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Office Visio

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon3372, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Is it fairly self-explanatory?
    Never used it before - I need to learn how to use it by Friday [​IMG]
    Tomorrow is a bank holiday here - will I regret even trying the bleddy application? (No way am I looking at it tonight, had the day from hell already).
  2. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Not a clue, I'm afraid! Sorry. [​IMG]
  3. [​IMG]
    Damn auditors in (again! God, we have internal audits, external audits, supplier and client audits, it never *** ends) and they want a flow chart of processes and my boss is not there and the templates I have to use (corporate identity and all that jazz) are Visio.

  4. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    It never rains but it pours. I know the feeling!
  5. ah well - google is my friend. I really can't be fann.ied looking. I really don't want to.
  6. Don't use it

    But if it is Office then it will be intuitive

  7. ah.
    Like a smart phone. It took me months to realise what that meant. I didn't actually realise you could actually touch the screen to do things.
    Tee hee.
  8. ahhhhh [​IMG]
  9. [​IMG]
    New fangled phones - a bain for me.
    Have had a google - doesn't seem toooooooooooooooo complicated. Fingers crossed.
    Nothing like working under pressure.
    *starts to sing the Bowie/Mercury song*
  10. Yes, it's pretty straightforward. There are templates to use if you are starting your own new Visio project although starting from scratch is easy enough. Like any other sort of software, the more time you spend with it the more you get out of it - I suppose you don't have to be a complete expert by Friday? (!)
    If I can use it then it really can't be too difficult. [ Poeme PhD in Technophobia ]
  11. Thanks for the reassurance, Poeme.
    No, not a complete expert by Friday - just have to get this damned stuff ready for the audit (which I found out about at 18.00h today).

  12. psssst - and I am not supposed to know about the audit.
    I was given a tip off - from someone who is now owed a big favour by me [​IMG]
  13. Nice one!
  14. It's really simple, you should be able to get to grips with it in an hour or so. It's a case of 'drag and drop'. If you have the 2007 version, make sure you've got the basic flowchart shapes you need in the area on the left - things like rectangles for processes e.g. complete form XYZ, and diamond shapes for decisions e.g. is item in stock? Then you'd have a yes box and a no box and so on. Select the shape you want, drag it onto the work area. You can type in it, and if you want to connect it to another box, use the connecting arrow tool (think its on the top toolbar, it's been 6 months since I last used it!). You can make it as complex or simple as you like by using the more specialised shapes eg shadow boxes to mean....er...something I've forgotten, sorry! It's kind of like fuzzy felt. Hope this helps :)
  15. Thanks - I have the 2010 version.
    Believe me - I will be keeping it as simple as possible!
    Great tips though - thank you very much. I appreciate it.


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