Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013 screenshot

Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

free download

TRIAL

USER REVIEWS

The easy way to Create and Share Professional Versatile Diagrams

By Ivy Paloma

On Thursday, April 10, 2014

For many years, I have been using Microsoft Office Visio for work related projects. I can say that it is one of the great tools to make amazing diagrams. One of the key features that I find beneficial is being able to readily use the tools that I access all the time. Other enhancements that were added include new stencils, improved effects, themes and additional shapes.

When working as a team, you can easily manage the task at hand because of the tools incorporated in this new version. I can immediately give and receive feedback from any members of the group through the reviewer comments. Each of the team can provide information needed for the progress of the project. It will make the work done in the least amount of time.

I also recently found this tool called SharePoint that helped me share my work with people who do not have Visio installed in their PC. They can just view the diagrams through the web browser. My diagrams look professionally done when created with Microsoft Office Visio. If you want to check out this program, make sure that you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 as your operating system.

Pros

  • It has a complete chart edition
  • Provides an impressive platform for custom drawing solutions

Cons

  • Lots of tools to learn
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

A More Intuitive Planning Tool for Constructing Diagrams and Flowcharts

By Reinalei Jamir

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Microsoft Office Visio Pro is an effective diagramming software with newly updated stencils. It assists me in creating diagrams and flowcharts more intuitively. This software helps me to simplify complicated information through plain, easy to figure out charts. There are also remarkable tools in this software that can generate your outline process conveniently.

This software also improved its support for group teamwork, including the capability for various users like me to operate on a particular chart at the same time, and the capacity to connect diagrams to data. With Visio Pro, you can construct a document, a business process, organizational chart or even draw a floor plan.

Despite having flaws on some of its tools, Visio Pro 2013 for me remains the top contender and a fine pick in diagram and flowchart application. This software has always been all right, but this version is much refined. If you are looking for a software for design planning documentation, then this is the one you need. It is a very creative tool for you.

Pros

  • It enhances support for team cooperation
  • Additional stencils for business diagrams

Cons

  • Some tools might be confusing
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

0

0

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
;
Usability:
Performance:
Ease to access guides and manuals:
Interface:

1

2

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • Wanna try out how it works so that if i need to build any diagram i should be ready to create without any hiccups. this is too much to right here.

  • network and security design templates. Cisco security products are available on ease and very easy to draw the diagram in visio,thanks for th

  • for design document and analysis report, test document,project scheduling, and many more picturization of the kids study materials which helps them to understand better

  • draw diagrams using visio for work related activities as it will be very helpful for various reasons as one reason that picture can best represent

  • Iwill use for project, as autonomus worker. I make electric and eletronic project, today with cad, but i would like have a simple software that my work.

What similar programs have you used?
  • No! I have not used this kind of software, but this a trail version i required a full time virsion that should be availablae for the work done.

  • i haven't use any program this is the first time i have used visio inorder to make network diagram for mu assignment and project for mu college

  • i have not used any other similar program to create flowcharts etc. this would be my first experience to use such type of tool. lets hope for the best

  • solid edge is one of the other programs i have use for engineering purposes and computer aided drawing in general for academic purposes uses

  • it is the first time that it is needed using program like that for mu master degree. I need to draw a diagram of cause -effect on quality leesson

What do you like most about this program?
  • can learn about microsoft visio and enhances the skill through this program and have opportunity to earned money for possible project with the help of this

  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013 is a very good programme, will help to draw very much, very useful in studies, can make charts and g

  • electrical diagram, Flow chart, engineering for all stuf which readely available in this software we can do simpler which our job make so easy

  • One of the best software packages I ever used since Ver. 3. I like it very much and use it for different types of application from skatching, drawing upto assistance to painting.

  • Flowchart and design circuits.i hope visio is helpful and let me know if there are any updates on Vision.Thank you and have a nice day. Will

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