Office 2010 Tips – Make Quality Diagrams with Visio

Get a backstage pass to vibrant diagrams

Microsoft Visio 2010 gives you fast and easy access to a rich set of diagram templates that meet your needs. Choose the right template for the job and you’re on your way to creating a professional-looking diagram that simplifies complexity and gets everyone on the same page. Just go to Microsoft® Office Backstage™ view to get started.

Step by Step:                  

To open a Visio template

1. Click the Office button clip_image002  in the Ribbon to go to Backstage view.

2.  Click New to open a view of template categories and your recently used templates.image

3. Click a Template Category folder such as Business, Flowchart, or Network to view available diagram templates.image

4. Click Create to open the template type.

5. Start dragging pre-drawn shapes onto your diagram.

To open a new diagram based on another diagram


1. Click the Office button clip_image002[1] in the Ribbon to go to Backstage View.

2. Click New.


3. Click New from Existing and then select a Visio drawing file to serve as the template for a new diagram.