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).

    10 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.

    12 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. Radio built into the tv like Sirius

    Put a radio that you can use and watch tv at the same time.For instance when you watch football you can listen to it on the radio but watch it on the tv but hear the radio commentators instead of tv commentators

    1 vote
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  6. Allow For Co-Equal Partners at the Top of an Org Chart

    A user should be able to generate an Org Chart with co-equal partners at the top of the structure. Allow the flexibility to set up different types of businesses through the Wizard.

    1 vote
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  7. Gantt Charts by the hour

    Make it possible to create Gantt Charts by the hour, so it is possible to enter start and end date AND time as well as Duarion in hours (e.g. 4,5h). Please!

    1 vote
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  8. Create a native Mac OS X version

    Create a native Mac OS X version

    72 votes
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  9. Please fix the ARP display data for Project and Visio 365

    Please fix the ARP data that is displayed for Project and Visio 365. When installed, it display Visio Professional Plus 2016 instead of indicating that it's a 365 product. Causes some confusion in mixed environments with both Professional Plus 2016 and 365.

    1 vote
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  10. Add right/left arrow buttons at each end of the Page bar, allowing scrolling through the Page tabs.

    Having Arrow Buttons at each end of the Page Ribbon, allowing sideways scrolling through pages would be awesome. Often while working on Page A, I need to check something on page Q. So I open the "All box, scroll through the pages, select Q, and check out what I need, copy it, etc. Then to return to page A, I realize that page B is now the first page on the ribbon, so I have to go back to the "All" box, scroll up to A, and Select it.

    If I could just "Click" on a "Left" button, or a…

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. 1 vote
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  13. For all Office apps, on the page where we enter our license key - it should display the version number for the software we are installing

    For all Office apps, on the page where we enter our license key - it should display the version number for the software we are installing

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  14. Linux support

    Support for Linux client , or make Visio online plan 2 feature compatible with Desktop client

    1 vote
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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