What Is Microsoft Visio For?
Microsoft offer a huge range of applications as part of their Office suite. There are the usual suspects such as Word for word processing, Excel for spreadsheets, Access for databases and PowerPoint for presentations.
In addition they also offer tools such as OneNote for managing digital copies of receipts, scans and so forth, Microsoft Publisher for small office desktop publishing and Microsoft Project for assisting project managers. Most or all of these applications can be found in various versions of the Microsoft Office suite, or can be bought as standalone releases.
Microsoft Visio however is a different sort of application. For a start off, while it has the “Microsoft Office" branding, it has never been bundled as part of the suite. While all of those above deal with standard office tasks (and have names pretty much synonymous with those tasks), Visio is designed to allow the user to create diagrams.
These might be to illustrate computer networks, or be diagrams of body parts – utilising re-sizable vector graphics, Visio diagrams can be easily adjusted and resized making this a very versatile software package.