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
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Mastering Data Visualization with Microsoft Visio Professional 2016

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

ISBN 139781785882661
Paperback334 pages

Book Description

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, from process diagrams to office layouts.

Starting off with a brief introduction to Visio Professional 2016 and then moving on to data storage, linking data to shapes, and working with SQL Server to create a solid foundation. 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Data within Visio Essentials
Why use Visio for data diagramming?
The evolution of data in Visio before the Microsoft acquisition
The evolution of data in Microsoft Visio
Other significant current add-ons that use data
Sadly missed add-ons that used data
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding How Data Is Stored within Visio
A very quick introduction to data in Visio
Understanding the Visio object model
Getting to grips with the ShapeSheet
The Visio file format
Knowing how shapes relate in structured diagrams
Summary
Chapter 3: Linking Data to Shapes
A very quick introduction to importing and linking data
Creating data links to the shapes
Summary
Chapter 4: Using the Built-In Data Graphics
Displaying data with graphics
Understanding the Graphic Item types
Adding a legend
Analyzing the composition of a Data Graphic
Summary
Chapter 5: Using the Pivot Diagram Add-On
Choosing a data source
Configuring the default Data Graphics
Breaking down by category
Applying shapes to enhance legibility
Configuring the PivotDiagram options
Laying the nodes out
Overlaying linked data
Summary
Chapter 6: Creating Custom Master Shapes
Modifying the ribbon
Preparing shapes for data linking
Making graphics respond to data value changes
Sharing custom Templates, Stencils, and Masters
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating Custom Data Graphics
Understanding the structure of graphic item Masters
Modifying graphic items
Summary
Chapter 8: Validating and Extracting Information
Introducing validation rules
Getting information from data diagrams
Summary
Chapter 9: Automating Structured Diagrams
Structuring diagrams overview
Selecting a Master shape to drop
Dropping and linking shapes to data
Connecting shapes from data
Adding data-linked shapes to containers
Adding data-linked shapes to lists
Adding Callouts to shapes
Summary
Chapter 10: Sharing Data Diagrams
Thinking about sharing
Viewing Visio documents without Visio
Sharing a Visio document
Exporting a Visio document
Summary
Chapter 11: Choosing a Deployment Methodology
Sharing custom stencils
Sharing custom templates
Sharing custom code
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Add external data from a variety of data sources
  • Represent information with data graphics
  • Create custom data-like shapes
  • Export data from structured diagrams
  • Present information graphics to non-Visio users
  • Automate visualizations from data
  • Develop custom templates and code for others

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Data within Visio Essentials
Why use Visio for data diagramming?
The evolution of data in Visio before the Microsoft acquisition
The evolution of data in Microsoft Visio
Other significant current add-ons that use data
Sadly missed add-ons that used data
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding How Data Is Stored within Visio
A very quick introduction to data in Visio
Understanding the Visio object model
Getting to grips with the ShapeSheet
The Visio file format
Knowing how shapes relate in structured diagrams
Summary
Chapter 3: Linking Data to Shapes
A very quick introduction to importing and linking data
Creating data links to the shapes
Summary
Chapter 4: Using the Built-In Data Graphics
Displaying data with graphics
Understanding the Graphic Item types
Adding a legend
Analyzing the composition of a Data Graphic
Summary
Chapter 5: Using the Pivot Diagram Add-On
Choosing a data source
Configuring the default Data Graphics
Breaking down by category
Applying shapes to enhance legibility
Configuring the PivotDiagram options
Laying the nodes out
Overlaying linked data
Summary
Chapter 6: Creating Custom Master Shapes
Modifying the ribbon
Preparing shapes for data linking
Making graphics respond to data value changes
Sharing custom Templates, Stencils, and Masters
Summary
Chapter 7: Creating Custom Data Graphics
Understanding the structure of graphic item Masters
Modifying graphic items
Summary
Chapter 8: Validating and Extracting Information
Introducing validation rules
Getting information from data diagrams
Summary
Chapter 9: Automating Structured Diagrams
Structuring diagrams overview
Selecting a Master shape to drop
Dropping and linking shapes to data
Connecting shapes from data
Adding data-linked shapes to containers
Adding data-linked shapes to lists
Adding Callouts to shapes
Summary
Chapter 10: Sharing Data Diagrams
Thinking about sharing
Viewing Visio documents without Visio
Sharing a Visio document
Exporting a Visio document
Summary
Chapter 11: Choosing a Deployment Methodology
Sharing custom stencils
Sharing custom templates
Sharing custom code
Summary

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Paperback334 pages
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