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  1. Fix the text spacing (kerning) issues that have returned in Visio 2016

    It appears that the letter spacing (kerning) issue that was common in Visio 2013 and then fixed in Visio 2016 has returned in Visio 2016, Version 1703, Build 7967.2139. This is an annoyance to many and a major problem for those of us using Visio to create figures and diagrams for technical publications.

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    • Make Empty Parts of the Diagram Transparent on PNG Export

      When I have a diagram that has empty parts, I should be able to export the diagram as a PNG and have just those parts be transparent. Currently if I select white as the background color and as the transparent color, anything that is actually white in my diagram becomes transparent as well as what should be the background. The alternative is to make some other color the background color and the transparent color, but then you see a faint outline of that color around most of the shapes.

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        0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make fullscreen mode useful

        Visio is great, no doubts about this. However, I'm surprised (even amazed!) how poorly supported is full screen mode, for both work and presentations. There is a Presentation Mode (Visio 2016) available, but due to the lack of Pan&Zoom support it's pretty much useless I'm afraid :( Also, I wish I could work with block diagrams in Full Screen mode with only relevant Panes (e.g. shapes) when using my laptop, where every inch of display area is absolutely critical. Are there any plans to address these concerns? These day's I'm forced to print out my diagrams into PDFs for full…

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          • align lines / boxes diagonally according to one side of their shape

            can't align things on a certain angle / center them on a diagonal or inclined axis.

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              0 comments  ·  Flowcharts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow editing of shapes stored in OneDrive for Business

              In my experience, shapes cannot be edited if they are stored in a OneDrive for Business account.

              They can be edited if they are stored in a OneDrive Personal account or of course locally on the computer in use.

              This doesn't make much sense from a usability point of view; there's no warning or error message, you just can't edit them and you have to figure this limitation out for yourself.

              Please allow us to store our custom templates in OneDrive for Business and have them editable in place there.

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              • Make Visio useable for creating web graphics

                In older versions to create a (cropped) PNG, one just had to select 'Fit to drawing'. Now it seems you have to 1) check 'Fit to drawing' 2) Select 'Developer' 3) Show Shape Sheet 4) Scroll Down to Print Properties 5) Zero all four of Page*Margin 5) Close developer spreadsheet. Then repeat for every drawing you do (does not appear to be global). Have used Visio since the early days as tool for creating web graphics, and been a huge fan. But combined with the inability to cleaning create a clean transparent PNG background, Visio is no longer suitable for…

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Drill down behind objects

                  Drill down behind objects

                  It would be nice to have change to drill down the view behind overlaping objects.
                  Meaning that I often have many overlaping objects that should not be moved front or back. But when I have to change objects behind some other object it's a pain to get them in sight. If it would be possible to drill the view easily behind other objects all changes would be much easier to carry out.
                  E.g. alt+shift+mouse roll would fit for this purpose

                  Similar feature would work for PowerPoint also.

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                  • Address the issues and suggestion that are posted here on Uservoice!

                    A lot of issues and suggestions has been posted here, but the lack of feedback and interest from Microsoft is an even bigger issue.

                    Please show a little interest in your customers!

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Auto name tabs on org charts

                      When creating an org chart from excel, name the tabs created using the field on the excel file. For instance break page by department
                      There are 4 departments: Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance
                      The tabs should be named by department.
                      Specially for large organizations with more than 20 departments. I think it would be useful

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                        0 comments  ·  Org Chart  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I suggest to include more options to break page by on org charts for instance: by department, by org or any other field

                        When creating org charts from excel, having more options to break pages by department or org or any other field in the excel file would be helpful

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                          • when saving over an existing file, do not suggest to override: instead, suggest to append the sheets (applicable to excel as well)

                            I suggest that when I save a visio diagram and I am presenting with the Save As dialog box, and if I select an existing visio file - instead of being prompted on whether I would like the original file to be overwritten, I suggest that I would be given the option of appending my work to the existing file, as an additional sheet

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                            • Please allow users to copy a page to a different diagram

                              While we can duplicate pages within the same diagram, there seems to be no UI for copying an entire page to a separate diagram. This as per https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Can-I-copy-a-page-in-a-Visio-drawing-05301974-cd3f-4044-8a70-d3c20bb46d1b seems to be a limitation since 2007. Can we look into this? Unable to copy a page to another file seems really strange when we compare it with other Office applications such as Word or Excel.

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                              • Add Data Visualizer to Visio 2016

                                Is there a plan to add Data Visualizer to Visio 2016 too? Right now it looks like it is only available for Visio Pro for Office 365. Thanks!

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                                  • Provide multiple mouse drag selection types

                                    When selecting objects by dragging the mouse to create a selection box, a nice feature to have would be to have it select either only what is completely contained within the box or everything the box contains and touches, depending on which direction the box is dragged in. Autodesk's AutoCAD has a good example of this.
                                    Another idea may be to have Ctrl+drag make a freeform line that selects anything it touches. Adobe Illustrator has something like that with their pen tool.

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                                    • Pages Groups

                                      Similar to OneNote where many pages would be grouped under a collapsable page group.

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                                      • Fix the way text is selected. I want to start the selection where I click not where my cursor is.

                                        Currently the text selection starts at my cursor location and ends where I click highlighting everything in between. This is the ONLY product that has this behavior. Make it so my selection starts where I click and hold down my left mouse and ends where I move to and release left mouse.

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                                        • Support SVG import like the rest of office!

                                          Allow the import of SVG files inside of Visio to make it consistent with the rest of office. I can't event import a company logo. Thanks.

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