If you’re tired of dealing with complex information without visual representations, Visio is the tool for you. The Microsoft Office program is a “graphical and drawing application that helps you to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information.”
Transforming complicated text and tables into diagrams has never been easier, thanks to Visio’s user-friendly interface. It provides modern shapes and effective templates for working with complex fields of data and allows for a wealth of diagramming needs to boot.
By using Visio Professional 2010 or Visio Premium 2010, you can create data-connected diagrams that display data and are remarkably easy to refresh. On top of that, the diagrams help you increase productivity by simplifying how you work with the complex stuff.
Let’s stress that one again: With a host of diagram templates to work from, Visio really cuts down on time and productivity costs.
You can also share your Visio drawings and diagrams with people in their web browsers, even if they don’t have the program on their computer. Publish web drawings using Visio Services, part of SharePoint Server 2010, and render interactive diagrams that co-workers can see and manipulate if need be.
This type of team versatility is what makes Visio such a great productivity application.
Templates are made easy, too. Visio allows for you to add your own custom templates or to work with existing built-in templates with the greatest of ease. There are also a variety of Visio templates available on Office.com, so the sky’s the limit when it comes to setting up nice diagrams.
Diagrams can be saved and printed, allowing for maximum interactivity with your finished product. With Visio, just set up the data and get input on the spot before you print. Edit documents quickly and integrate diagram templates in a snap so you can wow your audience at the next presentation.
As you can tell, Visio is a remarkable application that is a more than welcome part of the MS Office 2010 suite of programs. We’ll get more in-depth in a later entry, so stay tuned!