Link data to diagrams II: Data graphics

Data bar, icon, and speedometer

You've linked your diagram to a data source, so now what? Make the data look good with data graphics in Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007. Use bars, meters, and icons to give visual impact.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Visio Professional 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Give your data visual impact with data graphics.

  • See how the appearance of a data graphic corresponds to your data.

  • Change a data graphic so that it shows the data you want.

  • Identify the various components of a data graphic.

  • Work with data text, data bars, and icons.

Before you begin

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with how to link data to a diagram. Or, you should take the course: Link data to diagrams I: Getting started.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. About data graphics

  2. Data graphic, defined

  3. How data callouts relate to columns

  4. How to create a data graphic

  5. The New Data Graphic dialog box

  6. About text

  1. Choose callouts for visual payoff

  2. Text callouts

  3. Data bar callouts

  4. More kinds of data bars

  5. Icon sets

  6. More kinds of icon sets

  7. Color by value

  8. Practice

  9. Quick reference card

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