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I use it constantly, on almost every job. But I usually employ it just to create graphs and charts and suchlike for inclusion in documents. Once I had to use Visio to diagram an entire network. I saved the output as HTML and created a web site where all the different diagrams were cross-linked.
--- On Tue, 9/15/09, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:
> From: Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net>
> Subject: Uses of Visio?
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8:17 PM
> I was recently sent a set of Visio
> stencils designed for our hardware
> products. Does anyone here use Visio for customer support
> What specific documents do you use it for? I'm trying to
> figure out
> whether I need it or not. It's an expensive piece of
> software. My tech
> support, sales and engineering guys use it all the time for
> diagrams. I've never had much use for it (I use Adobe
> Illustrator and
> OpenOffice for drawing), but is it really an "industry
> standard" or just
> the easiest/laziest solution? Opinions welcome, offline if
> you prefer.
> Sarah Stegall
> Senior Technical Writer
> Bivio Networks, Inc.
> 4457 Willow Road, Suite 200
> Pleasanton, CA 94558
> sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net
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> 2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
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