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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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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

Cons

  • • Only compatible with windows operating systems. .
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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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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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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 download this program in order to draw an entity relationship diagram for a homework in a course of data bases where i learn information systems

  • I am a final year student so we have one unit called Design Project. I need Visio restored in my laptop, Its easy for me to do a PFD and P&ID.

  • Assignment on creating a Process Map as a Business Analysis student. it will be a good opportunity to see how the tool works and what it can be used for.

  • i really need this software to create erd diagram with relationship in order to complete my system building coursework which is just around the corner.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used Microsoft Project which is the only programme which would come to close to Visio although this should be the next step from that

  • I am a first year IT student and we need this program to make data flow diagrams for projects we do in class. I have not used any similar programs but our teacher is learning us how to use it

  • I have used Microssoft Powerpoint to come up with Organisational charts and now i intend to try out Ms Visio Professional which i am not used

  • 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

  • Corel Draw Libre Office Draw. Rest i have no idea why this question is kept here. Looks so funny. so hence completing the characters. Thank You!!

What do you like most about this program?
  • my job was very easy with Microsoft Visio Drawing. i hope i can get it now because i have many homework today. so please, i can't wait for long time. hihihi

  • because is neccesary for practice by me job and is the util version, i need office pro complete but in the network only profesional plus wha

  • cross functional flowchart, user friendly, process mapping, business process management. very easy to use. Can map almost any diagram. excellent

  • Visio 2013 provides new features designed to help you create diagrams more intuitively—including new and updated shapes and stencils, improved effects and themes, and a coauthoring feature that makes teamwork easier

  • It is helpful for my career. There are many uses including creating diagrams and flowcharts. Businesses also enjoy professional looking results they can show customers.

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