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Visio 2003 Basic Course

Microsoft Visio





The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Starting and Exiting Visio
  • Identifying the Parts of the Visio 2003 Window
  • Using the Standard Toolbar
  • Using the Task Pane
  • Using the Choose Drawing Type Window
  • Creating a New Blank Drawing
  • Creating a New Drawing from a Template
  • Opening an Existing File
  • Saving a Drawing


  • Introduction
  • Creating a New Page
  • Creating a Background Page
  • Assigning a Background Page
  • Converting a Foreground Page to a Background Page
  • Canceling a Background Page’s Assignments
  • Deleting a Page
  • Renaming a Page
  • Reordering Pages


  • Introduction
  • Viewing a Page in a Separate Window
  • Viewing Multiple Drawings
  • Displaying Toolbars
  • Displaying Workspace Elements
  • Using the View Toolbar
  • Zooming In and Out on a Drawing
  • Using the Pan & Zoom Window
  • Using Full Screen View

Shapes and Stencils

  • Introduction
  • Opening a Stencil
  • Inserting a Shape
  • Searching for Shapes
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Drawing Basic Shapes
  • Drawing Multiple Segment Shapes
  • Creating an Ink Shape
  • Working with Ink Shapes
  • Customizing Pens

Shape Extras

  • Introduction
  • Copying a Shape
  • Moving Shapes
  • Resizing a Shape
  • Rotating a Shape
  • Using the Formatting Toolbar
  • Applying a Fill
  • Formatting Lines
  • Applying a Shadow


  • Introduction
  • Entering Text
  • Adding Text to a Connector
  • Inserting a Symbol or Special Character
  • Formatting Text
  • Creating a Numbered List
  • Working with a Text Block
  • Checking Spelling
  • Using the AutoCorrect Feature


  • Introduction
  • Creating Headers and Footers
  • Previewing a Drawing
  • Setting Up the Drawing Page
  • Printing a Drawing Page
  • Printing a Background Page Separately
  • Printing a Page without a Background
  • Sending a Drawing by E-mail

Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Using the Type a Question for Help Box
  • Using the Visio Help Task Pane
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Using the Diagram Gallery
  • Using Microsoft Office Online
  • Getting Context Specific Help
  • Using the Research Task Pane