The arrival of Office 2010 was significant from the point of view that for the first time, all of the components of Office, including Visio 2010 and Publisher 2010 featured the new Fluent interface which, of course, included the Ribbon.
[br]A number of less-familiar applications within the suite of programs, including Microsoft Project 2010, were also given this makeover and this has caused some confusion for many existing users. This series of Visio 2010 tutorials aims to dispel some of the myths of this version of Visio and to provide first-hand examples of how to accomplish everyday task using Visio 2010.
Visio 2010 is different
The Fluent interface has now become the standard for all Office programs. This graphical layout does away with nested menus and toolbars, and by placing most controls within easy reach enhances the user experience and enables quick acclimatization.
Some advantages of switching to Visio 2010
- It has a better design
- It is well laid out
- Visio 2010 has an intuitive interface
- It interacts seamlessly with other Office 2010 products
- The new File menu – or Backstage View in Visio 2010 terms – contains a lot more information
- Visio 2010 features a new QuickShapes menu
- New automatic functions include AutoAdd, AutoConnect, AutoDelete and AutoAlign
- The new AutoSpace feature automatically extends the drawing page for you
- Visio 2010 integrates with SharePoint Server
TIP: Getting used to Visio is actually easier if you have never used it before – like most things, if you are used to using something that then changes it can cause more problems than if you have never used it previously.
Visio 2010 is better looking!
With Visio 2010, the beauty is not just skin deep – Microsoft has added a host of new functionality to the popular diagramming and drawing software which these tutorial videos will explore over time.
This short presentation introduces some of these concepts: