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Description:Microsoft Academic VISIO STANDARD 2002 . 98/WME/NT/W2K
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Microsoft® Visio Standard 2002


The first Microsoft-developed version of Visio, Visio Standard 2002 provides diagramming solutions that help business professionals document and share ideas and information visually. Diagrams created in Visio Standard provide valuable insights into existing processes, people, and projects and help individuals and teams work together more effectively. When used to augment text and numbers, Visio diagrams make a message more concise, help people remember main points, and transcend cultural and technical barriers.


* Document and share ideas visually. Quickly assemble diagrams using predefined shapes—there’s no need to know how to draw. Add a professional look in a couple of clicks, then share your work in the context of your everyday business communications.
* Visualize people, projects, and processes. No matter what your area of expertise, Visio has a diagram for you. Create flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, office layouts, and more. Even generate diagrams from data stored in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Project.
* Work in a familiar environment. Become productive quickly using skills developed using other Office programs. Visio 2002 features the same look and feel as Microsoft Office XP and includes many common Office behaviors. Easily create and revise Visio diagrams in place within other Office programs.


What's New

Find Shape tool Conduct a text-based search for installed shapes as well as additional shapes available on the Web.

Microsoft Office clip art integration Annotate and enhance Visio diagrams by inserting images installed with Office, or with tens of thousands of media items available through Microsoft clips online.

Scanner and digital camera interface Users can import images from scanners and digital cameras from within the Visio interface. Built-in tools allow users to crop, group, or change the fill, border, shadow, or transparency of imported graphics.

Graphics editing tools Crop, group, or change the fill, border, shadow, or transparency of imported graphics within Visio.

Timeline/Gantt chart interoperability Export dates and milestones in a timeline to create a Gantt chart, and vice versa.

Multiple, swappable organization chart fields Display an unlimited number of custom properties organization charts created using the Organization Chart Wizard. Even change which properties are displayed after the diagram has been generated.

Office layout shapes and behavior New shapes represent curved walls and office cubicles. Doors and windows now automatically fall into place when dropped on a wall shape.

CAD entity conversion Individual CAD entities can be converted into Visio shapes when CAD drawings are imported into Visio.

XML file format The new XML file format enables interoperability with other XML-enabled applications and facilitates storage and exchange of diagram-based information, including data not associated with a page or shape.

Enhanced object model Over 90 new Automation properties and methods provide access to more Visio diagram data.

COM add-ins Visio enables developers to extend and enhance Visio programmatically through COM add-ins.

Wide-scale deployment and maintenance Microsoft Visio now features Windows Installer, the Custom Installation Wizard, and other technologies for installing and maintaining Visio on thousands of desktops.

Auto Update The Auto Update utility analyzes a user’s Visio installation, recommends relevant updates, and makes them immediately available for download and installation.

Application error reporting For added assurance and diagnostic help, users can prompt Visio to automatically report application errors to Microsoft.

Document recovery Users can choose to save their current files at the time an error occurs in an application. As a result, users spend less time recreating their diagrams.

Standard Features

Drag and drop diagramming Assemble diagrams using pre-defined SmartShapes(R) symbols that behave according to specific diagram types.

Intuitive layout tools Shapes snap to the grid for instant alignment, or users can nudge shapes in precise increments. For perfect alignment, the dynamic grid shows users exactly where to place shapes with respect to other shapes on the page.

Professional-looking visuals Predefined borders, backgrounds, and color schemes help users add a professional look to diagrams in seconds.

Flowcharts Facilitate teamwork by documenting, analyzing, and communicating processes with clarity.

Custom visual solutions platform Visio enables users to create custom shapes and provides a flexible object model for creating custom visual solutions.

Project scheduling diagrams Communicate high-level tasks and milestones using timelines, Gantt charts, and calendars.

Organization charts Prototype an organizational change, or visualize personnel data stored in Exchange, Excel, Access, or other sources with the Organization Chart Wizard.

Basic office layouts Quickly create accurate office layouts using intelligent shapes that represent walls, doors, windows, and furniture.

Block diagrams Clarify business concepts, from simple to complex, with flexible block diagrams.

Sales and marketing visuals Replace or supplement bullet points in reports and presentations with eye-catching diagrams.

Data-rich diagrams Store valuable business data in shape custom properties, then use the data to generate reports or export it for analysis in other programs.

Common file format All Visio editions share a common file format, enabling easy document exchange among users of Visio Standard and Visio Professional.

Microsoft Office look and feel A familiar interface and many familiar Office behaviors help users become productive quickly using skills learned using other Office programs.

Common exchange formats Exchange diagrams and the information stored in them using standard graphics formats.

Improved Features

Powerful Web publishing Diagrams can be saved as Web pages complete with built-in navigation, zoom capabilities, and a custom property viewer

Improved Office look and feel Visio 2002 incorporates the new look of Office XP and provides personalized menus, keyboard shortcuts, AutoCorrect, and the same spelling checker and Help system found in Office programs.

In-place editing Visio diagrams can be inserted into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and email messages and updated in place within Office documents. Even more Visio tools are accessible from within Office programs.

Search Users can now search diagrams for information contained in custom properties, shape names, and user-defined cells, in addition to shape text.

Online resources Increase productivity with more Visio articles, tips and tricks, and add-on solutions than ever before, now available from the Microsoft Office Tools on the Web site.

Custom visual solutions platform Visio provides customizable shapes, a flexible object model, an XML file format, and other features for creating custom visual solutions


Computer/Processor Pentium 166 MHz or higher processor
Memory RAM requirements for Microsoft Visio depend upon the operating system used, plus an additional 16 MB of RAM for Visio: for Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition, 24 MB of RAM for the operating system; for Windows Me, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system; for Windows NT Workstation or Server 4.0, 32 MB of RAM for the operating system; for Windows 2000 Professional, 64 MB of RAM for the operating system. Operating system RAM requirements assume default Windows installations, and running additional utilities or applications may require additional RAM.
Hard Disk Hard-disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration. 110 MB of available hard-disk space is required for the default configuration of Microsoft Visio. Custom installation choices may require more or less hard-disk space.
Drive A CD-ROM drive is required for installation.
Display VGA (640x480) or higher-resolution monitor. 256 colors required
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 or greater, or Windows 2000. On systems running Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6, the version of Internet Explorer must be upgraded to at least 4.01 with Service Pack 1.
Peripherals Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse®, or compatible pointing device
Miscellaneous Some Microsoft Visio features have additional requirements:

Modem 9600 baud modem; 14,400 or higher baud recommended.

Internet Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local charges may apply.

Computer/Processor Pentium III processor
Memory 128MB of RAM
Hard Disk 110 MB of available hard-disk space is required for the default configuration of Microsoft Visio
Display Super VGA (800x600) recommended
Operating System Windows 2000 Professional