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Learn Visio 5.0: For Users of Visio Technical and Visio Professional [Paperback]

Ralph Grabowski
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting Started
Which Visio is For You?
Starting Visio
A Guided Tour
Drawing with Visio is Better and Faster
A Brief History of Visio
About the Author
Module 1 Starting a New Drawing
Uses
Starting with a Template Drawing
Starting with a Blank Drawing
Starting with a Wizard
Procedures
Starting a New Drawing With a Template
Starting a New Drawing Without a Template
Starting a New Drawing With a Wizard
Hands-On Activity
Using a Wizard to Start a New Drawing
Module 2 Saving Files
Uses
Save As
File Properties
File Dialog Boxes
Procedures
Saving a Drawing For the First Time
Saving a Drawing After the First Time
Saving a Drawing As a Template
Hands-On Activity
Module 3 Opening Existing Drawings
Uses
Importing Non-Visio Files
Visio Drawing Viewer
Procedures
Opening a Visio Drawing
Importing a Non-Visio File
Hands-On Activity
Module 4 Setting Up Pages
Uses
Procedures
Setting the Drawing Size and Scale
Changing the Drawing Size Interactively
Creating New Layers
Changing Layer Properties
Renaming a Layer
Removing Layer Names
Creating a New Page
Moving to Another Page
Hands-On Activity
Module 5 Views, Zooms, and Pans
Uses
Procedures
Zoom In On a Detail
Return to Previous Zoom Level
Hands-On Activity
Module 6 Rulers, Grids, and Guide Lines
Uses
Procedures
Setting the Snap and Glue
Setting the Ruler and Grid
Toggling the Snap
Toggling the Glue
Creating a Guide Line
Repositioning a Guide Line
Removing a Guide Line
Creating and Removing Guide Points
Toggling the Display Of Guide Lines and Points
Toggling the Grid Display
Relocating the Ruler Origin
Hands-On Activity
Module 7 Opening Existing Stencils
Uses
Procedures
Opening a Stencil File
Adjusting the Stencil Window
Using Shape Explorer
Hands-On Activity
Module 8 Dragging Master Shapes into the
Drawing
Uses
Procedures
Hands-On Activity
Module 9 Sizing and Positioning
Uses
Procedures
Resizing the Shape
Stretching the Shape
Changing the Wall Thickness
Rotating the Shape
Free Rotating the Shape
Flipping the Shape
The Size and Position Dialog Box
Bring to Front and Send to Back
Center Drawing
Hands-On Activity
Module 10 Placing Multiple Shapes
Uses
Procedures
Making a Copy
Duplicating More Than One Copy
Making an Offset Copy (Visio Technical Only)
Hands-On Activity
Module 11 Connecting Shapes Together
Uses
Procedures
Connecting Shapes Automatically During
Dragging
Connecting Existing Shapes Automatically
Connecting Two Shapes Automatically
Connecting Shapes Manually
Adding a Connection Point
Hands-On Activity
Module 12 Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
Uses
Procedures
Cutting Text and Graphic Objects
Copying Text and Graphic Objects
Pasting Text and Graphic Objects
Paste Special
Hands-On Activity
Module 13 Formatting Shapes
Uses
Procedures
Formatting Lines
Change the Weight of Lines
Changing the Line Color
Change the Line End Cap
Selecting an Arrowhead
Rounding Corners
Applying a Fill Color and Pattern
Creating a Drop Shadow
Quick Formatting
Hands-On Activity
Module 14 Formatting Text
Uses
Procedures
Selecting All Text In a Shape
Selecting a Portion Of the Text
Selecting the Font
Changing the Size of the Text
Changing the Color of the Text
Changing the Case of the Text
Changing the Position of the Text
Changing the Language for Spell Checking
Changing the Style of the Text
Changing the Justification of a Paragraph
Changing the Indentation of a Paragraph
Changing the Spacing Within and Between Paragraphs
Changing the Vertical Alignment
Changing the Margins
Changing the Background Color
Setting the Tabs
Adding Bullets to Text
Hands-On Activity
Module 15 Creating Styles
Format Painter
Defining a Style
Applying a Style
Text Style List
Line Style List
Fill Style List
Module 16 Aligning Shapes
Uses
Procedures
Align Shapes
Distribute Shapes
Array Shapes
Hands-On Activity
Module 17 Creating Groups
Uses
Procedures
Create a Group From Shapes
Add to a Group
Remove From a Group
Disband a Group
Hands-On Activity
Module 18 Boolean Operations
Uses
Procedures
Union Operation
Combine Operation
Fragment Operation
Intersect Operation
Subtract Operation
Building a Region
Hands-On Activity
Module 19 Previewing Before Printing
Uses
Procedures
Print Preview
Hands-On Activity
Module 20 Printing Drawings
Uses
Procedures
Printing the Drawing
Hands-On Activity
Module 21 Undoing and Redoing
Uses
Procedures
Undoing an Action
Redoing an Undo
Hands-On Activity
Module 22 Help
Uses
Procedures
Hands-On Activity
Module 23 Drawing Tools
Uses
Procedures
Drawing With the Pencil Tool
Drawing With the Line Tool
Drawing With the Arc Tool
Drawing With the Rectangle Tool
Drawing With the Ellipse Tool
Hands-On Activity
Module 24 Placing Text and Fields
Uses
Procedures
Placing Text
Inserting a Text Field
Hands-On Activity
Module 25 Spelling
Uses
Procedures
Check Spelling
Hands-On Activity
Module 26 Finding and Replacing Text
Uses
Procedures
Finding Text
Replacing Text
Hands-On Activity
Module 27 Dimensioning
Uses
Procedures
Horizontal Dimensions
Vertical Dimensions
Aligned Dimensions
Angular Dimensions
Radius Dimensions
Diameter Dimensions
Hands-On Activity
Module 28 Inserting Objects
Uses
Procedures
Inserting a Picture
Applying the Crop Tool
Insert a New Object
Inserting an Object From a File
Placing a Linked Object
Editing an Object
Updating a Linked Object
Module 29 Exporting Drawings
Uses
Procedures
Export to AI
Export to BMP or DIB
Export to CGM
Export to EPS and PS
Export to EMF
Export to GIF
Export to IGES
Export to JPEG
Export to PICT
Export to PCX
Export to PNG
Export to TIFF
Export to WMF
Hands-On Activity
Module 30 Special Selections
Uses
Procedures
Using Select Special
Hands-On Activity
Module 31 Running Macros
Uses
Procedure
How to Run a Macro
Hands-On Activity
Module 32 Double-Clicking the Mouse Button
Uses
Procedures
Hands-On Activity
Module 33 Behavior
Uses
Procedures
Changing a Shape's Behavior
Specifying Special Data
Hands-On Activity
Module 34 Custom Properties
Uses
Procedures
Editing a Shape's Custom Properties
Editing Custom Property Fields
Summarizing Custom Property Data
Module 35 Internet Tools
Uses
Procedures
Add a Hyperlink to a Shape
Editing a Hyperlink
Jumping to a Hyperlink
Exporting to an HTML File
Hands-On Activity
Module 36 Mapping a Web Site
Uses
Procedures
Create a Web Site Drawing
Mapping a Web Site

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