Visio 2010 Professional simplifies complexity with a diverse set of intuitive, professional diagramming tools
Bring your diagrams to life with dynamic, data-driven visuals
Share dynamic, data-linked diagrams with others through their browser
Easier diagram creation with modern templates, and automatic alignment and spacing
Intuitive navigation with an updated user interface and Shapes window
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
DO NOT UPGRADE if you have Visio 2007 or older versions. I have been using Visio long before Microsoft bought it and it has been my go-to tool both at home and in the office. When our company upgraded us to WIndows 7, they made us upgrade to Viso 2010 - which now has the Ribbon Interface forced down our throats. Some manager at MS has no doubt received a fat bonus for forcing the Ribbon interface into Visio.
Users now to have to hold our noses to use this piece of garbage!
The "All Commands" menu for customizing your Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar does not even come close to having all the commands listed. Undo and Redo, for instance are in the "Popular COmmands menu and not in the "all Commands" menu. Many of the customizable toolbars and commands have been replaced with drop-down buttons. For instance, You used to be able to have individual buttons for Rotate clockwise, Rotate Counter Clockwise, Flip Horizontally, and Flip Vertically. Now even with a...
I will keep this brief.
I have been using Visio for flow-charting, database design, schematic drawing, stage plots, and a just about anything that required a sketch for at least 15 years. About 6 months ago, when I converted to Windows 7 as my primary OS I made the upgrade to Visio 2010. That was a huge mistake.
First off, even thought I'm using one of the most expensive versions, Premium, almost all of the templates I had in 2003 are gone. Now, if I need a symbol, I need to either recreate it from scratch (not gonna happen in this lifetime) or harvest it from a previous drawing.
Second, now that Microsoft has moved the location of all the functions around, I need to go to the web to re-learn how to do was used to be second nature. For example, why would the Developer Tab be hidden, especially in the Premium version which is supposed to be targeted to high end users? Why would snap and glue be hidden in the View menu when it is a behavioral change, not...
I used previous versions of Visio Pro to build ER diagrams and create databases. It was a good tool. However, the 2010 version abandons any attempt to be useful in actual software development. You cannot generate databases from this product, as you can for others. If you just want flowcharts, stick with the standard version. If you want this for other functions, read other reviews. But if you want to use Visio as part of serious software development, do yourself a favor and don't try. Use Erwin instead.
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