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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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Draw your diagram accurately and make it amazing for your professional and personal needs

By Eve Naliaka

On Monday, March 9, 2015

MICROSOFT OFFICE VISIO PROCESSIONAL 2013

Sometimes it is quite difficult and hectic to draw diagrams for projects manually because it is very clear that you might end with inaccurate diagram and untidy one due to rubbing to make adjustments and modifying. Microsoft developers thought about it and they come up with this amazing tool called Microsoft Office Visio professional 2013 to aid user and make work much easier.

It is a tool that helps you express your thoughts perfectly, accurately, smoothly and faster, it is the best office tool in the market that is mainly designed for drawing diagrams. It is not a strange thing for computer user since the interface is similar to other Microsoft software but as for new beginners it is not much complicated as long as you practice more and go through the tutorials that the program comes with, you will find it easy and interesting.

The program fulfils both personal projects and professional purposes. It contains a range of template that aid the user i.e. vector drawing that enables the user to be more accurate and neat, drag and drop template helps you organize you scheme perfectly. Unlike other suites this tool comes up with improved performance for touch screen devices, improved standard supports and improved teamwork among others.

Don’t scratch your head to hard if you are bad in drawings or sketching like I used to do, try this one today it works like magic.

Pros

  • Can be used for professional and personal use
  • Contain new tools to aid your work.

Cons

  • Much complicated for new beginners
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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.

Cons

  • You must have microsoft knowledge to use it.
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Create and share professional-looking diagrams and flowcharts in an instant

By Isay Almenanza

On Monday, May 19, 2014

Thanks to Microsoft for making this software. Now I can easily share and create professional, multipurpose diagrams that simplify complicated data. And with this release some functions are updated including the shapes, styles and templates. It also added some features like engineering diagrams and stencils for business.

Visio Professional 2013 is the ideal tool for IT and business professionals that are always confronted with problems with their diagrams. This program is a very powerful tool that can create handy and very professional-looking diagrams that allow sharing of information via SharePoint quickly and with a large number of spectators.

By using some options like themes, effects, formatting and designing options, you can now easily enhance the output of your diagrams. And if you want to improve the visual impact of your data you can use some tools which are included with this application such as colors, graphs, symbols and Icons. Now you can easily create and share informative diagrams and flowcharts in an instant.

Pros

  • Easily make diagrams and flowcharts
  • Allows sharing of output data

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  • Some tools are quite confusing
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • make a mind map to submit for my MASTER APPLICATION AS REQUEST BY THE UNIVERIDSITY OF PRETORIA . I HAVE MADE THE CHART WITH ONE TOOL AND I CANNOT IMPORT THE DOCUMENT

  • For doing my home work. About the issues affecting youth in South Afica between the ages of sixteen and twenty three. This is for my school project.

  • school work assignment for the module graphical user interfaces programming ICT2611 (school of computing) at unisa semester one and two and th

  • for work on my workstation, and to have this is a very useful and necessary tool because it simplifies the effort when performing graphics project

  • IM GOING TO UPDATE AS-BUILT DRAWINGS. PLUS MY DAUGHTER WILL USE IT FOR HER COLLEGE CLASSES AS NEEDED. HER PROFESSOR RECOMMENED THIS TO THE CLASS.

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have used the microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel,outlook,access professional 2016 in the past few days because of my work on a proje

  • 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

  • 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've used vizio 2010 under an enterprise license. I no longer work for the City of El Paso. I do have Office 2013 installed on my personal computer and need vizio to create some organizational charts.

  • we want to download it for making our projects and analyze about the theory of cases in system analysis and design. I think it is very helpful for us

What do you like most about this program?
  • The program is very to use. It contains a wide range of diagrams that are needed to illustrates different processes.It is compatible with os

  • This is very good design program where i can use it form create various diagram like system/network/flowchart and many other. Thanks to Microsoft.

  • I like VISIO being a student. It's awesome. This program gives a lot of opportunities for students, who are interested in modelling and controling

  • I don't have to draw my plans by hand which saves trouble and time. It is good for school projects and allows us to print out a professional looking floor plan to hand in.

  • Presentation is of a very high standard. I intend to use this for putting together a process flow diagram to present to colleagues for feedback.

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