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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013

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TRIAL

Microsoft Office Visio Professional is an office tool which is specialised on making diagrams easily for your projects.

If you are used to download the tools included in it, this free trial of the ms software won’t be a problem. But just in case the Help section will be very useful for you since it includes complete information about the program. Besides, the first time you open it you’ll find a fine tutorial.

Microsoft Office Visio Professional offers powerful solutions for diagrams. Use it for your own personal projects or for professional reasons, it will be useful for explaining your thoughts and ideas.

This Office utility offers a wide range of templates for you

If you don’t know how you should start a diagram, it offers different templates which would serve as a guideline. Then it is all yours, feel free to display your own ideas into your scheme.

The vector drawing allows you to keep an accurate sketch on your sections. It includes a feature which you can drag & drop each component to organise it the way you need tidily.

Interface and tools

The interface is very similar to other MS software, something that is not strange for usual computer users. In case you are new to this kind of programs, the visual style hides nothing, making it very intuitive in order to keep increase the program’s performance.

This software checks your diagrams to correct some possible mistakes on your projects. This Diagram Check is very useful in case there would be discordances on your drawings.

You can include hyperlinks to your flowcharts to make them more interactive with external information. Select the way you route the main ideas and add macros or include your own projects made on Microsoft Visual Basic Express.

Alternatives

There are more basic alternatives like Gantt Chart that possesses the same finalities as this software. It is similar on its functions but not in its functionality, which makes Microsoft’s one more complete.

Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2013 Features

These are the unique features of this diagramming tool:

  • Access faster to most used tools
  • Updated shapes and themes
  • Improved standards support (Unified Modeling Language 2.4)
  • SharePoint 2010 and 2013 support
  • Improved performance for touchscreen devices, something that, for example, Microsoft Office 2010 suite did not include
  • Linking options to dynamic data
  • Improved teamwork: users from the same company have the possibility of adding comments at the same time in the same flowchart
  • Office 365 or SharePoint support to share your projects to others even if they don’t have the program installed

For further information, visit the developer's site .

Conclusion

It is a diagram designer powered by CAD features and full of useful tools to make your flowcharts more attractive for your audience.

Some functions are restricted.

Pros
  • Variety of uses
  • Macros integration
  • Complete chart edition
Cons
  • Sometimes it is tricky to use

USER REVIEWS

BEAUTIFY YOUR OFFICE AND WORLD DIAGRAM USING MICROSOFT OFFICE VISIO PROFESSIONAL 2013

By Jackson Asumbi

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Diagrams are one way of representing information and analyzing data. Charts and diagram are very useful especially if comparisons and trends are anything to achieve. Just like words, information in diagrams needs to be neat. It’s one of the rare feats to achieve especially before but now it’s very easy to have wonderful diagrams. This is after the introduction of the Microsoft Office Visio professional 2013.This product is an office developed by IT giant Microsoft too mainly developed for making diagrams.

This software once installed is very easy to use. It comes with tutorials which are very useful for beginners. It also has a different template which gives user guidelines on how to go about creating diagrams. Additionally it comes with a similar interface like all other Microsoft software so if the user has used the same before it’s easy to use this application. This software has a Diagram Check which checks the users diagram to correct possible mistakes making its usage easier.

Pros

  • • Just like all MS software’s it has a user friendly interface
  • • Has the Diagram checks for checking possible errors
  • • It’s very easy to access

Cons

  • • Only compatible with MS operating system
  • one nedds to have sxperience about MS softwares to use it.
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A PROFESSIONAL TOOL BY MICROSOFT FOR CREATING DIAGRAMS FOR DESIRED PURPOSES

By Hande Njr

On Thursday, September 18, 2014

This is an application under the Microsoft office group of applications that has been tailor made specifically for making diagrams for projects. A lot of project managers use this tool in their work, the ability to make bulk work be simple and presented in diagrams that offer quick comprehension even to people who are not conversant with a certain line of professional work has been made possible with this application. It simply works through creating and editing of templates that are in different shapes and styles. If you have used PowerPoint you have had a little experience on a lower scale of what Visio 2013 offers to users.Thus the templates make work easy. It has the provision of having multiple people working on different component of a much complex diagram that can eventually be put together to give the final product to be used for various professional work. It has great themes and effects, plus you can share your diagrams with other people who are not using Visio and they can give their views on the diagram so long as you are on a sharepoint server. This application runs on windows 7, 8 and windows server 2008 R2 or server 2012 with a 1GHz processor and a minimum 1 GB ram on 32 bit or 2 GB on 64 bit. There should be at least 2 GB free on your hard disk.

Pros

  • It has been tailor made specifically for making diagrams for projects.
  • It has the provision of having multiple people working on one project.

Cons

  • You must have microsoft knowledge to use it.
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Simple, but Professional and Flexible Diagrams with Easy to Understand Information and Data

By Maria Bernabe

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Visio 2013 features a redesigned program to help its users create more intuitive diagrams. It includes fresh and updated stencils and shapes, and improved themes and effects. It has a coauthoring feature for easier teamwork. It makes your diagrams dynamic by linking real-time data to shapes. You can then share your work with others on browser-based SharePoint, a Visio Service.

MS Visio Professional 2013 includes all functions of Visio Standard 2013. Aside from the updated shapes, it also has modernized styles and templates. Modernized stencils are adapted for engineering and business diagrams. It also includes process diagrams that include Business Process Models, floor plans and maps, database and software diagrams, and network diagrams. You can rapidly capture a flowchart, map a network, build a chart, document business processes, or draw floor plans. Team collaboration is also better as it includes the ability to allow several people to cooperate on one diagram simultaneously.

Pros

  • Can create dynamic and modern diagrams
  • Provides a better team collaboration

Cons

  • Requires technical knowledge of various Microsoft software
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