Visio

Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Visio

Visio is a program that falls under the Microsoft Office Suite of products. It is used for many things that utilize layouts, diagrams, and charts. The graphics used in Visio are standard images utilized by flowcharts, decision diagrams, playbooks, and even network diagramming. It has enough diagrams to make planning a room layout for a conference accurate and simple. Microsoft purchased the Visio program from the Visio Corporation (previously known as Shapeware) in 2000, after which, Microsoft began incorporating into the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Below is an example of a basic flowchart created in Visio that gives an example of how a flowchart may appear. As shown in the example below, you have several steps that can be followed to help determine what's causing a computer problem. For example, if the computer is not turning on, but the power light is on, it's likely you need to turn on the monitor. Of course, this is only an example and not the full set of steps required to troubleshoot a computer.

Flowchart created in Visio

Microsoft Visio versions

The following is a list of all versions of Microsoft Visio.

  • Visio v1.0 - available as Lite, Home, and Standard versions
  • Visio v2.0
  • Visio v3.0
  • Visio v4.0 - available as Standard and Technical versions
  • Visio v4.1 - available as Standard and Technical versions
  • Visio v4.5 - available as Standard, Professional, and Technical versions
  • Visio v5.0 - available as Standard, Professional, and Technical versions
  • Visio 2000 - available as Standard, Professional, Enterprise, and Technical versions
  • Visio 2002 - available as Standard and Professional versions
  • Visio for Enterprise Architects 2003 (based on Visio 2002)
  • Visio 2003 - available as Standard and Professional versions
  • Visio for Enterprise Architects 2005 (based on Visio 2003)
  • Visio 2007 - available as Standard and Professional versions
  • Visio 2010 - available as Standard, Professional, and Premium versions
  • Visio 2013 - available as Standard and Professional versions
  • Visio 2016 - available as Standard and Professional versions
  • Visio 2019 - available as Standard and Professional versions
Note

Visio is also available as an online application, as a part of Office 365. The online version requires a subscription to access and use it.

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