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  1. Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation
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  2. Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation

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Using Microsoft Visio to visualize business information is a huge aid to comprehension and clarity. Learn how with this practical guide to process diagramming and validation, written as a practical tutorial with sample code and demos.


  • Optimize your business information visualization by mastering out-of-the-box structured diagram functionality with features like basic and cross-functional flowcharts
  • Create and analyze custom validation rules for structured diagrams using Visio 2013 Professional
  • Get to grips with the validation logic for business process diagramming with Visio 2013 Professional with the provided Rules Tools add-on

In Detail

Microsoft Visio is a diagramming program which ultimately allows business professionals to explore and communicate complex information more effectively. Through easy-to-understand visual representations, Visio enables you to present complicated data in a clear and communicative way. Therefore, productivity is increased by utilizing the wide variety of diagrams that can convey information at a glance as data can be understood and acted upon quickly. This book enables business developers to unleash the full potential of Visio 2013 Professional Edition.

Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation is a focused tutorial with a range of practical examples and downloadable code that shows you how to create business process diagramming templates with Visio, enabling you to effectively visualize business information. It draws on real business examples and needs and covers all the new features of Visio 2013 Professional Edition.

This focused tutorial will enable you to get to grips with diagram validation in Visio 2013 Professional Edition to the fullest extent, enabling you to perform powerful automatic diagram verification based on custom logic and assuring correct and compliant diagrams. You will learn how to create and publish rules and how to use the ShapeSheet to write formulae. There is also a special focus on extending and enhancing the capabilities of Visio 2013 diagram validation and on features that are not found in the out-of-the-box product, like installing and using the new Rules Tools add-on complete with source code, reviewing the new diagramming rules in flowcharts and BPMN templates, and creating your own enhanced Data Flow Model Diagram template complete with validation rules.

What you will learn from this book

  • Master new Visio features supporting structured diagrams and validation
  • Learn about new validation functions including how to create and modify validation rules to verify diagram correctness
  • Successfully implement out-of-the-box content for Visio 2013
  • Publish custom Visio templates that enforce company diagramming standards
  • Build a Visio add-on for increased ease when creating rules or analyzing existing rules
  • Use the provided Rules Tools add-on to export validation rules to XML
  • View diagrams with corresponding issues using annotations
  • Integrate validated diagrams with SharePoint 2013 and Office365


Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation provides a comprehensive and practical tutorial including example code and demonstrations for creating validation rules, writing ShapeSheet formulae, and much more.

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David J Parker
Packt Publishing
Packt Publishing
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Packt Publishing
Packt Publishing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you leave aside the fact that this is the 'only' book on the subject, this is still a great book about Validation in Visio. David's new 2013 edition of this book is packed, as usual, with pragmatic advice and practical code samples. It's not simply a theoretical book, but a really usable guide that will have you putting validation to work in your own process diagrams straight away.
David Parker is one of the top Visio experts in the world. His latest book reflects his deep understanding of the history, features, and capabilities of Visio. For Business Process Mapping, he covers areas that a typical end-user would need and he also dives deep into advanced techniques for manipulating graphics and assigning rules. One of the really nice things about this book is how the author looks at previous versions of Visio to analyze how the new features have evolved over time.

David also covers how to publish to Microsoft SharePoint and maintain updates effectively. Although I don't typically use this myself, I was impressed by how well he explains it. David has spent years connecting data to Visio diagrams and he displays that knowledge in every aspect of the book.

If all you need is passive diagrams of your processes with lines and "clipart", then this book may not be for you. However, if you want to use Visio for creating valuable and... Read more
If an MVP decides to write a book about not just Visio in general, but a very specific function area of Visio then this needs special attention. David Parker as one of the longest Visio MVPs certainly knows the product by heart.
The name of the book "Business Process Diagramming AND Validation" doesnt describe really the value of the book - since this is the most precise and extensive description of the Validation engine and related functionalities contained within Visio 2013.
So the book referrs to process diagramming however the Validation engine can be used for any structured diagram type in Visio - and this book documents all possiblities and techniques to make use of it.
Also the additional Tools deliver what is needed to make a general-purpose use of the Validation in Visio
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