  • drawing charts, diagrams , illustrations with wording for my graduation project in the field of industrial engineering and process improvement

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have used basic MS word documents, Excel, paint, Indesign and Photoshop. Would like to learn basic functions and skill in the software visio

  • I have not used any programs yet, oh maybe I used Microsoft Professional 2013 at my laptop and Personal Computer, but not from others brands

  • i have used mind map programme for the past 3 years while working for another company, but now i am a student, doing my Masters degree, i want use for BPMN

  • I have used concept map before. It was similar like visio. Visio is a very powerful tool for drawing and prototyping for desingning some think

  • Old version of Visio, Project and Draw including but not excluding various other programmes that actually achieve the same ends, notwithstanding that there is nothing to rival Visio.

What do you like most about this program?
  • drawing diagrams, so that i can help my current employeess and my future employess in achieving hier business dreams and goals of thier company

  • flowchart to prepare project and charts assigned by our college and to learn how the particular process and organisation work at hirearchy level

  • I like the tools that are provided. When using this for process management, it provides excellent tools. hopefully yhis is not a gimmick. Thanks

  • microsoft visio is easier to use and also it does no make the mcomputer slow and it is user friendly as compared to most competent platforms that i have ever used

  • using visio program it was easy to construct and draw the lay out of the subject. more accurate in parameters and sizes. you can also show the actual layout plan

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