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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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USER REVIEWS

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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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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themes and diagrams here are much more clearer thanks to microsoft office visio 2013

By Benson Mutwiri

On Friday, November 20, 2015

This latest version of the Microsoft office Visio professional has some 3d diagrams and tools thus making your work to look as though it is real and all this you will be getting to present to people. It is free to download and it comes with a tutorial to show all the intended users on how to go about in this project so that you can achieve maximum use with it. Very many tools are available for use with lots of diagrams to add on to make your project very presentable before you present it to your colleagues at work.

Visio is kind of hard to use for the first time users but as you get used to it you will just be having fun using it.

Features

A tutorials is at the beginning to help the first time users

More tools have been added from its predecessors.

Conclusion

You can do a lot with this program.

Pros

  • tools have been added compared to its predecessors
  • it has a tutorial to help the beginners

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  • not all the features are included here
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To draw project network diagrams and Gantt charts for summer class school assignment (Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri

  • i am going to use the tool for sketching unified modeling language.to draw class diagrms ,package diagrams,domain diagram .i think it is very help ful for me

  • Create a AP Flowchart for presentation to Finance team. We need to evaluate our process and determine possible improvements. Thank you for the free download

  • this will be very useful for my office requirements where I need to present concepts through visual representation and this is the only software I know that will help me.

  • Producing new and updating current documents. the documentation is required for ongoing hydrocarbon operations prior to deployments in the coming months

What similar programs have you used?
  • visio flowchart software from soft tonic, it was ok but didnt give all i wasnted hence now i wana try use microsoft before i buy for company

  • Server based computer network design for student final project some times used instead of this soft ware we would use packet tracer soft ware.

  • i have not used any program or application similar to this microsoft visio professional 2013. Now i would like to learn the flowcharts in ms visio

  • not used any similar program to resolve the problems.If it will require then i will consult to authorized person or contact to concern call center executive for appropriate help.

  • I have not used any similar programs but have used MS Visio once and feel it is very convenient for my present project. May consider to continue to use in future.

What do you like most about this program?
  • It allows to draw good diagrmms and makes thoughts, ideas and different difficult structures easy and visual, that helps to work with everything

  • Nothing else comes close to it, for it flexibility in undertaking the projects I like to do. Currently planning out my "dream home" and this is the only thing that I would use.

  • What I like about the software is the fact that we can use it to draw time lines charts and overall action plans it also allows for collabopration with team kates

  • the content is very good to make any structure organization for example. it can be easier used than other programs like Photoshop or Corel .

  • i like most the social network diagram in MS VISIO because useful in my research work and studies for getting quick view of results to get clear picture

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