October 2020 Chapter Meeting
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Instant Diagrams: Enter Data in Excel and Watch Visio Create the Diagram
You know how to create flowcharts and swimlane diagrams by dragging shapes onto the Visio drawing page, but did you know that the Data Visualizer, part of Visio Plan 2, can create diagrams for you? Simply provide data in Excel for each step in a process and Data Visualizer does the rest. Even better, the diagram and the data are synchronized so changes you make in one are synced to the other. It’s also possible to work entirely within Excel and create a Visio diagram without needing a Visio license! After this session you’ll be equipped to let Visio do most of the work for you when you need to create diagrams.
Scott A. Helmers is a Partner at the Harvard Computing Group, a software and consulting firm that assists clients with understanding and implementing business process solutions. He is a co-inventor of TaskMap (TaskMap.com), a Visio add-in that allows anyone to document, analyze, and improve their business processes. Scott has worked with clients in ten countries on projects involving process mapping and redesign, knowledge management, and technology training. Scott has been named a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visio every year since 2008, one of only six people in the world to hold that distinction. He is the author of four books from Microsoft Press, including Visio 2016 Step by Step, is a course author for LinkedIn Learning, and a Senior Instructor with Netmind.