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Summary:  Read book excerpts from the Packt Publishing book Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation. This book enables you to create custom validation rules for structured diagrams and increase the accuracy of your business information with Microsoft Visio Premium 2010.

Applies to: Office 2007 | Office 2010 | Visio 2010

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About the Book

Microsoft Visio 2010 Business Process Diagramming and Validation by David J. Parker, published by Packt Publishing (ISBN 1849680140, copyright 2010 by Packt Publishing, all rights reserved). Microsoft Visio 2010 is a diagramming program that uses vector graphics, which ultimately allows business professionals to explore and communicate complex information more effectively. Through various visual representations, Visio enables complicated data to be presented in a clear, communicative, and data-connected way. Therefore, productivity is increased by utilizing the wide variety of diagrams that can convey information at a glance, as data can be understood and acted upon quickly. This book enables business developers to unleash the full potential of diagram validation that Visio Premium 2010 has to offer.

You will learn the following from this book:

  • Master new Visio features that support structured diagrams and validation.

  • Learn new validation functions, including creating and modifying validation rules to verify diagram correctness.

  • Successfully implement out-of-the-box content for Visio 2010.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Visio as a diagramming tool and the Visio document structure.

  • Discover the Visio 14.0 Type Library.

  • Understand ShapeSheet functions for writing formulae in validation tests.

  • Publish custom Visio templates that enforce company diagramming standards.

  • Build a Visio add-in for increased ease when creating rules or analyzing existing rules.

  • Use the provided Rules Tools add-in to export validation rules to XML.

  • View diagrams with corresponding issues by using annotations.

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About the Author

MVP Contributor  David J. Parker is a Visio MVP and the owner of bVisual Ltd. He writes data visualization solutions, primarily using Visio and Bing Maps.

David writes a regular blog about Visio at, and he is also the author of Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007.