Introduction to Diagramming with Microsoft Visio

Now let’s title the drawing. Click the Borders and Titles stencil. Zoom out to see the whole Page. Drag the Border graphic 1 anywhere on the page at all. Visio automatically resizes and positions it to match your page! Since it’s still selected, just type the title “My Data Flow”. Once again, Visio zooms in so you can read your text, then zooms out again when you press Esc to finish. You may have noticed the automatically inserted date – it’s the last edit date (i.e. the date you last pressed the Save button).

Speaking of which, it’s time to save. Click the Save button.

Give the file a name and click Save. There’s one more step though – filling out the optional file properties. It’s a good thing.

Click OK and you’re done! Print it, frame it, do whatever you do for those first-time achievements. Next time, we talk about glue and create a couple of network diagrams. See you then!

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