Blue Pecan provides in house Visio training at your business premises. Over 10 successful years delivering onsite Microsoft Office training to our customers!

We cover the Home Counties and London including Oxfordshire, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Dorset, Essex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire.

We can cover any version of Visio including Visio 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.

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You can ask us to deliver one of our published Excel training outlines or opt for a tailored course. We can also incorporate your working files to make the training as relevant as possible.

Our courses are compatible with any version of Excel including Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007.

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Visio Course Outline

Our one day Microsoft Visio training course gives you are great overview of Visio features as well as letting you specify particular types of drawings that you are interested in learning about.  Visio allows you to create many different types of drawings including flowcharts, organisation charts and floor plans: we can tailor the course to reflect your usage of the software.

Customising the Visio Interface

  • Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customising the Ribbon
  • Exporting/importing your customisations

Creating Drawings

  • Template categories
  • Creating a new drawing based on a template
  • Template stencils
  • Pan and Zoom Window
  • Drawing pages
  • Applying a theme

Visio Shapes

  • Working with stencils
  • Creating custom stencils and add shapes to them
  • Searching for shapes
  • Visio Extras
  • Adding shapes to a drawing
  • One and two dimensional shapes
  • Working with shapes – moving, copying, resizing etc
  • Editing Master shapes
  • Shape properties
    • viewing and entering shape properties
    • adding custom properties
    • editing custom properties
  • Auto align and space shapes
  • Container shapes
  • Callout shapes
  • Inserting fields into shapes

Adding Text to Shapes

  • Using the text block
  • Freestanding text
  • Copying text from other applications
  • Formatting text

Connecting Shapes

  • Automatically connecting shapes as they added to a drawing
  • Connecting shapes that have already been added to a drawing
  • Connecting new shapes to existing shapes
  • Auto adjust shapes as new shapes are added or delete
  • Editing connection points
  • Glue types – point to point and shape to shape
  • Formating the way connectors appear
  • Formatting jump lines

Measurement and Placement Tools

  • Drawing grid
  • Dynamic grid
  • Drawing scales
  • Snap and glue tools
  • Guides and guide points

Visio Pages

  • Changing page orientation
  • Setting the page size
  • Rotating a page
  • Adding, deleting, reordering and naming pages in a drawing
  • Viewing a drawing full screen
  • Page backgrounds


  • Viewing layer information
  • Adding/removing layers
  • Hiding a layer
  • Assigning shapes to a layer
  • Locking a layer
  • Applying a colour to a layer
  • Printing a layer


  • Headers and Footers
  • Gridlines
  • Part of drawing
  • Adjusting scale

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