Visualize your data in Microsoft Visio 2016


This chapter from Microsoft Visio 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to enhancing diagram effectiveness, creating and applying data graphics, editing data graphics, and creating data graphic legends.

In this chapter

    • Enhance diagram effectiveness
    • Create data graphics
    • Apply data graphics
    • Edit data graphics
    • Create data graphic legends

Practice files

For this chapter, use the practice files from the Visio2016SBS\Ch09 folder. For practice file download instructions, see the introduction.

In Chapter 8, “Work with shape data,” you viewed and reported on data stored in Visio shapes. Although those techniques are useful in many circumstances, Visio provides an even more effective way to take advantage of data: you can create data graphics that enhance shapes by adding text callouts and icons based on the data contained in the shapes. Even better, data graphics are dynamic, so when the data in a shape changes, Visio refreshes the graphics automatically.

In the next chapter, you will take data graphics to another level by visualizing data stored in an external location. In this chapter, you will work with data graphics by using data that is stored in the diagram and discover the amazing ways you can visualize data by using Visio 2016.

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The information in this chapter applies only to the Professional edition of Visio 2016.

This chapter guides you through procedures related to enhancing diagram effectiveness, creating and applying data graphics, editing data graphics, and creating data graphic legends.

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