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"Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007"

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Get full details on the powerful features of Microsoft Office Visio 2007 inside this comprehensive volume. Written by Visio expert David Parker, Visualizing Information with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 demonstrates how to effectively visualize, explore, and communicate complex business information. Learn to use PivotDiagrams, Data Graphics, and Smart Tags, as well as link data to shapes and create meaningful Visio documents and reports. Plus, you'll get vital security information, time-saving tips, troubleshooting techniques, and downloadable macros and code samples.

Essential Skills for Database Users and Professionals:

  • Create shapes and link them to data
  • Summarize and analyze information using PivotDiagrams
  • Use Data Graphics, Smart Tags, and SmartShapes to reinforce information
  • Generate robust Excel, HTML, and XML reports
  • Create custom, reusable templates, stencils, and masters
  • Update and enhance diagrams with Reviewer's comments and markups
  • Integrate Visio diagrams with other Windows applications
  • Publish and securely distribute Visio documents and summaries
  • Extend functionality using VBA macros, add-ins, and wrapper applications

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Review of Basics

Chapter 2. Shape Data and User-Defined Cells

Chapter 3. Data Linking to Shapes

Chapter 4. Connecting Items to Each Other

Chapter 5. Summarizing Information with PivotDiagrams

Chapter 6. Database Wizard

Chapter 7. Using Data Graphics to Reinforce Information

Chapter 8. Using Smart Tags and Actions

Chapter 9. Creating Reports

Chapter 10. Themes, Backgrounds, Borders, and Titles

Chapter 11. Creating Custom Templates, Stencils, and Masters

Chapter 12. Reviewer's Comments

Chapter 13. Preparing for Publication

Chapter 14. Using Code to Enhance Functionality

Chapter 15. Document Management and Security

Chapter 16. Scenarios

Chapter 17: Epilogue


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