Visio 5.0 Standard (PC, CD-ROM) Visio Corporation - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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Visio 5.0 Standard
Packaging cover Visio 5.0 Standard.
Product ID 52321-11947
Product UPC 752321119472
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Visio Corporation
Category(s) Productivity, Business Graphics, Diagrams
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Create smart business diagrams quickly.

Microsoft Office 97 compatible.

The ideal tool for:

  • Flowcharts.
  • TQM Diagrams.
  • ISO/QS 9000 Documentation.
  • Workflow diagrams.
  • Organization charts.
  • Project timelines.
  • Block diagrams.
  • Marketing visuals.
  • Basic network diagrams.
  • Office layouts.

Why do you need Visio Standard? Three simple reasons. Because the right business diagram can present complex concepts quickly, making your communications more powerful and effective. Because a flowchart can often reveal as much about your business as the spreadsheets and databases you use every day. And because your business changes, often rapidly, so your business drawings should update effortlessly to reflect those changes. When it comes right down to it, you need Visio Standard because it's the smart way to visualize your business.

Create smart business diagrams quickly.

  • Cause and effect flowchart.
  • Organization chart.
  • Project timeline.
  • Block diagram.
  • Marketing visual.
  • Basic network diagram.
  • Office layout.
  • Directional map.

Use Visio Standard diagrams in your:

  • Business plans.
  • Product specifications.
  • Marketing strategy plans.
  • Project management reports.
  • Sales reports.
  • Human resources plans.
  • Corporate presentations.
  • Financial reports.
  • Business process designs.

The Visio approach to diagramming.
In Visio Standard 5.0, the toolbars are organized by functions to support faster learning and more efficient workflow. These functional toolbars include standard, shape, text, page, view, developer and Web.

Visio Standard 5.0 integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and your Microsoft Office applications.

You'll discover how to create professional-quality business graphics instantly by dragging and dropping SmartShapes symbols onto the drawing page. SmartShapes symbols automatically resize without distorting, place text in appropriate location, and hide or display their parts to suit your diagram.

Visio Standard 5.0 features updated SmartConnectors technology that simplifies how you connect shapes. Plus, connectors continue to deliver the smart behavior that makes them so efficient to use- when you move connected shapes around, the connectors change shape, size, and angles without losing their connection.

You can associate data with shapes, and then use Property Reporting Wizard to generate inventories and other reports based on that data. You can even export that data to other applications, such as Microsoft Excel, for further analysis.

Comparing Visio products

Visio Standard
The ideal tool for:

  • Flowcharts.
  • TQM Diagrams.
  • Workflow diagrams.
  • Organization charts.
  • Project timelines.
  • Marketing visuals.

Visio Professional
The ideal tool for:

  • Advanced network diagrams.
  • Web site diagrams.
  • Reverse-engineering databases.
  • Software design.
  • Business process management.

Includes Visio Standard.

Visio Technical
The ideal tool for:

  • Space plans & facilities management.
  • HVAC Designs.
  • Process plant designs.
  • Electrical schematics.
  • Mechanical engineering drawings.

Includes Visio Standard.

Visio Solutions Library
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Key features:
New! Expanded flowcharting tools. Analyze and communicate your business processes using leading flowcharting methodologies, including over 175 new flowcharting shapes.
New! Auto layout/dynamic line routing. Drop a shape on a diagram, then watch connector lines reroute automatically in real time. Use auto layout to turn a rough diagram into a publishable diagram in seconds.
New! Visio Shape Explorer. Search for and evaluate Visio SmartShapes symbols, stencils, and templates.
New! Internet/Intranet support. Create hyperlinks from diagrams to relevant information on the web. Publish your drawings as web pages or export them in common web raster formats (GIF, JPEG, and PNG).
New! Dynamic page sizing. Use your mouse to resize the drawing page as you work onscreen.
New! Full screen view. Show the drawing page without toolbars, gridlines, or stencils.
New! Marketing shapes. Work with 75 new shapes that help you customize and enhance your marketing diagrams and charts.
New! Open Document Management Architecture (ODMA) support. Supports third party tools that manage document workflow, so you can track revisions, monitor document access,, and provide version control.
Enhanced! Timeline Solution Wizard. Visualize, communicate, and update your project timelines with complete ease- even import data or export it to Microsoft Project.
Customizable work environment. Create custom solutions through automation using Microsoft Visual Basic for applications (included with Visio Standard), standalone Visual Basic, C, or C++.
Import/export. Share files with other programs that use BMP/DIB, CGM, EPS/AI, IGES, JPEG, GIF, PCX, Macintosh PICT, PNG, TIFF, or WMF. Also import DWF, and CMX files, as well as files from CorelDraw 3-7, Micrografx Designer, Windows Draw, and Micrografx Charisma. Work with display-only versions of your DWG and DXF Autodesk AutoCAD files.

