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  1. visio viewer

    “Publish an installable standalone Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, web browser or OneDrive. Dependence on
    -OneDrive limits end-user usability
    -Web browser limits resolution and movement around larger documents”

    11 votes

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  2. Auto Save files in SharePoint or One Drive

    Please provide the option to Auto Save Visio files when saved in SharePoint or One Drive. (Like every other MS file-type)

    8 votes

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  3. Visio Database Relationship Connect to Column

    It would be really useful to have the ability to show database connections on the diagram directly to the column this allows users viewing the documentation to directly see the connections without having to click each table

    2 votes

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  4. 2 votes

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  5. Make importing excel workflows more user friendly

    Add Data Visualizer to Visio Pro 2019, in order to allow clean Excel data imports. Right now, the Quick and Custom import functions are useless.

    1 vote

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  6. Stopping Automatic Behavior of Lanes and Pools in VISIO BPMN Template

    According to the BPMN 2.x standard, pools and lanes are two different things; I want Visio to treat them as such. Visio 2019 or 2020 (whatever the current version is) draws no distinction between pools and lanes; they're both Visio containers. If I place a pool on top of a lane, Visio wraps them both in a container that's a pool; it treats both the lane and the pool as lanes. If I drop a lane onto a pool, Visio treats them both as lanes and wraps them in a pool. If I drop a pool on top of a…

    1 vote

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  7. Please make the reverse engineering capability work with MS Access

    Please make the reverse engineering capability work with MS Access, AS IS STATED AS POSSIBLE ON YOUR WEBSITE :

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/reverse-engineer-an-existing-database-into-a-database-model-fb034862-acfc-45bc-88b2-f33d1e1f8614

    Or refund my money for upgrading to Visio 2019 to get this capability based on reading you website. How uncool is this? Answer: VERY

    1 vote

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  8. Please make the reverse engineering capability work with MS Access, as stated on your website

    Please make the reverse engineering capability work with MS Access, as stated on your website :

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/reverse-engineer-an-existing-database-into-a-database-model-fb034862-acfc-45bc-88b2-f33d1e1f8614

    Or refund my money for upgrading to Visio 2019 to get this capability based on reading you website. How uncool is this? Answer: VERY

    1 vote

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  9. Clear Instruction on How to Open for new users

    When purchasing Plan 1 Visio, the email includes the link to the account dashboard. Nowhere in the email or on the dashboard provides information on how to actually access the software. Clicking a small 9-dot icon to open the list is not intuitive, and should be made clear. Please support your new users more effectively

    1 vote

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  10. While Visio 2013 is open Windows 10 taskbar pops up and down every few seconds

    On Windows 10 1909, using Office 365 (latest version), Visio 2013 open, with the taskbar set to auto hide. Randomly, the taskbar will bouncing up and down but there is nothing for the app to do. It's not flashing to save or anything like that. I have forced a save but taskbar will continue to bounce until Visio is closed. Once Visio is closed the behavior stops.

    1 vote

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  11. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

    2 votes

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  12. Online education learning

    We aim to teach the Best way to learn Quran Online with the Best Online Quran Teachers. https://quranonlinecourses.blogspot.com/2021/01/basics-of-quran-to-learn-to-recite.html

    1 vote

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  13. Allow everyone in a Microsoft Teams Channel tab to view Visio diagram

    Everyone in a tenant should be able to view a visio diagram that is posted as a Microsoft Teams channel tab (or a Sharepoint page). Currently Plan 1 is required to view diagrams. Plan 1 should be required to edit/participate in a visio diagram, but not view or comment on Visio diagrams.

    2 votes

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  14. Include the SI symbols for electrical switches etc under Engineering, Switches and Relays.

    Some of the timer symboils line up with the SI symbols and some seem to operate reverse to what is labelled.
    The switches should have a symbol representing what actuates them. The Pushbutton switches do not show the actuating symbol for a push button.

    1 vote

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  15. Be able to upgrade to Professional from Standard at a reduced price

    It would be great to be able to upgrade from Visio Standard to Professional at a reduced price. Or have the ability to purchase or download symbols, stencils, and shapes for the standard version without having to pay $530 for something you already have but with a few more features you may use.

    1 vote

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  16. I suggest that Microsoft returns the embedded object "Microsoft Equation" to Visio Pro 2019

    Microsoft Equation Object has no more been embedded in Visio Pro 2019. Actually, we and many users still need this object. We ask Microsoft to return it. We have been using it along the previous time with the former Visio editions.

    1 vote

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  17. Be able to classify, label and protect Visio diagrams with Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels

    Word, PowerPoint, Excel and several third party applications support MIP labels to flag the sensitivity and confidentiality of a document, apply protection and enforce display of content markings.
    Visio diagrams include just as much sensitive information as these other document formats, and users should be able to label them in the same way with a consistent user experience. Visio already supports the older RMS protection capabilities, but labels would offer a much better and more complete user experience.

    18 votes

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  18. Visio viewer

    Publish an installable Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, Edge or OneDrive. Dependence on OneDrive limits customer usability.

    3 votes

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  19. Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts + ability to select all "like" objects to format.

    Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts. Plus the ability to select all "like" objects for formatting purposes. Formatting seems to be one of the biggest bottlenecks and time wasters.

    8 votes

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  20. Data refresh with coauthoring

    I would like to see a feature where when you are co-authoring documents that have an excel data source, anyone can refresh the data. At the moment, this is not possible.

    24 votes

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