Visio - Level 1

Learn about Visio in this workshop. Explore how to create diagrams, manage templates and organize objects such as shapes and images.
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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Regular price: $360
  • Preferential price: $306

Course outline

Duration : 1 day

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Master the use of Microsoft Visio to design professional and attractive diagrams, learn how to format them in an elegant way, print them or distribute them.


For all training sessions in our classrooms, you need to have your own computer with Visio software (desktop version) installed.

Professionnal license

Good knowledge of one of the Office suite software (ex.: Word, Powerpoint)
It is important to have the desktop application to take this course.
Not compatible with Visio on the Web.


  • Learn about and customize the Visio interface.
  • Learn how to create different types of diagrams.
  • Use and format automatic shapes and connectors.
  • How to organize templates
  • Insert various elements such as free text and images.
  • Performing a clean layout.
  • Print and export diagrams.

Teaching method

Presentations - Demos – Guided and individual exercises


Identify the elements of the interface

*(optional elements, depending on client needs)

  • Introduction
  • Identify the interface elements
  • Executing commands*
  • Getting help*

Document display and workspace customization

  • Zoom and display modes
  • The grid and markers
  • Adjusting the ruler
  • Showing and hiding floating working tools
  • Panning and zooming
  • Size and position

Creating a draw

  • Start a new design
  • Description of the provided templates
  • Adding pages
  • Adding shapes to a design from a template
  • Basic shape management (enlarge, move, delete)
  • Connecting shapes
  • Add and modify text in a shape, link or any other object
  • Inserting images

Formatting shapes, links and text

  • Use the fill, stroke and shadow options
  • Formatting text
  • Insert fields and special characters
  • Formatting images

Organizing objects: shape, image and line

  • Select multiple shapes
  • Shape groups
  • Automatically organize shapes
  • Automatically align shapes
  • Automatically distribute shapes

Management and creating stencil

  • Adding templates to your working environment
  • Create a new template
  • Add shapes to a template
  • Open a template in a new diagram
  • Standardize diagrams by sending a template to a team

Global formatting using themes

  • Apply a theme to a diagram
  • Apply a variant of a theme
  • Change the color and the effect set

The layout

  • Define the orientation and format of the drawing and the paper page
  • Add an automatic background or background pages
  • background pages
  • Use print preview
  • Set up large drawings on multiple pages
  • Create headers and footers
  • Change the print scale of the drawing
  • Print a diagram

Exploration of several types of diagrams

  • Hierarchical organization charts
  • Project planning
  • Flow chart
  • Calendar
  • Development plan
  • Network plan

Surround yourself with the best

Pierre-Edouard Brondel
Pierre-Edouard Brondel
Trainer and Desktop Application Consultant
Renowned as an educational expert in the IT and office technology field who has accumulated more than 25 years of experience, Pierre-Édouard is first and foremost passionate about human capital.
Yves Pilon
Yves Pilon
Yves Pilon is passionate about technological tools. His knowledge of web and office softwares has made him an expert on all Microsoft Office tools. Yves' excellent pedagogy has earned him praise from our clients on several occasions. He stands out for his spirit of synthesis and active sense of listening to the needs of the participants. The expertise he has accumulated over the years gives him the ability to ensure a productive transfer of knowledge to our clients.
Marc Maisonneuve
Marc Maisonneuve
Training program director
Marc Maisonneuve has acted as a Training Program Director, professional effectiveness trainer and user tools practice leader at AFI for several years. Mr. Maisonneuve is known for his analytical skills, his legendary calm and his undeniable desire to encourage people to develop their skills. He has the ability to present technological solutions in a natural way and to adapt them to the concrete needs of the workplace.
Vicky Moreau
Vicky Moreau
Vicky Moreau is a passionate freelancer and professional in the area of office automation. She holds a college diploma in office automation, most of her solid experience with the Office Suite was acquired while being an autodidact. In fact, she has successfully completed an MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Excel certification.