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Microsoft Visio is a business diagramming tool.

Visio has a wide variety of built-in shapes, objects, and stencils to work with, enabling the user to quickly and efficiently create drawings including Flow Charts, Organisation Charts, Network Diagrams, Brainstorming Diagrams, Floor Plans, and much more.

You can also build your own shapes and import them if you prefer. The drawings can then be used in other Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint or Word.

The driving idea behind Visio is to make diagramming as simple as possible for the user.

Keystroke Learning’s Microsoft Visio courses can take you from being a beginner to an advanced user.

Beginners will learn the fundamental building blocks of Visio, and advanced users will learn to make full use of it’s more sophisticated capabilities.

Skilled Microsoft Visio trainers with many years of experience lead our courses. Hands-on Full Day, Half Day, Workshop and Live Online Training courseswill give you with practical experience and a range of useful tips and tricks.

If 1 on 1 or group bookings are required, please contact us. We can also work with you to customise a course to suit the requirements of your team or organisation.

We provide in-house Microsoft Visio training nationwide and locally in Melbourne, Australia.

Microsoft Visio Training Courses

Microsoft Visio Training courses covering 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and previous versions
Microsoft Visio Training courses covering 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and previous versions

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Microsoft Visio FAQ

What is Visio?

Microsoft Visio is a business diagramming tool used to create a broad range of professional looking illustrations.

Visio has an extensive range of built-in shapes, objects, and stencils to work with, enabling the user to quickly and efficiently create drawings including Flow Charts, Organisation Charts, Network Diagrams, Brainstorming Diagrams, Floor Plans, and much more.

A good way to think about Visio is design for non-designers. For example, you might need to explain a complex issue to somebody outside of your field of expertise. With Visio, you don’t need to be a graphic designer, you can simply use the existing shapes to convey your information in a visual medium. Visio diagrams can be the bridge used to cross the divide and clarify your message.

You can also build your own shapes and import them if you prefer. Visio diagrams can then be used with your other Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint presentations or Word documents. Diagrams can also be exported or saved as a PDF for distribution.
The driving idea behind Visio is to make diagramming as simple as possible for the user.

Who needs to use Visio?

Anyone who would like to simplify the process of creating business diagrams. Visio is an extremely  versatile application with a comprehensive range of templates and stencils. It can be used for many different tasks. Some common types of Visio diagrams are:

  • Flow Charts
  • Organisation Charts
  • Network Diagrams
  • Floor Plans
  • Brainstorm Diagrams
  • Timelines and Gantt Charts

These are just some of the uses for Visio, there are many more. Any time you need to create a diagram, you will find Visio is likely to have the template you need. Most businesses at some stage will need to create process maps, project timelines and a variety of other diagrams. While some of these can be created in PowerPoint, the functionality is limited because this is not really the purpose of the application.

Visio shapes have built in behaviours defining how the shapes interact. This makes the process of creating Visio diagrams much more efficient than performing the same task in PowerPoint.

Should I buy Visio for Dummies or go to a Training Course?

Have you ever wondered why the Visio for Dummies books are so popular? After all, you didn’t get this far in your career by being a dummy, did you? Well, mostly it’s because many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use Visio by a work mate. Although this can be helpful, it also means we spend a lot of time on trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. These habits often spread across an organisation, so an entire department ends up working inefficiently, and not benefitting from the wealth of tools that Visio has to offer.

At this point, you might head to the bookstore or search online to find a Visio for Dummies book to get you up and running and address those tricky Visio problems. That’s a step in the right direction, in fact we at Keystroke Learning use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that it still takes time to find the information you need.

Our Visio training courses are designed to show you the key features and tools you need so you can get back to work and apply them right away.

Why choose Keystroke Learning?

We Innovate – We keep abreast of changing technologies and are constantly developing new courses and updating existing courses to reflect current best practices.
We Know What Works
– Hands-on fully interactive training courses are our bread and butter. Years of real world experience and feedback from our participants have shown us that this type of training produces the best results.
We Listen – Understanding your specific requirements enables us to build the best training for your needs. The best way for us to do that is to listen to what you have to say, rather than imposing our ideas on you.

Why should I attend a Microsoft Visio Training Course?

A training course with Keystroke Learning can set you up to take full advantage of your software. We want Microsoft Visio to work for you, not the other way around. We also make a point of passing on the best of our knowledge and experience to help you save time in your daily work. We know lots of shortcuts for your software applications, and we want you to know them as well.

Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.

Where are you based?

We are based in Melbourne, but we can deliver in-house training right around Australia. We come to you.

Do you provide online training?

This solution takes educational, training and collaborative experiences to a whole new level, it’s a dynamic learning solution that allows real-time online trainers to work directly with remote users in a virtual classroom environment.

What if I need help after my course?

We’ve got you covered. Every course we run comes with post course support. Just contact us using the support page, or email us at We will do our best to help you out if you run into a problem.

Exactly what is a connector in Visio?

Great question! In Visio, connectors are used to connect other shapes. Most commonly, connectors work with flow charts and organisation charts. When shapes are connected, they will stay connected, even when the shapes are moved. Whenever two connectors are crossed, a jump point appears to indicate that the connectors are not connected to each other.

Visio connectors can be static or dynamic, meaning they will adjust their connection points automatically when necessary. Also, keep in mind that connectors themselves are also shapes, so they share some of the same attributes of regular shapes.

Can I add pictures to my organisation chart?

You bet! This is a common request. Visio shapes have several properties, or attributes, that are used to add more information to shapes. In the case of an organisation chart, you might like to store information such as the contact number, department, email address etc. If you need to add a picture, you can right click on the shape, then click picture, change picture.

You can also choose Insert Picture from the Org Chart ribbon. In fact, you can even add multiple pictures to an organisation chart in one go.

What’s a Stencil?

In Visio, a stencil is a container for your shapes. Each Visio template contains at least one stencil, and many contain several stencils. When you create a file using a template, the associated stencils open automatically. For instance, if you create a new Flowchart, your file will have two stencils, Basic Flowchart shapes and Cross-Functional Flowchart shapes. Within the stencil, a process shape is used to represent a typical step in a process, while a decision shape represents a branching point.

You are not limited to the stencils associated with a template, at any time you can open other stencils to access their shapes. If you need, you can even create your own customised stencils.

What’s the difference between Visio Standard and Visio Professional?

There are several differences between the versions, but the simplest explanation is that Visio Professional has a lot more templates and stencils available to you. Most users find that the Standard version contains all the features they need.  Apart from all the features of the Standard version, Visio Professional also comprises updated styles, templates and shapes along with increased support for team collaboration such as SharePoint integration.

What if I forgot a step in my flowchart?

Don’t worry, in Visio you can simply add a new step from your stencil. Drag the shape onto the connector between the existing shapes, and Visio will automatically adjust the connectors and add the new shape into your workflow.

How do I book a course?

The easiest way is to give us a call on (03) 9999 7780 and let us take care of all the hard work. Or, you can fill in your details on our booking form.

What if I want to customise a course?

If you us need to customise a course for you we will be happy to work with you to build a training session, seminar, or whatever training mix is required to get the best outcome for your business. We will listen to your needs, and advise on the best options. Once we have a complete picture we can set up the training course and the materials to go with it.

Where to from here?

Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.

If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Microsoft Visio, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.

We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.

What’s included in the course.

You’ll find there is quite a lot included in your course. All Keystroke Learning courses come with a USB Pen loaded with your course manual and exercise files, along with a notepad so you can scribble down all those handy shortcuts.

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