Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional Features
Simpler to Use, More Effective Than Ever
Any diagramming program wants to accomplish two things: simplify and streamline the diagramming process while also providing the tools to design the highest quality diagrams.
That combination of efficiency and potential is at the heart of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional, as you can see from all the following features:
Better diagramming tools with more templates and automatic alignment: Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional includes an incredible set of diagram templates, including many for specific technical industries. These templates remove any need to waste time setting up your diagrams. Now, you can concentrate on making that template your own. Another way Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional saves you time is through automatic alignment and spacing, which allows you to organize your diagrams faster without wasting time trying to get the positioning perfect.
A superior user interface: As part of Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional comes with the Office Fluent User interface, which includes among other improvements the Ribbon toolbar. This is a far better-designed way to find and organize your diagramming tools. It also comes with a new Shapes window, which shows all your open stencils in the document and all the most popular shapes you like to use. Two of these stencils can now be open at once. More shapes have been added as well.
See what your diagrams look like with improved preview: With the new Live Preview feature, you get a better look at what your diagram looks like when it’s being viewed. You can see all your fonts and themes. This allows you to get a better understanding of what elements work and which ones need tweaking without the need to go to the effort of finalizing the diagram, printing it, or sending it to another device to see it.
Link data shapes to real-time data for always updated information: Your shapes can now be linked to real-time data that refreshes itself automatically, keeping your diagram current and providing far more effective understanding for those viewing the diagram later.
Share diagrams more widely through the browser: Not everyone who needs to view your diagrams may have Visio, but that is no longer a barrier in Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional. Now, you can share your diagrams through the browser, so that those who view it can do so with or without Visio.