Express your business ideas visually.

Ideal office partner.
Your job is to communicate key information about your business, not focus on how your software works. That's why Visio Standard shares a common interface with your Microsoft Office tools- so you can move smoothly from one business tool to another with complete confidence in how to work. Visio Standard's drag-and-drop approach to diagramming is so intuitive you'll be inserting diagrams in your Microsoft Word documents or linking them to business data in your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in no time. And the program features a variety of wizards designed to streamline many common diagramming tasks.

You can drag and drop a Visio diagram into your Microsoft Word document and then edit that diagram in place to reflect your changing business information.

The Internet connection.
With Visio Standard, you can link marketing diagrams to demographic information on the web, associate organization charts with employee data on your corporate Intranet, and more. Visio Standard lets you publish your diagrams as HTML pages, or export them in popular Web raster formats (GIF, JPEG, or PNG) to use on your web site for technical information.

Visio Standard can connect your diagrams to the Internet for instant access to a wide variety of information that effects your business.

The art of flowcharting.
Ask anyone in your organization to describe a process- whether it's filing a customer order or approving a new product plan- and most people will draw a flowchart. These flowcharts often reveal more at a glance than pages of written information. Visio Standard supports this visual analysis by delivering a complete flowcharting toolbox. From workflow descriptions to TQM diagrams, Visio Standard offers the tools you need to analyze your business activities.

With Visio Standard, you don't have to worry about making your diagram look good. The program features an auto layout tool that can transform your rough layout into a publishable diagram in seconds.

Dynamic links to your business information.
Imagine an organization chart that updates on command to reflect changes in an employee database. Or a flowchart that can track the cost and resources associated with a business process. That power is at your fingertips with Visio Standard, which lets you create dynamic links between the business diagrams and the databases and spreadsheets that describe your business. Make a change in one place, then easily update the other- because information doesn't work in isolation.

With dynamic links, you can enter changes in a database and update an organization chart created in Visio Standard (or vice versa), so your business information is always up to the minute.

Powerful project scheduler.
Visio Standard offers a flexible environment for developing your project timelines. It lets you rearrange task order and dependencies as easily as you move sticky notes around on a whiteboard. As you make changes to the task dates, the timeline updates automatically. Need to add a task or change a timescale? Simple. You can create the schedule you need working the way you think. It's that easy.

Brainstorm your timelines in Visio Standard (the Project Timeline Wizard can jump-start your process). Then publish them from Visio Standard or export the data to Microsoft Project for additional analysis.

Extensive Smartshapes symbols library.
Visio Standard delivers more than 1,300 Smartshapes symbols on 38 task-specific stencils, so you can rapidly create high-quality business diagrams. Develop flowcharts, create organization charts, produce project timelines, diagram business process, rearrange your office layout, and more.

Drag redrawn shapes from Visio Standard stencil and drop them on the drawing page to instantly create business graphics that help you understand and communicate with your business.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 15MB Free
Rec. Hard Drive 90
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 24MB
Req. Hard Drive 15MB Free
Rec. Hard Drive 90

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Retail Box cover Visio 5.0 Standard. Retail Box back Visio 5.0 Standard.



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