Microsoft Visio 2016 Step By Step

Microsoft Press
Scott A. Helmers  
Microsoft Press
Total pages
December 2015
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This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Visio 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.

  • Get results faster with starter diagrams
  • Diagram processes, organisations, networks, and datacenters
  • Add styles, colors, and themes
  • Enhance diagrams with data-driven visualisations
  • Link to external data sources, websites, and documents
  • Add structure to diagrams with containers, lists, and callouts
  • Validate flowchart, swimlane, and BPMN diagrams
  • Collaborate and publish with Visio Services and Microsoft SharePoint 2016
  • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need


  • Easy lessons for essential tasks
  • Big full-color visuals
  • Skill-building practice files

New to this Edition

Thoroughly updated for Microsoft Visio 2016.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Create Visio diagrams
  • Chapter 1: Get started with Visio 2016
  • Chapter 2: Create diagrams 
  • Chapter 3: Manage text, shapes, and pages
  • Chapter 4: Create business process diagrams
  • Chapter 5: Create organization charts
  • Chapter 6: Add style, color, and themes
  • Chapter 7: Create network and datacenter diagrams
  • Part 2: Add data to your diagrams
  • Chapter 8: Work with shape data
  • Chapter 9: Visualize your data
  • Chapter 10: Link to external data
  • Part 3: Enhance and share diagrams
  • Chapter 11: Add and use hyperlinks 
  • Chapter 12: Print, reuse, and share diagrams
  • Chapter 13: Add structure to your diagrams
  • Chapter 14: Validate diagrams
  • Chapter 15: Collaborate and publish diagrams
  • Appendix A: Look behind the curtain
  • Appendix B: Keyboard shortcuts for Visio 
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the author


Scott A. Helmers is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Visio and is the primary Visio expert at He has helped companies create custom Visio add-ins to enhance organizational efficiency and employee productivity, and has taught thousands of people how to use technology more effectively.

He is Vice President of Product Planning and Support at the Harvard Computing Group, a software and consulting firm that helps clients understand and implement business process solutions. Scott is a co-inventor of TaskMap (, a Visio add-in that anyone can use to document and improve all of the important aspects of any business process.

Scott has worked with clients in Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Canada, and the United States on projects involving knowledge management, specification of new IT systems, process mapping and redesign, and technology training. In addition, he has been an Adjunct Professor at both Northeastern University and Boston University.

Scott is the author of three previous books:  Microsoft Visio 2013 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2013),  Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2011), and  Data Communications: A Beginner's Guide to Concepts and Technology (Prentice-Hall, 1989). He also contributed Chapter 9, 'Visio and Visio Services,' to  Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 by Norm Warren, Mariano Neto, Stacia Misner, Ivan Sanders, and Scott Helmers (Microsoft Press, 2013). Information about Scott's books is available at

When not working or spending time with his family in Andover, Massachusetts, Scott can usually be found on his bicycle or working with a local community theater company.