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Using Microsoft Visio 2010 [Kindle Edition]

Chris Roth
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Using Microsoft Visio 2010

 

Get comfortable with Microsoft Visio 2010, the latest version of Microsoft Visio. Don’t just read about it: see it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection—no books to carry, updated content, and all the benefits of video and audio learning.

 

LEARN FAST, LEARN EASY, USING WEB, VIDEO, AND AUDIO

 

Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see

 

Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts

 

 



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From the Back Cover

Using Microsoft Visio 2010

 

Get comfortable with Microsoft Visio 2010, the latest version of Microsoft Visio. Don’t just read about it: see it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection—no books to carry, updated content, and all the benefits of video and audio learning.

 

LEARN FAST, LEARN EASY, USING WEB, VIDEO, AND AUDIO

 

Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see

 

Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts

 

About the Author

Chris Roth has always enjoyed creating pictures of any kind and absolutely enjoys the combination of computer technology with graphics. He has been working with Visio since The Beginning in 1992, when he was part of the Visio 1.0 team at then-extant Visio Corporation. Since then, he’s continuously been busy helping customers incorporate diagrams, drawings, and visualizations into their daily business and to develop custom graphical solutions based on Visio.

 

A Microsoft Visio MVP since 2002, he has presented sessions at several Visio conferences and has written more than 250 articles about Visio for his “Visio Guy” website (www.visguy.com), which he launched in 2006.

 

Originally from Seattle, he currently lives with his wife and baby daughter in Munich, Germany. Away from family, laptop, and relaxing Bavarian beer gardens, he plays trombone with the TT Orchestra and the wind ensemble Pullacher Blasmusik.

 


Product Details

  • File Size: 7292 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054RF6DK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you'll ever need for Visio 2010 September 12, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Full Disclosure: I am an acquaintance of the author. Indeed, the book even mentions me on page 323. Take that into account when reading this review.

My background: I have used Visio extensively for 10 years and continue use it *every day* in my work at Microsoft. My knowledge of this application is in the areas of end-user productivity, making visually-compelling diagrams, and driving the application via code (C#, IronPython, VBA, etc.).

Summary:
This book is the only resource either in print or online that I feel clearly communicates to a *normal person* how to use Visio's features. It gives insight that only someone who deeply uses the application can provide.

The fundamental strength of this book is that it will *save you time*. It provides in one place the hard-won knowledge that would otherwise only be available through much time, trial-and-error, and confusion. For example, consider section 6.2. This section describes how to quickly format a table of boxes. Creating a table the standard way would require much dragging and dropping of shapes and tedious formatting and re-typing. Section 6.2 shows hows a technique to perform the task in much less time. In the process of learning this simple task, you'll learn techniques that will make you more productive with all of your other diagrams. This is just one tiny example. The book has many similar sections that describe a variety of situations you'll encounter in your day-to-day use of Visio.

What surprised me: Although though I am considered an "expert" user of Visio in Microsoft, I still found much to learn in the book. The author's knowledge about the application is truly deep.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The art of using Visio December 19, 2011
By Scott
Format:Kindle Edition
Chris Roth starts his book with a really excellent review of what Visio is and what it can do. He's also clear about the things it doesn't do well, which is very helpful. He uses creative examples throughout the book, showing you some things you'd expect to find (flowcharts, network diagrams) and some things that will surprise you (a circular array of arrows, printing "contact sheets" from Visio pages).

One of my favorite illustrations? Figure 4.7 is probably the best and most creative way I've seen to visualize the difference between dynamic and point-to-point glue.

While I respectfully disagree with Saveen Reddy's review in which he says that this is the only book about Visio you'll need (see obvious reason below!), you will not go wrong buying this book.

Scott Helmers
author of "Visio 2010 Step by Step"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book looks good - but no support for videos from Que August 28, 2012
By robnp
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for two reasons. First: Chris Roth is the ultimate source for everything Visio. The book alone is worth every penny at twice the price.

The second reason was the videos. I am pressed for time and looking at the video re-enforces the book and vice versa. The Que mechanism to get to the videos is broken and their customer assistance system is broken, flawed or both. I have received only automated replies from them and no assistance. So I will certainly enjoy the book - but I doubt I will bother with Que again on the basis of any promised Internet extras. Pity, because I have bought a lot of Que books over the years. But in future, if I want the videos and they are not on a DVD in the back of the book, I doubt Que will get my dollars again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book May 19, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What I like most about this book is two things. 1. The author takes you by the hand and walks you through each process. After he gets done explaining how a task is accomplished he has a section called "Let me try it". Where he walks you through each step so you can get your hands dirty and try it yourself. 2. The other thing I like is that he has a video library on the web where you can log in and watch Chris go through the process.

