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Office Visio Standard 2003

Platform : Windows 2000, Windows XP
4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003 is the simple & flexible tool that documents and organizes complex ideas, processes, and systems -- and illustrates them for others!
  • It's never been easier to assemble diagrams -- just drag the pre-defined Microsoft SmartShapes symbols into the desired location
  • Generate common diagram types from all sorts of existing data, to put complex concepts, processes, and relationships into their proper context
  • Create visually rich diagrams that ive your ideas maximum impact -- then share them in workspace files on your team's SharePoint site
  • Track reviewer's comments and customize your diagram, to meet the needs of your organization
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  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 249 g
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  • ASIN: B0000AZJVM
  • Release Date: 21 Oct. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,153 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Office Visio Standard 2003 is an exceptionally flexible diagramming tool based on the concept of smart shapes. Shapes can be positioned, sized, labelled, connected and grouped to create many different diagram types. Visio comes with a number of templates, including flow charts, organisation charts and project timelines. Each template has an extensive range of appropriate shapes, so you can create professional-quality diagrams by drag-and-drop. Templates are rich, each having its own online help and sometimes dedicated menus, giving Visio the feel of a specialist package in whatever area the template covers. Diagrams can get large and complex, but this version of Visio benefits from a handy Pan and Zoom tool that presents a miniature view of the entire diagram, making it easy to navigate to the right spot and to enlarge or reduce the scale.

This is a product that works on all sorts of levels. Occasional users can easily dip into Visio and quickly create a diagram. Developers on the other hand can create new shapes using the new ShapeStudio add-on, automate diagrams with Visual Basic for Applications, or embed diagrams in other applications via the Visio ActiveX control. A free viewer enables diagrams to be shared with those who do not own the full Visio product. Office Visio Standard 2003 has new templates for documenting business processes, as well as enhancements to many of the existing templates. Tablet users can create hand-drawn shapes. There is also support for collaboration by tracking changes, or those with Windows Server 2003 can use document workspaces to enables features such as team working and change notification. The only caveat with Visio is that much hinges on the quality of the templates, so if you have a particular use in mind it is worth checking that a suitable template exists. This standard version has a limited number, while the professional version has an extended range including building plans, engineering, networking and software development. As a general-purpose diagramming tool Office Visio Standard 2003 is outstanding. --Tim Anderson

Manufacturer's Description

Block Diagrams
Business professionals can create a wide range of diagrams to assist in understanding and planning concepts, systems, and processes.
Brainstorming
A brainstorming diagram shows the interrelationships among topics in a hierarchy and can be thought of as a graphical illustration of a text outline.
Business process
Business Process diagrams provide templates and tools to create common business graphics to analyze and communicate complex systems including conceptual charts, decision trees, flow diagrams, process and procedural charts, and time and activity charts.
Charts and Graphs
The Charts and Graphs template provides ready-made shapes for graph elements and can be used to create bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, and graphs with special effects.
Marketing Charts and Diagrams
The Marketing Charts and Diagrams template can be used to create drawings for product portfolios, scope and marketing mix, product life and adoption cycles, market and resource analysis, and pricing matrices.
Flowcharts
Flowchart templates can be used to illustrate or diagram complex business or technical processes.
Maps
Directional map shapes include clearly identifiable roadways, bus lines, landmarks, bridges, trees, 3-D shapes which can be used to create easy-to-read maps and route directions.
Organization Chart
Organizational charts can be used to graphically represent relationships among people, operations, functions, and activities in organizational hierarchies. A wizard can also be used to generate organization charts from personnel data stored in data files, making it easy to keep the charts up to date.
Project Schedule
Project Schedule diagrams include everything a user needs to illustrate a project plan and timeline. Diagram templates include calendars, Gantt charts and program evaluation and review technique (PERT) charts.
Timeline
The Timeline diagram can be used to quickly create horizontal or vertical timelines that illustrate milestones and intervals over the life of a project or process. Visio timelines can display intervals of years, quarters, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

Communicate Information Clearly and Collaborate More Effectively. Share Diagrams
Shared Workspace functionality supports collaboration with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Beta 2. Visio diagrams saved on a Windows SharePoint Services workspace can be opened directly in Visio from the workspace (through a drop-down list box).
Annotate Diagrams
Visio 2003 provides a new and intuitive way to annotate diagrams. The integration of digital ink supports natural markup of existing drawings and free-sketch creation with the pen on the Tablet PC.
Review Diagrams
The Track Markup feature enables multiple people to collaborate on the same Visio diagram.
Save as Web Page
The Save as Web Page function allows Visio diagrams to be saved in several Web formats, and supplies a browser-based user interface (UI) for accessing the data behind the drawing.
Import and Export
Import and export capabilities include support for a variety of formats, such as Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and computer-assisted-design CAD.

