Visio on Desktop

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  1. Populate flowcharts based on pictures

    I create a lot of process/business workflows with butcher paper & sticky notes. It would be great if I could take a picture of what I was working on & upload it into Visio. Then, all I would have to do is check to make sure everything was correct (and edit, if needed).

    8 votes
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  2. Make text in angled text boxes selectable/searchable after saving as PDF

    In Visio 2016, any text box that is completely vertical or horizontal (0°, 90°, 180°, -90°) is selectable and searchable after saving as a PDF however, if the text box is at an angle other than any of the above angles, the text is not selectable or searchable after saving as a PDF.

    This was possible with Visio 2010.

    10 votes
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  3. Floorplan/Seating chart linked to AD Users

    Allow creation of interactive seating chart/floorplan so that clicking on a user at a location pops AD user info (e.g. Delve details). Allow searching for a user/printer to find location.Results could be embedded in Sharepoint page, Teams tab, etc.

    4 votes
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  4. Modernize the Visio icon

    Modernize the Visio icon. All the other products have a new look and this makes the Visio icon look dated

    3 votes
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  5. Excel to Visio

    We are just discovering the ability to create process maps in Excel and export to Visio. This seems like it has potential to save us a lot of time.

    We would like the ability to do the following:
    1. Customize the Header (Title) area
    2. Specify color for the various Function groups
    3. Add a standard shape (Divided Process) to the Shapes dropdown list
    4. Add a customer shape (Divided Subprocess) saved to More Shapes > Favorites > My Shapes to the Shapes dropdown list

    1 vote
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  6. Create a native Mac OS X version

    Create a native Mac OS X version

    66 votes
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  7. non-smart

    Make a non-smart TV. Make a TV that has just all the great hardware and picture quality and physical inputs, but does not have the stream or smart TV apps. Majority of people have streaming boxes (ie: roku, apple TV, firestick), cable top box that can also do streaming or is connected to a computer device. The apps on a smart TV are not updated often enough or supported through the life of the TV that it creates frustration for the consumer. Charge less for the lack of smart capabilities and lack of hardware need for the smart functions.

    Otherwise…

    1 vote
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  8. Fix <include> <extend> connectors in Use Case Digs asap!

    Use Case Diagrams are hard to deal with when <include> <extend> arrows/connectors work poorly. Make user orient the direction of <include> <extend> connectors i.e. let user decide the shape in which it should connect goals, not only single straight way connection should be allowed, it overlaps the goals and lines hence making dig look messy.
    Please fix this asap! People don't buy visio to frustrate themselves when using it. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  9. Ability to make existing connector dynamic/static manually

    It would be useful to have the ability to change the type of an existing connector to make it dynamic or static to change from one type to another, without having to delete the connector and create a new one.

    1 vote
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  10. Ability to set default for all new drawings

    I would like to be able to set all the defaults like having the grid on, connection points on, no arrows on connectors ect so when I create a new visio drawing these are already set and set for everyone in the company.

    3 votes
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  11. Single Document Interface

    I'm surprised that in 2019 Visio still has a Multiple-Document Interface. Could we please move to a Single-Document Interface? The MDI is confusing and frustrating. It would be so much more productive to be able to arrange multiple Visio instances as you like without being constrained to a single instance approach and to be able to see them on the Taskbar.

    5 votes
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  12. I cannot use delete button to delete connectors or shapes using delete keyboard button - Visio freezes for minutes

    I cannot use keyboard delete button to delete connectors or shapes - Visio freezes for minutes. I have to right click and CUT or use the menu delete icon X. I think you have a bug there!

    1 vote
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  13. Update Printer Defaults

    The Print dialogue always reverts back to the default "Print Entire Document" setting even when switching between sheets in the same documents. Depending on the scale of individual sheets and the number of them this can result in DOZENS of sheets being sent to the printer. Why can't there be an option where the user can set the default print option? "Current Page Only" is far more useful.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow connection to SQL Server 2017 for reverse engineering databases

    Currently, Visio Pro 365 (32 bit and 64 bit) does not allow connections to databases created using SQL Server 2017.

    Please add this capability.

    2 votes
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    1 vote
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  16. Ability to print comments

    Ability to move a shapes' comment bubble in 2016. The default location is sometimes in the way of a line arrow or text and therefore the arrow can't be seen.

    1 vote
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  17. Make adding Azure stencile simple

    It is difficult these days to create any Visio diagrams. Azure stencils keep changing icons does not match and now after searching and finding the stencils appears that someone forgot to create vssx file.

    1 vote
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  18. Provide a way of automating (VBA?) provision of parameters for Data Visualization wizard. .

    I use Data Visualizer to produce 186 no. flowcharts of ETL SSIS package process chains from dependency configuration info (which changes from time to time).. The flowchart parameters are identical apart from the data source. it's very time-consuming having to do it manually.

    2 votes
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  19. Domestic Electrical Single Line Diagram conforming with BS7671

    Why can't you add a Domestic Electrical Single Line Diagram conforming with BS7671.
    What you have available is not much use to UK Electrical Contractors

    1 vote
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  20. Option to render diagram to a specified size with Data Visualizer

    For the Flowchart Data Visualizers, please provide the option to create diagram of a specified size, e.g. fit to 1 letter size page, size to 7" x 10", etc., and render accordingly. When I am manually resizing, I end up with lots of white space unless I move around the individual diagram components manually, which defeats the point of using the visualizer tool.

    5 votes
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