Microsoft Visio 2016 – Level 2

Duration: 1 day

In Microsoft Visio 2016 - Level 1, you learned the basic skills needed to create and modify various Visio drawings. In Microsoft Visio 2016 - Level 2, you will learn about more advanced features—making you a more efficient and effective Visio user.

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in this course, you will examine advanced features to make you more efficient and effective. 

You will: 

  • Design advanced plans and diagrams. 
  • Enhance the look of drawings. 
  • Create shapes, stencils, and templates. 
  • Connect drawings to external data. 
  • Leverage development tools. 
  • Share drawings. 
  • Use diagram standards (optional). 

Designing Advanced Plans and Diagrams 

  • Create a Microsoft Account and Log in to Visio 
  • Build Advanced Plans 
  • Build Advanced Diagrams 
  • Enhancing the Look of Drawings 
  • Use 3-D Shapes 
  • Work with Shape Styles 
  • Define Shape Styles 
  • Apply Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles 

Working with Custom Shapes, Stencils, and Templates 

  • Create Simple Custom Shapes 
  • Create Custom Stencils 
  • Create Custom Templates 

Connecting Drawings to External Data 

Make an Organization Chart from an Excel Spreadsheet 


  • Generate a Pivot Diagram from an Excel Spreadsheet 
  • Create a Gantt Chart from a Project File 
  • Create a Timeline from a Project File 
  • Connect a Map to an Access Database 


Leveraging Development Tools 

  • Create Macros 
  • Modify ShapeSheets 
  • Build Advanced Shapes 

Sharing Drawings 

  • Save and Share Drawings with OneDrive 
  • Review Drawings 
  • Insert Drawings into Other Office Files 
  • Export Drawings 
  • Print Drawings 

Target audience

The target student for this course is a graphic designer, subject matter specialist, or other knowledge worker with basic Microsoft Visio 2016 skills (such as creating basic workflows and other diagrams) who needs to use Visio to create complex graphics and illustrations (such as floor plans, custom maps, and scientific illustrations) that may be linked to external data sources and may be inserted into other Microsoft Office files.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have the ability to create basic workflows and other common diagram types in Visio. You can obtain this level of knowledge and skills by taking the following Advantage Caribbean Institute course: 

  • Microsoft Visio 2016: Level 1 

This course includes activities that involve using software such as Excel, Access, and Project. While the listed courses are not mandatory, you can still benefit by taking the following courses to gain an understanding of the basics of the software used with Visio in this course: 

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 - Level 1 
  • Microsoft Access 2016 - Level 1 
  • Microsoft Project 2016 - Level 

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