Link data to diagrams III: Position your data graphics

Moving data graphic
When you use data graphics in Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007, they give the data in your diagram a strong visual payoff. But you need to know something else: how to position them so that they don't crowd the page.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Office Visio Professional 2007.
  • 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:

  • Change the position of data graphics for just some shapes or for all shapes on the page.
  • Identify and solve crowding problems.

Before you begin

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with how to link data to a diagram, and you should know how add data graphics to shapes. Or you should take these courses:

Link data to diagrams II: Data graphics explained how to use data graphics to show your data effectively. But you may need to fine-tune your data graphics. One way to do that is to place them on the page the way you want — without settling for their default positions. Also, data graphics can crowd the page, so repositioning them can make the diagram easier to read.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.