When presenting data and graphics in your presentations and projects, the lack of adequate diagramming tools can sting hard at times. A need is often felt for a more dynamic and versatile program or tool that can be used in conjunction with existing tools, to produce a creative and satisfying result.
With the launch of the Microsoft Visio diagramming and vector graphics application, much of this need has been duly fulfilled for many users. This tool has been crafted with newer and more sophisticated elements that make communication in a visual format, simpler, easier, and more comprehensive. With this tool, a user can now create custom diagrams and effective flowcharts. With its targeted elements, Microsoft Visio aims to make communication of complex and haphazard data, in a much simpler and condensed format.
Visio Standard 2010 brings a brand new look with the incorporation of the Office Fluent User Interface and the redesigned Shapes Window. New features like Quick Shapes, Auto Align & Space, and easy insertion and deletion of shapes make creating and maintaining diagrams even easier. With the new containers and callouts, it's easy to organize diagrams and make them look great. In addition to the new features that work with all diagram types, the improved cross-functional flowcharting template included in Visio Standard 2010 is designed to be simple, scalable, and reliable.
Microsoft Visio 2010 comes in three versions: Standard, Professional, and Premium, and the chart below shows what features are in each version, to help give you a better understanding of the differences. The version you are looking at right now is Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional.