Adding Data to Diagrams in Visio 2013 for Windows

Visio 2013 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
  • 4 videos | 23m 49s
In many cases, you'll want to associate data to your Visio diagrams. Explore different ways to add information to your shapes, and discover how to import data as either an object or a link.


  • Use shape data in visio 2013
    Add information to the shapes in your diagram
  • Import shape data into your visio chart
    Insert an object into visio 2013 documents


  • 6m 7s
    If you'd like to associate information with your shapes without adding too much text to your diagram, you can use shape data. Together we'll see how to modify shape data for a stencil shape, as well as how to create a shape data set for a shape you have created yourself. Once you've created the shape data set, you'll be able to reuse it as often as necessary. FREE ACCESS
  • 5m 18s
    If you'd like to include additional information in your diagram, you can create tips that pop up when you hover with your mouse. You can also add bubbles of text, callouts, that elucidate the shapes. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Importing Shape Data in Visio 2013 for Windows
    7m 28s
    You can import data from a different file into your Visio chart. To do this, you'll have to link the data to the shapes in your diagram. We'll see how to select the information you'd like to include, and once the data is linked, you can make changes to the original file that will be automatically updated in Visio. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Inserting an object in Visio 2013 for Windows
    4m 57s
    You can insert a file directly into your Visio 2013 document, and any changes you make to that file will be automatically updated. We'll see how to insert your object as a link or as an image. FREE ACCESS