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  1. Fix multiple copies print out

    When you choose 2 copies, 4 will be printed out, when you choose 3, 9 will be printed out, and so on.

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    • three key fixes to make visio more usable..

      As a long term sufferer of visio ( both my current and previous employers have had it as their default drawing package ~ 18yrs ) and given that it seems likely I will be forced to use it for some time more, I wanted to reach out to Microsoft with some suggestions that might help to get rid of all those 'visio sucks - where can I get a proper drawing program from?' messages that abound on the internet forums. So here goes:

      (1) Grids:

      Visio uses grids which have zoom in steps like 1:2:5:10. The ratios between these grids…

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        • Use the proper hyperlink Description, when exporting to SVG

          Today, when a VSD or VSDX is exported to SVG, the Hyperlink Description is lost. Instead of showing the real description, the block name is used, which makes the description not usable in the SVG.

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          • Make it possible to have OR function in report selection criteria.

            Make it possible to have OR function in report selection criteria. ie all with <shape name> x OR <shape name> y. Also add a contains condition.

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            • Fix a regression bug in recent Visio updates affecting formulas

              When opening our Visio template drawing which has formulas referencing page margin/size in Visio desktop with latest update installed, some of the formulas will convert to static values and lose their referenced values which makes our title block broken and completely messed up. If we roll back Visio updates to Build 16.0.4229.1024 everything works perfectly fine again. But as soon as new updates are installed the issue comes back. This is severely affecting our business and customers.

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                • Make New Window button do what is does in other Office clients

                  Hi,

                  I am using Visio 2016 on a two monitor setup.

                  I clicked the View | New Window button, expecting it to work like it does in Excel and Word, and allow me to have the same file open in two windows; however, unless I am missing something, it only opens another window under the current one.

                  Am I missing something?

                  If not, this is pretty annoying and a bad UI decision.

                  Thanks

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                  • I suggest you make the "close X" in the upper right corner work like every other Microsoft package. When I use the upper right close X on a

                    I suggest you make the "close X" in the upper right corner work like every other Microsoft software package. When I use the upper right close X on a Word document it only closes the current window. When I use the close X on an Outlook email or appointment it only closes the current email or appointment. HOWEVER, when I use the close X in Visio, it shuts down the entire program, not just the current drawing. This is ridiculous! Thank God for the save question on exit or I'd have lost significant progress on my current flowchart. Please fix…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flowcharts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the bug causing edited MathType equations to become scrambled

                          When a MathType equation is inserted as an OLE object, it remains in its original state until 1) the Visio document is closed and reopened, 2) the equation is edited, and 3) the document is closed & reopened again. If those events happen, in that order, the equation becomes scrambled and unreadable/unusable. This is a bug in Visio causing this because it only happens after the document is closed & reopened. If an equation is inserted and edited in the same Visio session, it does not become scrambled. If it is edited later, it only becomes scrambled when the document…

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                          • Initialize volume control sooner in boot sequence

                            Upon turning on TV, volume control via remote control doesn't work until TV completes boot sequence. By this time, sound is already coming out of TV at turn off volume level. Allow users​ to adjust volume control while TV is still booting. Or, add a start volume level in settings so that every time the TV is turned on it will go to an initial start volume level

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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Animated movement

                              Animated movement - In a leadership brain-storm meeting, one would like to manipulate shaped (unconnected); meaning, if we have 10 process in a column and when a shape is moved from the 6th position to the 3rd position, the 4th and 5th move down and number are reorder accordingly; and the same goes for the 2nd process moving to the 4th, the 3rd will move up. you can see the time and effort saving this will render.
                              Best Regards,
                              Abe

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                                • Update DXF or DWG import format to be compatible with Adobe Illustrator 2017 CC in Visio.

                                  The DXF and DWG file import is not compatible with Illustrator. This compatibility needs to be improved. There is no way to import smooth, scalable images from Illustrator.

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                                    • Fix the crash issue

                                      Fix Visio 2016 so that it doesn't crash when a user tries to save a file.

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                                      • Update all visio feedback from the feedback button in the software to link to Microsoft Edge rather than Internet Explorer

                                        This is a no brainer, is it not?

                                        Is it 2017 yet where you live? :D

                                        And please make it available to everyone, not just 365 customers.

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                                        • Visio Hyperlinks - make it so you can cut and paste with mouse.

                                          Right now you HAVE to use Ctrl V to paste an internet hyperlink in Visio 2016. How very 1985 of you! Please make it so we can copy and paste a web address in the hyperlink field in Visio.

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