REVIEWS - Microsoft Visio Professional 2007[OLD VERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating4.0 out of 5Product FeatureSoftware makes it easy for IT and businessqprofessionals to visualize, explore, andcommunicate complex informationOffers advanced functionality, such as dataqconnectivity and visualization features, that VisioStandard 2007 does notProvides a wide range of templates,qIncluding business process flowcharts, networkqdiagrams, workflow diagrams, database models,and software diagramsGives you the option of saving your diagrams asqWeb pages complete with navigation controlsA shape data viewer, reports, choice of imageqformat, and style sheet optionsRead moreqProduct DescriptionVISIO PRO 2007 WIN32 ENGLISH CD Read moreProduct DescriptionMicrosoft Office Visio Professional 2007 makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore,and communicate complex information. This software transforms complicated text and tables that are hard tounderstand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance. When information is extremelycomplex, you run the risk of alienating and confusing members of your business team. Thats why Visio 2007gives you a new way to present complicated data so that everyone can absorb and understand it. Instead ofstatic pictures, you can create data-connected Visio diagrams that display data, are easy to refresh, anddramatically increase your productivity.
Using Office Visio 2007, create professional-looking diagrams that communicate a wealth of information you canshare with a broad audience. View larger.Use the wide variety of available diagrams to understand, act on, and share information about organizationalsystems, resources, and processes throughout your enterprise. Put simply, Visio diagrams maximize the impactof important business information in ways words and numbers alone never could.Two Stand-Alone EditionsVisio 2007 is available in two stand-alone editions: Office Visio Professional and Office Visio Standard. VisioStandard 2007 has the same basic functionality as Visio Professional 2007 and includes a subset of its featuresand templates. Visio Professional 2007 offers advanced functionality, such as data connectivity andvisualization features, that Visio Standard 2007 does not.Quickly Find and Use New TemplatesVisio 2007 includes specific tools to support the diverse diagramming needs of IT and business professionalsand lets you create a broader range of diagrams with new templates, such as the ITIL (Information TechnologyInfrastructure Library) template and the Value Stream Mapping template. Use the predefined MicrosoftSmartShapes symbols and powerful search capabilities to locate the right shape, whether it is saved on acomputer or on the Web. You can also save time by quickly accessing templates you use often. In the newGetting Started window, find the template you need by browsing simplified template categories and using largetemplate previews. Locate the templates you used recently by using the new Recent Templates view in theGetting Started window.Get Inspired by Sample DiagramsIf youre not sure how to best display your important data, Visio 2007 can help by making it easy to find newsample diagrams. Simply open the new Getting Started window and use the new Samples category. Viewsample diagrams that are integrated with data to get ideas for creating your own diagrams, to realize how dataprovides more context for many diagram types, and to determine which template you want to use.Display Data Attractively in DiagramsThe Data Graphics feature lets you display data attractively in diagrams, and you can choose from a number ofdata formatting options. With a single click, display data fields as callouts next to a shape, position fields inboxes below a shape, and place fields of data directly on top or to the side of a shape. You also have the optionof easily refreshing data in diagrams, thanks to the new Refresh Data feature. If data conflicts arise, easilyresolve them by using the Refresh Conflicts task pane.Connect Shapes Without Drawing ConnectorsYou dont have to be a professional graphic designer to build interesting diagrams--Visio 2007 gives you thetools to connect shapes without drawing connectors. The new AutoConnect functionality connects shapes,distributes them evenly, and aligns them for you--all with only one click. In fact, when you move the connectedshapes, they stay connected and the connectors automatically reroute between the shapes.
