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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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USER REVIEWS

Simple, but Professional and Flexible Diagrams with Easy to Understand Information and Data

By Maria Bernabe

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Visio 2013 features a redesigned program to help its users create more intuitive diagrams. It includes fresh and updated stencils and shapes, and improved themes and effects. It has a coauthoring feature for easier teamwork. It makes your diagrams dynamic by linking real-time data to shapes. You can then share your work with others on browser-based SharePoint, a Visio Service.

MS Visio Professional 2013 includes all functions of Visio Standard 2013. Aside from the updated shapes, it also has modernized styles and templates. Modernized stencils are adapted for engineering and business diagrams. It also includes process diagrams that include Business Process Models, floor plans and maps, database and software diagrams, and network diagrams. You can rapidly capture a flowchart, map a network, build a chart, document business processes, or draw floor plans. Team collaboration is also better as it includes the ability to allow several people to cooperate on one diagram simultaneously.

Pros

  • Can create dynamic and modern diagrams
  • Provides a better team collaboration

Cons

  • Requires technical knowledge of various Microsoft software
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Express yourself in diagrams by using Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

By Jackson Muoka

On Monday, March 30, 2015

Diagrams are very efficient ways of expressing ideas and information especially on research works or academic papers. However it is a bit challenging to express ideas using diagrams since they are a bit hard to make. However with the invention of Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013 the process of making diagrams has been made easy. This office tool is specially made to make diagrams and is ideal both for professionals as well as for personal projects including research papers and academic reports.

The trial version of Microsoft Office Visio Professional is available for download for free and has a help section which is very useful in giving more information to users about the program. This program comes with a wide range of templates to give guidelines for better drawing. This program also comes with a vector drawing that allows users to keep accurate sketches of their drawings and one can drag and drop a component of the whole diagram.

This programs follows in the legacy of MS software’s interface which are intuitive and easy to use making it easy to use even for beginners.

Pros

  • • Ability to check and correct mistakes from diagrams
  • • Has wide range of templates to guide in drawing
  • • Comes with an intuitive user friendly interface

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  • • Only compatible with windows operating systems. .
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PRESENT YOUR WORK TO YOUR COMPANY OR INVESTORS IN NICE AND SIMPLE DIAGRAMS WHICH ARE NEAT

By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015

REVIEW

This is the latest software in the market concerning Microsoft office and its main objective that it was formed to is to be able to look the diagrams that are being created by Microsoft office professional to be more appealing to the eye and also seem like real. Also when I downloaded it and then I started it I realized that it had a lot of improvements more that its previous versions and which include the themes on the interface have also been improved and also the shaped here they look very appealing and I would therefore encourage all the project managers or those people that present projects in an organization to download professional 2013 because all the people will just have to love your work and you will also enjoy it.

FEATURES

The features are

Improvements have been made compared to its predecessors for example the diagrams here they look more easy to use

The interface is very easy to use

CONCLUSION

Everything about it is just perfect no complains

Pros

  • Themes and also shapes of the diagrams have been improved
  • It is easy to use

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  • it is very related to its predecessors
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I will be trying to prepare some charts fir ny current company and also would to get hands on experience with the pro packa dn later would like to but it

  • to draw network diagram in charitiable organisation in Africa Ghana. It will help the people to understand what we are talking about. And is

  • hello i am engineer ahmad barakat, i am actually working on my masters degree where i am my the thesis project.i should visulize and show some graphics that needs special programs such as visio.

  • For a final year project ,on borda count voting . This software would be used to draw various diagrams such as use case , sequence , data flow

  • Homework, because i am studying Bussiness administration, so i need it to make diagrams and organigrams about how people is distributed in a company

What similar programs have you used?
  • windows 7 used as programming to be PC notebook this programs be familliar to application another apication program like as microsoft office

  • i have been using differents programmes like publisher or excel to try do get the same results but the best one for my purpose still being the Microsoft office visio professional 2013

  • no such programs used before. this is the first time i am trying this kind of product so as to understand the features and benefits of visio

  • There's none similar program I've used. So far I'm using Microsoft Vision to edit the our system landscape since 2009. A very recommended software.

  • i have used all microsoft programs available to use on the universe and i need this for school i dont know why you are asking this question tho

What do you like most about this program?
  • An optimal esperiencia in project management, and assembles small power network projects. its simplicity shows in a goal for a business and focuses on a goal that set Microsoft Vision

  • I like this program because is Easy in use , helpful is make me thinking with nice way and is complete for my all needs at school , work

  • I like to create algorithm scheme, project and program such as artificial intelligence, finite state machines or other. This software allows me to better visualize the situation and perspective to the design stages.

  • I am a student. to complete my home works and term assighnment i need to learn how to draw a data flow diagram by using microsoft visio. thats the main reasaon.

  • Possibility to learn new things and urge curiosity feelings inside of me. Besides, be able to work on chemical flowcharts, not needing a paper for that.

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