Using & Formating Shapes in Visio Professional 2019

Visio Professional 2019    |    Intermediate
  • 11 videos | 39m 17s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
Visio allows learners to create several types of diagrams and graphics. Explore Visio tools that enable you to create diagrams, including shapes-the main element you will need-which you can create according to personal taste, or use Visio's predefined library of shapes, in this 11-video course, recorded in a Visio Online Plan 2 environment. Observe how to arrange shapes you have selected on your page, as needed. Then learn how to format those shapes with the addition of styles, effects, layers, and containers. The course continues by demonstrating how to reuse a data set in Visio after saving it: right-click the Shape Data pane and select Shape Data Sets. Next, observe how to create a new field from scratch by toggling Create a new set; once the field is validated, you can insert fields. If the data set is selected, leave the second option toggled, and click OK to save. To apply this data set to another shape, learners observe how to select the shape, then check the set, and click Apply.


  • Add basic shapes as well as draw a shape and add a text shape
    Add, replace, and customize shapes
    Create and personalize a stencil group
    Search for a shape to insert and save the search for later use
    Resize, group and align shapes
    Apply quick styles, fill and lines to a shape
  • Apply effects to shapes
    Create, assign and manage layers
    Connect shapes manually and automatically
    Insert and format containers
    Add shape data and shape data fields


  • 3m 7s
    You can improve your diagrams by adding shapes, which can be selected from a large catalogue of presets or can be custom-drawn by you. Once inserted, you can modify the shape and save your creation. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 44s
    Various pre-made shapes are available in the sidebar under different categories of stencils. Here, you'll see how to find the shapes you're looking for and how to organize your stencil categories. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Creating a personalized stencil group in Visio Professional 2019
    3m 37s
    With Visio, you can use the abundant stencils to create your own personal stencil group. You can then share this group with your company. You can add preset shapes, images and custom elements to your stencil groups. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Performing a shape search in Visio Professional 2019
    3m 36s
    If you're looking for a particular kind of shape, you can use the search function in the shapes sidebar. See how to find a shape and how to save your search results for later use. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Arranging shapes on a page in Visio Professional 2019
    4m 15s
    Once you've inserted shapes, you may need to modify their spacing and alignment. With Visio, you can manage the what appears in the foreground or background and how the objects relate to each other. Learn how to resize and group shapes to move them on your page. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Formatting your shapes in Visio Professional 2019
    2m 50s
    You can change the color and styles of both the interior and outline of your shapes. You can go even further by using the preset themes, including personalized Quick Styles for each theme. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Applying effects to shapes in Visio Professional 2019
    2m 35s
    You can apply very specific effects to the objects in your diagrams, including shadows, reflections, and 3D rotation. You can change the angles, distances, intensity, and colors for these effects. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using layers in Visio Professional 2019
    4m 13s
    Layers can be used to group shapes together, thereby allowing you to manage and organize them as a single entity. For example, once you have attributed a particular layer to your shapes, you can use the layer tools to quickly mask those shapes. Here you will see how to create and apply layers to the various shapes in your diagram. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Connecting items on your diagram in Visio Professional 2019
    3m 49s
    In order to create clearer diagrams, you can use connectors to indicate the relationship between items. Here you'll see how to add connections, as well as how to adjust them to your needs. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Creating a container to highlight shapes in Visio Professional 2019
    3m 26s
    In order to highlight a part of your diagram, you can create a container, which is a bit like a frame. See how to add objects to your container and format them to be eye-catching and appealing. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Using shape data in Visio Professional 2019
    4m 5s
    If you want to associate information with your shapes without adding too much text to your diagram, you can use shape data. Here you'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 you need. FREE ACCESS


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