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Enliten IT’s Introduction to Microsoft Visio courses will give you the necessary skills required to create all sorts of business and technical diagrams (e.g. Organisation charts, Network diagrams and Business processes) to convey complex information clearly and concisely.

We train on ALL versions of Microsoft Visio: MS Visio 2021, and older versions!

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Microsoft Visio 2021 Introduction course

1 day

This Microsoft Visio 2021 Introduction course provides practical guidance on how to create a range of business and technical diagrams and layouts.  You will learn the concepts of creating various floor plans, flow charts, ideas, processes, maps etc. using Microsoft’s extensive shapes, themes and gallery's to manipulate diagrams and make information easier to comprehend.

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What will you learn?

At the end of this Microsoft Visio 2021 Introduction course delegates will be able to create, format and prints a wide range of professional looking visual diagrams.


Users new to Visio or those who have to create a range of diagrams and drawings such as flowcharts, business diagrams, drawings, office floor plans, organisation charts etc.

Course Contents


  • The Visio interface
  • Starting Diagrams
  • Templates & Stencils/Shapes/Quick Styles
  • Zoom and Pan

Creating Diagrams

  • Stencils – Floating and docking stencils
  • Page layout
  • Using Diagrams & backgrounds
  • Guides, Rulers, Snap To, Auto Size, Auto Connect on/off
  • Connection points, Universal connector

Basic Shapes and Text

  • Using & Formatting shapes
  • Glue, Align, Distribute, Group/Ungroup
  • Shape text, Add text to shapes
  • Text boxes & Formatting text & Connectors
  • Graphic legends


  • Pointer, Text, Rotate
  • Connector & Connection point tools

Diagram Types – Creating and Formatting

  • Flowcharts
  • Organisation charts – Manual & Excel Quick Import
  • Office layouts
  • Network Diagrams
  • Others

Drawing Objects and Layers

  • Drawing objects
  • Text on objects
  • Using layers
  • Creating, Viewing, Formatting layers
  • Adding objects & Colours
  • Distributing & Aligning Objects
  • Scaling and Re-sizing objects

Creating pages

  • Foreground and background pages
  • Navigating pages
  • Using Borders
  • Hyperlinks
  • Links to other pages
  • Multi-page drawings


  • Using Swimlanes
  • Change shape function
  • Shape effects – The Shapesheet
  • Creating Styles and custom Stencils
  • Creating a Template file & Custom master


  • Print preview and parameters
  • Scaling and measurement units
  • Centre and Copy drawings
  • To PDF

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.  These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof.


No prior knowledge of Microsoft Visio is assumed.

Additional Information

NOTE:  We only offer this Microsoft Visio 2021 Introduction course on a private in-house basis.