Overview of Visio for the web

You need either a Visio Online Plan 1 or Visio Online Plan 2 to edit in Visio for the web. To access Visio for the web you can go to visio.office.com

Note: With Visio Online Plan 2, you can also install the Visio app. Not sure what license you have? You can check what version you have.

Click each tab to get a visual overview of creating and editing a diagram in Visio for the web.

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Each diagram has several, real-world samples to help you quickly get started. Check back from time-to-time as diagrams are continuously added and based on your feedback!



Basic diagram

Basic Diagram

Contains basic geometric shapes, arrow shapes, decorative, and graph shapes for making a general diagram.

Basic Flowchart diagram

Basic Flowchart

Contains flowcharts, top-down diagrams, information tracking diagrams, process planning diagrams, and structure prediction diagrams. Contains connectors and links.

Block diagram


Contains 2-D and 3-D shapes and directional lines for feedback loops and annotated functional decomposition, data structure, hierarchical, signal flow, and data flow block diagrams.

Icon of the Network Diagram


Create detailed physical, logical, and network architecture diagrams, using a comprehensive set of network and computer equipment shapes.

Software Development Lifecycle diagram


Contains object-oriented diagrams for communications and telecommunications systems and networks, using the Specification and Description Language (SDL). Based on CCITT specifications.

Process Steps diagram


Contains "process steps" shapes to illustrate sequence of steps involved in a process or a procedure. Represents business flow, information flow, material flow, vertical or horizontal lists. Contains arrows to show the direction and captions.

Business Matrix diagram

Business Matrix

Contains business matrix diagrams that show relationships between concepts across two or more dimensions and includes: 2x2 and 3x3 matrixes, SWOT analysis, Ansoff matrix, BCG matrix, position maps, and Quadrant analysis diagrams.

Basic Timeline diagram

Basic Timeline

Contains simple linear and bending timelines with intervals and milestones to illustrate a sequence of events, project plan, and roadmaps or schedules.

Venn diagram


Uses overlapping shapes to depict possible logical relationships between two or more sets to organize information, show associations, similarities, unions, intersections, differences, containments, and complements.

Cycle Diagram


Represents a sequence of stages, tasks, or events in a circular flow. Contains circular, radial, target, circular segments, pie segments, loops and other cyclic diagram shapes.

Pyramid Diagram


Uses triangular, pyramidal or conical shapes to show proportional, interconnected, and hierarchical relationships.

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