Use the wide range of diagram types in Office Visio 2007 to better understand complex processes, resources, andsystems. View larger.Identify Trends and IssuesOne of the benefits of creating diagrams is that you can more readily identify trends and issues and then act onthem. First, you might choose to make your diagrams even smarter by linking them to data to provide a morecomplete picture of a process, project, or system. Then its a snap to visually explore information to identify keytrends, issues, and exceptions, and then act on them. Finally, you can analyze, drill down into, and createmultiple views of business data to gain insight into it.Reach a Broader AudienceThe Theme feature in Visio 2007 makes it easy to format the colors and effects (text, line, fill, shadow, andconnector formatting) in an entire diagram with a single click. It even uses the same color palette as other2007 Microsoft Office system programs so that you can design professional-looking Visio diagrams that matchyour presentations and documents. New 3-D Workflow shapes, which were designed with the new Themefeature in mind, command attention, while the option to save in PDF or XPS file format can help you reach abroader audience. You can even view Visio diagram attachments from within Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.Automatically Connect Diagrams to Data SourcesWith the new Data Link functionality, Visio 2007 gives you the option of automatically connecting diagrams todata sources, such as Excel 2007 spreadsheets or Access 2007 databases. You can also save time associatingdata with shapes by using intuitive new linking methods, which populate each shapes properties (also knownas shape data) with data values. For example, you can link all the shapes in a diagram to rows of data fromconnected data sources by using the new Automatic Link Wizard.Effectively Track ReportsVisio 2007 also gives you the flexibility to generate reports directly from within Microsoft Office Project andMicrosoft Office SharePoint Server that track project tasks, owners, roles, responsibilities, and depict complexproject ownership structures. And its no problem to add new details as they become available because Visio2007 automatically modify the reports as project information changes.Using Office Visio Professional 2007, visually explore data by using diagrams to identify issues and exceptions. View larger.
Share Diagrams With OthersVisio 2007 gives you the option of saving your diagrams as Web pages complete with navigation controls, ashape data viewer, reports, choice of image format, and style sheet options. On intranets and extranets,anyone whos using Visio Viewer with Windows Internet Explorer can view the diagrams from within InternetExplorer. Additionally, shared workspace functionality supports collaboration with Microsoft WindowsSharePoint Services. Visio diagrams saved on a Windows SharePoint Services sites can be opened directly inVisio 2007 from the site, and even checked in and out from within Visio 2007. Specifically, when a diagram isopened from a Windows SharePoint Services site, Visio 2007 opens a Shared Workspace task pane thatcontains all of the information in the workspace, including other files, members, tasks, and links.Easy CollaborationWith the Track Markup feature, multiple people can collaborate on the same Visio diagram. Generally used forreviewing a diagram and incorporating feedback, Track Markup helps make each reviewers contributions clearto other reviewers and to the person who eventually incorporates the revisions in the diagram.Customize and Extend Visio 2007You have the option of extending Visio 2007 programmatically or by integrating it with other applications to fityour industry-specific scenarios or unique organizational requirements. Visualize custom solutions with Visio2007 diagrams, such as Unified Modeling Language (UML), data flow, and Microsoft Windows user interfacediagrams, by using templates in the Software and Database category. The Visio 2007 software development kit(SDK) includes extensive samples, tools, and documentation to simplify and speed up development of customapplications. The SDK provides a set of reusable functions, classes, and procedures for the most common OfficeVisio 2007 development tasks and includes support for a broad range of development languages, includingMicrosoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft Visual C# .NET, and Microsoft Visual C++.Visio Drawing ControlUsing the Visio Drawing Control, developers can embed and program the Visio drawing environment in customapplications. This opens up new opportunities for solution integration, making it easy to include the power ofVisio 2007 in any smart client application. Because the Visio Drawing Control can be integrated with the hostapplications UI, developers can take advantage of Visio drawing functionality as a smooth part of theirapplication without having to develop similar functionality themselves. In addition, you can control several newfeatures in Visio 2007 programmatically, including connecting to a data source, linking shapes to data,displaying linked data graphically, connecting shapes to one another automatically (AutoConnect), monitoringand filtering mouse-drag actions, and applying theme colors and theme effects. Each of these features has anassociated application programming interface (API) that makes it possible to control the featureprogrammatically and new objects and members associated with it in the Visio object model.Thanks to all these options, Visio 2007 gives you the power to revolutionize the way you present information tocolleagues and clients, which can positively affect productivity and your bottom line. Read moreYou May Also LikeMicrosoft Project Standard 2007 [Old Version]Microsoft Office Professional 2007 FULL VERSION [Old Version]Microsoft Project Standard 2010Microsoft Visio Standard 2007 [Old Version]Adobe Acrobat Professional 9 [OLD VERSION]