I've bought a lot of books over the years and this one, for me is by far the best teaching book I have come across. If you are new to Visio I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
"Using Microsoft Visio 2010" is one of those rare books in the tech world that actually teaches you things. Many books provide information. Others work as references. Chris Roth, aka The Visio Guy, has provided a text that lets me see new ways to better accomplish what I want to do.

[Note: Although I have complete access to the supplementary files, which were much to hard to access — shame on you, Que Publishing! — an completely awesome once I got them, this review is about the text alone. The supplementals are nice but you don't need them: it's that good.]

The book shows you how to accomplish tasks in Visio that you might not have even thought of doing. I started using Visio when version 1 was in beta (a long time ago) and I've used it to create UML, build cross-fuctional business processes and get ISO 9001 certification for my client. Chris Roth's "Using Microsoft Visio 2010" suggested new ways to do things with Visio that I hadn't even imagined I could do. It's like I had been using Word as a typewriter and suddenly learned how to do real word processing with templates and everything. After using Visio for 20 years, Chris Roth showed me how to be really productive with it.

I had to create short flowcharts for ~1400 collections of business rules. Roth's clear guidance in "Using Microsoft Visio 2010" showed me how to accomplish it the way I thought, -and- suggested a much better way to do it. I was able automate the creation of these diagrams using his suggested techniques (linking to an external Excel data source to a customized process stencil), the Macro recorder and some hints online about VBA. Now that's productivity!

I'm also a technical writer from time to time, and I'm pretty picky in my procedures.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Book
Like the connection with the video tutorials via "USING" web services. Somewhat tricky to log-on and not sign up for their other services, but can be done.
Published 2 months ago by BillW
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
Very informative - well laid out - excellent reference on the advanced features in a very user-friendly format - nicely done
Published 5 months ago by Papajoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Possibly Made my Project Come to Life
First and foremost, I would like to thank Chris for publishing this book as well as its accompanying video tutorials. Read more
Published 11 months ago by New to Visio
1.0 out of 5 stars Not suited to Kindle Format
Unfortunately I can't really give a comprehensive criticism of this book as I purchased the Kindle version and it is essentially useless. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brendan Boyce
5.0 out of 5 stars This book got me up and running in Visio 2010
I used Visio for the first time 1 year ago and fumbled my way around until I was tasked with a huge Visio graphic standardization and training project across several departments. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Denise Correia
5.0 out of 5 stars A ton of information in a small amount of space
This book does a great job of making the end user aware of all the things Visio 2010 can do and giving direction to getting started on different types of drawings and tasks. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joe Tauser
1.0 out of 5 stars Crappiest product ever
This guys is using this product to sell his websites . I dont know why I should have to log on to a site in order to use a book I already paid for . I wish I could return. Read more
Published 13 months ago by LA
2.0 out of 5 stars Using Microsoft Visio 2010 by Chris Roth
This book promises online video support free with the purchase. The link to "quepublishing" they give doesn't link to anywhere. It's a scam and a ripoff. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dan
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible book for my needs
I had high hopes as I was looking for a basic Visio book like a Microsoft 'Plain & Simple' series. The step by steps for a task in the book are like - 1. click this blah blah 2. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jong Lee
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Chris Roth has always enjoyed creating pictures of any kind, and absolutely enjoys the combination of computer technology and graphics. He has been working with Visio since The Beginning in 1992, where he was part of the Visio 1.0 team at then-extant Visio Corporation. Since then, he's been continuously busy helping customers to incorporate diagrams, drawings and visualizations into their daily business, and to develop custom graphical solutions based on Visio.

A Microsoft Visio MVP since 2002, he has presented sessions at several Visio conferences, and has written over 250 articles about Visio for his "Visio Guy" website (www.visguy.com), which he launched in 2006.

Originally from Seattle, he currently lives with his wife and baby daughter in Munich, Germany. Away from family, laptop and lovely Bavarian beer gardens, he plays trombone with the ESME Orchestra & Big Band and the wind ensemble Pullacher Blasmusik.

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