Intermediate Level

In this series of articles we investigate further the various ways in which Visio can be used to create clear and concise drawings and diagrams.  The articles listed here follow a more general route as many of them have been published in a general “Software” category rather than one specific to Visio.

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The articles will probably appeal to the more competent user – someone who knows their way around Visio 2007, perhaps – and cover a range of subjects including Shape connections, Layout, creating Custom Shapes, Stencils and Templates, network Diagrams, Process diagrams, Block Diagrams and Organization charts.

Many of these articles also have a corresponding tutorial, some of them two, which can be accessed from the tutorials pages of this site.  The articles will be added to in time, so please check back regularly and Bookmark this site (Ctrl+D).  If you use these articles please respect the copyright and make sure that the links back to this site are left intact.  Thanks, and enjoy!

Follow the links below to access the articles:

Changing the layout of Connected Shapes

Changing the layout of Connected Shapes

Why Create a Custom Shape?

Why create a Custom Visio Shape?

How to create a Custom Visio Shape

How to create a Custom Visio Shape

How to create a Custom Visio Stencil

How to create a Custom Visio Stencil

Why create a Custom Visio Template

Why create a Custom Visio Template

How to save a .vsd file as a Visio template

How to save a .vsd file as a Visio template

Why use a Network Diagram?

Why use a Network Diagram?

Using Organization Charts

Using Organizational Charts

Cross Functional Flowcharts

Cross Functional Flowcharts

Tracking Changes in Visio

Tracking Changes in Visio

Using Block Diagrams in Visio

Using Block Diagrams in Visio

Creating Timelines in Visio 2007

Creating Timelines in Visio 2007

Synchronizing Pages in Visio 2007

Synchronizing Pages in Visio 2007

Using Gantt Charts in Visio 2007

Using Gantt Charts in Visio 2007

Sharing a Visio diagram on the web

Sharing a Visio diagram on the web

Visualizing Diagrams with Data Graphics

Visualizing Diagrams with Data Graphics

Linking & Embedding in Visio

Linking & Embedding in Visio