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  1. 6 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Need to hide the 'Give Feedback' option

        Right now there is no provision to hide and un-hide controls on the Status Bar. The only option available is Hide the complete toolbar. Can we have a API where we can select which tools we want.

        Requirement : Need to hide the 'Give Feedback' option

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        • Provide a way to turn off auto-zoom. I can read it at 85% and want to edit that way to keep the perspective but it forces to 101%. Annoyin

          (1) Option to turn off auto-zoom please. It is very annoying to have it continually adjust the size when editing. I can happily read it at 85%. At the 100% it forces me to edit at, I lose perspective on the next edit.
          (2) Ability to freeze panes to see the swimlane titles always

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          • Distribute connectors vertically and horizontally

            When you manually insert extra connectors, you have to eyeball it and then don't have an option to distribute them evenly, e.g. I have three lines to come out of a rectangular shape. It only has one connector in the middle. I drop one either side of it, I have no way to space them at quarter points. When I select them all, the distribute options are greyed out.

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            • Add option to disable 'Bus-style Edge Routing'

              Currently, "Hierarchy" flow, using "bus" style (multiple edge ends to be anchored at the same location).
              It's will be better to have an option to disable "bus" style.
              To understand, go to https://docs.yworks.com/yfilesjava/doc/api/#/dguide/hierarchical_layout#hierarchical_layout-automatic_edge_grouping

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                0 comments  ·  Flowcharts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Microsoft Visio 2016 and if..else..then box does not fit the Activity Diagram as I want it to be

                In Visio when I choose Activity Diagram (Sent and received Messaging system among) and place if...else..then box, that box doesn't fit the activity diagram as I wanted it to be. So I have to condense all the actors and messages closer or smaller to fit the if..else..then. And it's kind of tedious and a hassle if you have lots of actors and messages at the top. Am I missing something or is this a bug? Last semester I was in Software Design Pattern and Unified Modelling Language course and all the students in my class had this same problem. My…

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                  0 comments  ·  Database &UML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Only download stencils from SharePoint if the drawing is using SharePoint stencils

                  We have noticed through our use of Visio desktop and SharePoint Online, that when we open a drawing in SharePoint, Visio attempts to download each stencil it uses from the same SharePoint location.

                  The issue is that these stencils are not held in SharePoint and are in fact on the local computer - the paths to which are recorded inside the drawing.

                  Yet Visio tries to download them, which adds 1 or 2 seconds wait, per stencil, to do so. Many of our drawings use 6 - 7 stencils, so this total wait time adds a noticeable delay.

                  Please restrict…

                  12 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Sharepoint Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Resolve the problem with "ms-visio nft" (New From Template)

                    “Using the Visio ms-visio:nft function does not set the Save As location.

                    For example, when using...

                    ms-visio:nft|u|https://[path]/Test.vstx|s|https://[path]

                    This should create a new Visio drawing based on the template given, and set the default save location to that specified with the 's' command.

                    What happens though is the Visio file is created, but the default save location is NOT set which is a major problem for our integration.

                    This doesn't work for any Visio template. We can reproduce on any version of Visio and with local and http file locations.

                    There is no error reported.

                    Note: the same function DOES…

                    20 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility & API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a native Mac OS X version

                      Create a native Mac OS X version

                      14 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Active User Report

                        Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

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                        • Add support for modifying Data Visualizer Excel files

                          Data Visualizer saves is a great time saver for building process maps. Unfortunately, the connection is permanently broken if you change the table name, worksheet, file name or file location. This prevents me from distributing the documents with the functionality intact.

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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • (Reinstate) PDF Layer Support

                            Earlier versions of Visio exported layer information to PDF which was extremely useful (and encouraged the use of Visio as a preferred drawing tool)
                            PDFs could then be distributed with the option to switch on and off the layers of information but this feature no longer works. Files can still be Saved/Exported as PDF but all layer information is discarded as if it was printed to PDF instead.

                            Was there a reason that PDF layer support was dropped?

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                              1 comment  ·  Extensibility & API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • generate code from Visio class diagrams

                              Restore the code generation from UML diagrams and UML creation from code. I'm stunned to find this removed from the latest versions. UML and class diagrams in Visio were good and now are useless. I'm uninstalling Visio to save my company the 200 dollars because, without this feature, Visio is not worth 200 dollars in a development environment.

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                                0 comments  ·  Database &UML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Able to choose the grid colors

                                1) Able to choose the grid color. Shades of gray or other user's color choices.

                                2) Grid with more shades help to pin point a grid section when working with multiples SCALES such as inches, feet and others scales.

                                3) In Visio version #1 released in 1992 their was a dynamic green cross that moved in sync with the cursor allowing comparing a pair of two values with the grid.. Need more reasearch about that...

                                Thanks so much!

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                                  0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make external data import use multiple cores again.

                                  Visio pro 2010, 2013 uses multiple cores 2016 only use 1 core if you do an external data import from excel. to give you an idea. I have 1 large visio flow and I import the data from excel, the 2010 and 2013 versions of visio need 5 a 6 minutes to complete. Visio 2016 is after 1 hour on 10%

                                  I tested this behaviour on several pc's from windows 7 up to 10, office 2010 up to office 365, 32 and 64 bit. and. My last try to see if this problem was gone was a i9-7980XE 128GB ram…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please could we have keyboard short cuts send backward and bring forward

                                    Additional shortcut for Send Backward and Bring Forward.
                                    In addition to the existing shortcuts for sent to back and bring to front , please could we have shortcuts and or mouse wheel control of sending backward or bringing forward as seldom we use back and front but more we are somewhere in the middle of many layers...

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                                    • When you insert an image in Visio 2016, the quality of the inserted image is lost.

                                      When you insert an image in Visio 2016, the quality of the inserted image is lost.

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                                      • Make Visio open and read hand drawn flowcharts(Picture from whiteboard) and convert them to corresponding shape objects in Visio

                                        Flowcharts and processes are many times finalized as a group on big sheets of paper or whiteboards. A photo of this whiteboard or paper charts are then taken and emailed to user for creating the entire chart in Visio. Recommended Idea is to make visio read the photo file and translate the images into shapes best corresponding to the library. (Image recognition based idea)

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