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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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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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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.

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

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  • Some tools might be confusing
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • To create a flow chart for a project I am working on. I want to trial this new form of software as an alternative to using Microsoft Powerpoint

  • I am building my business plan i will be using visio to design our process diagrams, organogram and production cycle. This download will be used soley by us for personal use.

  • DRAWING OF ORGANOGRAMS FOR MY DEPARTMENT AND THE ORGANIZATION AS A WHOLE. THIS WILL BE USEFUL FOR STRATEGY DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION

  • I need to create a presentation for my manager to summarize a process map. It is possible to do in Power Point, but Visio will look better.

  • to draw diagrams for internet layout and handling of complex images by use of microsoft office visio profersional 2013. This will really help

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have not used any other drafting programs to that incorporate drawing in a way I see from viseo. so i want to install it since I can't get it through my office 365 subscription

  • I HAVE NOT ANY SIMILAR PROGRAM USED NOW. AND TRY TO USE VISIO FIRST TIME, BECAUSE I THINK VISIO SHOULD BE THE MOST CONVENIENT ONE FOR MY PAPER WORK.

  • 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

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

  • i have used simple word documents, paint and excel work books and indesign and also photoshop similar appplicatons and would like to learn the basic skills that can be used in visio application

What do you like most about this program?
  • It is easier to create a floor plan, diagram, and organizational chart with this software. It also responds quickly than the excel sheet and word.

  • It helps to facilitate development processes and design , also guild one through the database modelling and implementation of the system and its cool

  • Design Control Circuit which help me in my project of Ph.D in electronic and electric Engineering and representation of information as blocks digram

  • Its drawing capability and it gives us capacity to present efficiently. With this product creates diagram which is very helpful in telling users waht i think.

  • I like most of its high quality and complete efficiency to use in my works at home and in the office. it is the mos important program for me

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