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Visualize Your Data in Microsoft Visio 2016

Practice tasks

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The practice files for these tasks are located in the Visio2016SBS\Ch09 folder. You can save the results of the tasks in the same folder.

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Create data graphics

Open the CreateDataGraphics diagram in Visio, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Create a Text data graphic with the following characteristics:

    Data field:

    Owner

    Style:

    Heading 1

    Horizontal:

    Center

    Vertical:

    Top Edge

    Horizontal Offset

    None

  2. Create a Data Bar graphic for the Cost field with the following characteristics:

    Located at the default position

    Style:

    Thermometer

    Maximum Value

    150

  3. Create an Icon Set data graphic for the Status field and apply the settings shown in Figure 9-11.
  4. Create a Color by Value data graphic for the Owner field, ensuring that there is not a color assigned to a blank value.
  5. Save the diagram as DataGraphicsFlowchart for use in the next tasks.

Apply data graphics

Open the DataGraphicsFlowchart diagram in Visio, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Apply the Text data graphic to all process steps except Start and End.
  2. Apply the Data Bar data graphic to all process steps except Start and End. Change the Cost value in several shapes and observe the results.
  3. Apply the Icon Set data graphic to all process steps except Start and End. Change the Status value in several shapes and observe the results.
  4. Apply the Color by Value data graphic to all process steps except Start and End. Change the Owner value in several shapes and observe the results.
  5. Save your changes, and leave the diagram open if you’ll be continuing to the next tasks.

Edit data graphics

Open the DataGraphicsFlowchart diagram in Visio, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Apply the Data Bar (Thermometer) data graphic to the process shapes in the top row, and then edit the data graphic by changing the Vertical position to Top Edge, and Value Position and Label Position to Not Shown.
  2. Apply the Icon Set data graphic to any three-process steps, and then edit the data graphic by selecting a different set of icons.
  3. Assign the Color by Value data graphic to the process steps in the lower row, and then edit the data graphic by assigning different fill colors and text colors to one or more data values.
  4. Assign a more meaningful name to the data bar data graphic.
  5. Create a duplicate copy of the Icon Set data graphic, and then change the visualization type to Color by Value.
  6. Assign the duplicated data graphic to some of the process steps.
  7. Select all shapes that currently use the Data Bar graphic and assign the duplicated data graphic to them.
  8. Delete the duplicated data graphic.
  9. Save your changes, and leave the diagram open if you’ll be continuing to the next tasks.

Create data graphic legends

Open the DataGraphicsFlowchart diagram in Visio, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Apply the Icon Set data graphic to all process steps in the upper row.
  2. Apply the Data Bar data graphic to all process steps in the lower row.
  3. Add a Vertical legend to the page.
  4. Move the legend to a new location.
  5. Delete the legend, and then insert a Horizontal legend.
  6. Change the text of one or more explanations in the Status column of the legend.