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If Visio 2003 can do it, you can do it, too...
Whether youre designing a network, a business model, or an office building, Visio 2003 helps you transform your vision into something tangible. This comprehensive reference teaches you to use this powerful combination of simple concepts and straightforward tools. Youll discover new features of Visio 2003; how to integrate Visio drawings into other applications; how to use and customize specialized templates, stencils, and shapes; how Visio works with Office 2003 and AutoCAD®; and much more.
Inside youll find complete coverage of Visio 2003
- Learn to use the new features of both Visio Standard and Visio Professional
- Produce diagrams by creating and editing shapes and connectors, then refine them with text and formatting tools
- Dynamically update Visio drawings based on data stored in other applications
- Document flowcharts, business processes, project scheduling, and brainstorming sessions
- Explore the modeling tools available with the UML Model template and develop different types of UML diagrams
- Map existing Web sites and create conceptual diagrams
- Use Visios Space Plan template to manage facilities as well as to plan space
- Create custom collections of built-in shapes, including any youve modified and custom shapes youve developed
Provides comprehensive coverage of Visio's extensive features for technically oriented professionals.
Visio 2003 is Microsoft's diagramming software, which can be used to document the layout of a computer network, business flow processes, or even a tradeshow booth. The Visio Professional 2003 Bible provides readers with an in-depth understanding of Visio's large feature set. Beginning with a quick introduction to the intuitive interface, the book then moves into the core of the specialized stencils, shapes, and templates.
- Providing comprehensive coverage of Visio's large feature set for technical and engineering professionals, the book begins with a quick introduction to the intuitive interface
- This book quickly moves into the specialized stencils, shapes, and templates used in software and network design and documentation, engineering disciplines, and project management
- Features strong coverage of Visio's tight integration with other Microsoft Office products and as well as its interoperability with related products from other vendors, including AutoCad
- Explores how users in various fields can customize Visio with add-ons to meet their specific needs
- The author is a structural engineer and Visio user with twenty years of experience in project management
About the Author
is an author as well as a project management consultant. As a consultant, she enjoys working with different clients and the diversity of projects she experiences, from CAD systems for structural steel fabrication to speech-enabled applications for telephone service field technicians and systems to manage hydroelectric power. While she’s sometimes tough on her clients, she is a far worse taskmaster for herself.
Bonnie has written several books, including Troubleshooting Microsoft Project 2002 (Microsoft Press) and The NAIC Stock Selection Handbook (NAIC). Since August 2000 she has been writing for Better Investing magazine a monthly column called Web Watch, which delves into the use of the World Wide Web for investing and how to develop good investing habits and smart and safe computer practices.
She is well known for her clear explanations of technical topics, whether it’s the inscrutable workings of computer software or the enigma of high finance. She applies her education from MIT and Columbia University to digest technical topics and then puts her organizational skills and humor to work to present material that engages beginners and experts alike.
Her education and work experience make her the ideal author for this Visio book. With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering, she is well versed in using Visio for architecture and engineering and integrating it with CAD applications. As a project manager and consultant, she constantly applies Visio to office productivity problems. As a software project manager and application developer, she has also used Visio to document databases, software systems, and networks. As an engineer, she is fascinated with both the simplicity and power of Visio and enjoys experimenting with its customization and automation features.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Visio Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Visio.
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Drawings.
Chapter 3: Working with Visio Files.
Chapter 4: Working with Shapes.
Chapter 5: Connecting Shapes.
Chapter 6: Working with Text.
Chapter 7: Formatting Visio Elements.
Part II: Integrating Visio Drawings.
Chapter 8: Inserting, Linking, and Embedding Objects.
Chapter 9: Importing, Exporting, and Publishing Visio Data to the Web.
Chapter 10: Linking Shapes with Data.
Part III: Using Visio for Office Productivity.
Chapter 11: Collaborating with Others.
Chapter 12: Building Block Diagrams.
Chapter 13: Constructing Charts and Graphs.
Chapter 14: Working with Organization Charts.
Chapter 15: Working with Flowcharts.
Chapter 16: Documenting Business Processes.
Chapter 17: Scheduling Projects with Visio.
Chapter 18: Documenting Brainstorming Sessions.
Part IV: Using Visio in Information Technology.
Chapter 19: Modeling and Documenting Databases.
Chapter 20: Building UML Models.
Chapter 21: Building Software Development Diagrams.
Chapter 22: Mapping Web Sites.
Chapter 23: Creating Network Diagrams.
Part V: Using Visio for Architecture and Engineering.
Chapter 24: Working with Scaled Drawings.
Chapter 25: Creating Scaled Plan Drawings.
Chapter 26: Laying Out Architectural and Engineering Plans.
Chapter 27: Planning Space and Managing Facilities.
Chapter 28: Integrating CAD and Visio.
Chapter 29: Working with Engineering Drawings.
Part VI: Customizing Templates, Stencils, and Shapes.
Chapter 30: Creating and Customizing Templates.
Chapter 31: Creating and Customizing Stencils.
Chapter 32: Creating and Customizing Shapes.
Chapter 33: Customizing Shapes Using ShapeSheets.
Chapter 34: Formatting with Styles.
Chapter 35: Customizing Toolbars and Menus.
Chapter 36: Automating Visio.
Part VII: Quick Reference.
Chapter 37: Installing Visio 2003.
Chapter 38: Visio 2003 Help Resources.
Chapter 39: Additional Resources for Templates and Stencils.
Chapter 40: Keyboard Shortcuts.
Chapter 41: Template and Stencil Reference.