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"Mastering Data Visualization with Microsoft Visio Professional 2016"

Master the art of presenting information visually using Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 and Visio Pro for Office365

Microsoft Visio Professional is a data visualization application that is used by many different market sectors and many different departments to represent information visually, from network infrastructure to organization charts, and from process diagrams to office layouts. The book starts off with a brief introduction to Visio Professional 2016 and then moves on to data storage, linking data to shapes, and working with SQL Server Access, Excel, and SharePoint. Then we’ll cover topics such as refreshing data, working with geographical data, working with various graphics, and diagrams, and more. Finally, you’ll find out how to deploy custom stencils, templates, and code.

Who this book is written for:

This book is aimed at the departmental-level operational or business intelligence professional or Microsoft Office power-user who wants to create data diagrams with Microsoft Visio that can accurately represent business information visually.

What you will learn from this book:

  • Understand the evolution of data linking in Visio and learn about its latest features
  • Add external data from a variety of data sources
  • Represent information with data graphics data from structured diagrams
  • Create custom data-like shapes and export
  • Present information graphics to non-Visio users
  • Use the pivot diagram add-on to create a base diagram superimposable with refreshable, linked data
  • Navigate external data and add data-linked shapes to Visio documents, and connect and add them to containers
  • Automate visualizations from data and develop custom templates and code for others

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Data within Visio Essentials

Chapter 2. Understanding How Data is Stored within Visio

Chapter 3. Linking Data to Shapes

Chapter 4. Using the Built-In Data Graphics

Chapter 5. Using the Pivot Diagram Add-On

Chapter 6. Creating Custom Master Shapes

Chapter 7. Creating Custom Data Graphics

Chapter 8. Validating and Extracting Information

Chapter 9. Automating Structured Diagrams

Chapter 10. Sharing Data Diagrams

Chapter 11. Choosing a Deployment Methodology


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