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Link data to diagrams II: Data graphics

Shapes for departments, each with a data bar and a data speedometer

Flowchart with data graphics.

When you import data into a Visio diagram, you want it be useful and look good. Here are some examples of useful data presented attractively in a diagram. Notice that the data bars tell you how many orders are pending in each department. But look at those speedometers, too; now you can see how long each process takes. And it looks like there may be a problem with that packaging department. It's taking more time to pack products than it is to manufacture them!

To add cool dashboard-like effects for your shape data, you'll want to master data graphics like these. Click Next to learn just what a data graphic is.

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