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Use Visio drawings in presentations, documents, and publications

Conceptual representation of adding drawings to other files
Learn how to add Microsoft Office Visio drawings to files that you create using Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher so that you'll always get exactly the results you want.

About this course

This course includes:

  • 5 self-paced lessons and 4 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 be able to:

  • Know when and how to use each of the three methods for adding Visio drawings to presentations, documents, and publications.
  • Add a Visio drawing to a PowerPoint slide and edit it to suit your presentation.
  • Add a Visio drawing to a Word document, reposition and resize the drawing, and add a caption.
  • Add a Visio drawing to a publication created in Publisher; move, resize, and recolor it; and add a caption.

You've created a flowchart, organization chart, network diagram, or building space plan with Visio. Now you want to add the drawing to a presentation, document, or publication that you intend to share with colleagues or customers.

So what do you do? Most likely, because it's a method you're familiar with, you copy the drawing in Visio and paste it into the destination file.

Copy and paste will work, but it may not always get you exactly the results you want. In this course, you'll learn three different methods for adding drawings to destination files, and the pros and cons of each.

Read on for more information, and then click Next to start the first lesson.

Before you begin     You don't necessarily have to complete all five lessons. The first two introduce the three methods for adding drawings and describe how to use them, so you'll want to go through both of those. Lessons 3, 4, and 5 each focus on a different program (PowerPoint, Word, and Publisher), so you might want to choose the lesson for the type of file you most frequently add drawings to.

Note     You must have Visio installed to complete the practice sessions for the course.

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