Where training face-to-face may still not be viable, we are also offering training by videoconferencing means, usually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Do get in contact if we can help you in this way. Click for further details of upcoming sessions. We are also happy to do customised online training to meet your requirements. Contact us for further details.

We have now also resumed face-to-face training at client site.

Introductory Visio 2013 TrainingIntroductory Visio 2013 Training Courses

Our Introductory Visio 2013 training course is a one day course for people new to Microsoft Visio.

Training is given at your site in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.


This course assumes the students to have basic computing skills.

Previous familiarity with other Microsoft desktop products is an advantage.

Exploring Visio

  • Why use Visio?
  • Starting Microsoft Visio
  • Getting Started
  • Tabs and Ribbons
  • The Backstage
  • Customise the Ribbon
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Sheet Tabs
  • Save the file as a Picture
  • Close a File

Shapes and Stencils

  • Using Default Stencils
  • Open and Close Another Stencil
  • Searching for Shapes
  • The Document Stencil
  • Create a Custom Stencil
  • Add other Shapes to the Custom Stencil
  • Save and Open the Custom Stencil

Size, Align and Format Shapes

  • Selecting Shapes
  • Sizing Shapes
  • Rotate Shapes
  • Size and Rotate using the Size & Position Window
  • Navigate using the Pan & Zoom Window
  • Align Shapes
  • Distribute Shapes
  • Format Shapes
  • The Format Painter
  • Apply a Theme
  • Create a new Theme

Connecting, Snapping and Gluing

  • Connecting Shapes
  • The AutoConnect Tool
  • The Connector Tool
  • Automatically Connect Shapes
  • The Connect Shapes Tool
  • Controlling Snap and Glue

Adding Text

  • Adding Text to a Text Block
  • Moving a Text Block
  • Create a Free-Standing Text Block
  • Format Text

Create, Group and Order Shapes

  • Create Shapes
  • Order Shapes
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Removing and Adding to the Group
  • Containers

Page Setup

  • The Page Setup dialog box
  • The Print Setup tab
  • The Page Size tab
  • The Drawing Scale tab
  • The Page Properties tab
  • The Layout and Routing tab
  • The Shadows tab


  • Assigning and Creating Layers
  • Changing Layer Properties
  • Viewing and Printing of Layers

Common Specialty Drawings

  • Specialty Drawings
  • Floor Plans
  • Finding the Area of Rooms
  • Finding the Dimensions of Rooms
  • The Area and Perimeter Add-On
  • Organization Charts
  • Moving Members
  • Multiple Shapes, Change Position Type and Layout
  • Export to Excel
  • Cross Functional Flowchart
  • Brainstorming Diagrams
  • Timelines