Integrate and Automate Systems and Processes. Create Data-driven diagrams
Automatically create database diagrams from SQL Server or Access, UML software diagrams from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET projects, Web maps from live Web sites, timelines from Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Project, calendars from Microsoft Outlook, and organizational charts from Excel or Microsoft Exchange Server.
Build powerful solutions
The Visio software development kit (SDK) can help new and existing Visio developers build programs with Visio. The SDK includes extensive samples, tools, and documentation to simplify and speed up development of custom applications.
Embed Visio in line-of-business programs
The Visio ActiveX drawing control enables developers to embed and program the Visio drawing surface in custom applications. The drawing control opens up new opportunities for solution integration, making it easy to include the power of Visio in any smart client or server-based application.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9067d7f8) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x910a1aec) out of 5 stars Does everything but tie your shoelaces for you 24 July 2004
By Eric Krupin - Published on Amazon.com
I was able to turn out a complicated flowchart polished enough for professional training purposes in just two hours - despite having never used this kind of software before, and having no assistance whatsoever besides the program's own Help files. Now *that's* ease-of-use.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904f8480) out of 5 stars Great app, no ribbons 19 Jan. 2013
By E. Mirro Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought Visio 2003 for my new laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate. As far as I can tell, it works perfectly. And it doesn't have the ribbon menus that the new Visio has. I don't like the ribbons. It's working well with all my old Visio files and templates. The price is very reasonable, and no problem with registration. I'm happy with it.

Visio is a great tool for doing engineering notes. I've been using it since 1994. Draw it, think about it, revise it, and then use your professional drawing tools (schematic entry, CAD, etc.) to create the manufacturing document. It works really well for me.
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90378ba0) out of 5 stars Powerful, Versatile, Sophisticated Business Diagramming 25 Nov. 2003
By Andre Da Costa - Published on Amazon.com
Visio has always been an excellent solution for technical diagramming. Version 2003 is no exception and improves upon its predecessor with support for the web and integration with other Office applications. The program still lacks certain elements of Microsoft Office which I feel concerned about. Users are able to import Native Auto CAD drawings directly into Visio, and use the Visio tools to further customize and edit drawings to their hearts content. You can create custom stencils save them and share with other Visio users over a corporate network. You can export diagrams as a webpage so that users who don't have Visio installed locally on their machine can View diagrams through web browser at different resolutions with ease. The program enables IT Adminstrators to create Diagrams for Active Directory role outs for Windows 2000 Server and Server 2003. SQL Server or other third party database products such as Oracle and IBM DB2 can use the Visio functionality to outline a companies storage of data through active digrams that automate how data is stored and used. You can create simple project management task, and also export other Visio digrams to PowerPoint and further edit within PowerPoint or Word.Other features include searching for stencils online in the program, which makes it easy for you to find that particular diagram. Visio still lacks certain elements such as native support for WordArt. Overall, this upgrade is a must have for existing Visio 2000 or 5.0 users, but some 2002 users might not see any need for some of the functionality and might wait first to see if their diagramming and network infrastructure needs demand the new functionality and technology that Visio 2003 has to offer.
HASH(0x9062fa14) out of 5 stars Visio 2003 23 Nov. 2009
By Mr. Kenley C. Vogt - Published on Amazon.com
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I do all of my technical drawings in Visio - I have templates from Cisco Systems that this version uses for network drawings - you can't beat it! I love Visio and needed a copy for home!
HASH(0x905b29e4) out of 5 stars It's Visio and it works 12 Feb. 2014
By charles silva - Published on Amazon.com
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What more can you ask for. It's not Visio 2010, but then it isn't; but it does offer all the major graphic power that Visio has always provided.
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