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Get to know Visio

Lines and shapes
Get to know Microsoft Office Visio® 2003, the powerful diagramming software. Discover the variety of diagrams you can make, and then create your first diagram. Plus, learn important basics about shapes and stencils.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course, you will:

  • Know what Visio does and what kinds of diagrams you can make with it.
  • Know which edition of Visio 2003 you have and what that means for using it.
  • Know how to make a diagram by dragging shapes into place and connecting them.
  • Know how to zoom, resize, and add text to shapes.

You've heard it again and again. "A picture is worth a thousand words." But you have to admit: It's true. And it's truer than ever when you've got Visio on your side.

This powerful program is waiting to help you make picture-perfect diagrams. Maybe you need a flowchart, an organization chart, an office layout, or…fill in the blank. Visio is sure to come to the rescue by letting you communicate information in a powerful, visual way.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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