Visio on Desktop

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  1. Add Overline to the text

    It is possible to underline or strike through, why not overline?
    It is possible to do this in Word, but the text can not be copied to Visio except by taking a picture.

    2 votes

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  2. Open separate document in new Visio window / instance

    When I open a new file (using File menu), open a new Visio window/instance, like Excel, Word etc, rather than open the new document in a new window within the same instance, meaning I need to use the View window to switch between documents.

    1 vote

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  3. Add wavy/sine lines/shapes

    Add options for wavy/sine lines, either through line/arc tool or through shapes. Ideally, the line should be customizable both with "height" of the sine and "number" of wave. For the with, it should give the option to specify fixed number or fixed sine width when changing the line length

    2 votes

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  4. Include on ribbon the boolean operations, i.e. union, intersect, combine etc. It's a nuisance to do manually, prob. since Visio 2010.

    Include on ribbon the boolean operations, i.e. union, intersect, combine etc. It's a nuisance to do manually, prob. since Visio 2010.

    2 votes

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  5. Essay

    I think that a thesis roadmap and essay design would be a great and much-needed addition to the templates for diagrams.

    1 vote

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  6. I suggest you add the ability to set line jump based on line type, not just orientation, Horizontal/Vertical

    When drawing process diagrams the line types used have a hierarchy of importance. So when a top level line( a process line) crosses a lower level line( an instrument line) the line jump setting should be able to force the lower level line to always jump the higher level line.
    Currently you can only set to jump vertical lines or jump horizontal lines

    1 vote

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  7. Custom Data Graphic

    I would like to create a custom Data graphic that would allow me to choose the style and all of the parameters for the graphic and them save for future use.

    1 vote

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  8. Allow users to pan using "wasd"

    When moving shapes around on a large visio document, it is preferable to use mouse and keyboard. In addition to existing shortcuts allowing users to use shift or ctrl with the mouse scroll buttons, include toggles for using "wasd" keys to pan, so the user doesn't need to move their hand to the arrow keys.

    1 vote

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  9. PDF export to include high resolution option

    Would like to have option of a high resolution option on the PDF Export dialog box. This would help zooming in on highly populated diagrams.

    1 vote

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  10. Hide Data Graphic label of empty link.

    If a Data Graphic link doesn't contain information, give the option to hide the label.

    1 vote

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  11. Provide the Crime Scene Investigation template in Japanese

    The Crime Scene Investigation template for Visio is currently available in the US. It would be great if the template would be available in Japanese

    3 votes

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  12. Make connection to Excel tables better. Changes to the table will often break down the link.

    Make connection to Excel tables better. Changes to the table will often break down the link.

    1 vote

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  13. Add support for tables

    Tables would be great for adding in lots of configuration data of resources to tidy up a mixed HLD LLD architecture diagram

    2 votes

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  14. Paste Special

    I always need to 'paste special' Paste as text for massive diagrams. Please give me some kind of quick key to do it automatically!

    1 vote

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  15. Make Visio user-friendly by making it similar to the likes of vector editing tools

    We engineers use this a lot for adding complex circuit diagrams in documents. The reason Visio is useful is because it can be embedded directly into office documents. But the problem is that I find Visio extremely outdated in usability (which is why I'm making the effort to voice my frustration here). .

    Firstly, making a line is so difficult - the line is either straight or a circular arc. There's no (easy) way to make arcs of other types.

    It is very difficult to draw up things - adding points to existing lines and manipulating them is difficult

    Locking…

    1 vote

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  16. Co-authoring in Visio desktop client

    At this time (august 2020) co-authoring in Visio is only possible in the web client. It would be great if this would work in the desktop client as well

    1 vote

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  17. Not listed among Office applications

    I have 2 seperate Licenses for 'Office-2019 Pro and 'Visio'.

    Visio is not included among the Office applicaitons. It was listed among them before. It sisappeaed following some updates, I do not which.
    Can make it visible?

    1 vote

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  18. data visualizer

    Be able to provide HEADING and TITLE variable in data visualizer wizard.

    6 votes

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  19. Offer Microsoft PowerPoint format as Export option

    Users are frequently torn between making diagrams in PowerPoint vs. Visio, because Visio is much more powerful, but end users can't edit them once the image is transferred to PPT. It would be extremely useful to be able to make a diagram in Visio and export it as an editable PPT/PPTX file.

    5 votes

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  20. Add missing Actions ( like "Initialize variable") in the Triggers and Action tab for Power Automate

    On the Triggers and Actions tab of the Prepare to Export the action "Initialize variable" is not listed. Also the rest of the related variable actions are not listed.

    It would be helpful to add all the triggers and actions that are available in Power automate so that we can make our diagram complete.

    6 votes

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