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  1. process

    Integrate to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, to allow people to create and monitor real workflows and apps in Visio instead of just visualizations.

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility & API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export as .PNG

      As above

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      • Enhance Shape Reports to allow one-click integration with Microsoft Flow

        Shape Reports can be made even easier to integrate with MS Flow if:
        1. Option to not include the first title row
        2. Format the list as Table1 (or better still include optional table name)
        3. Option to run a specific Shape Report to a specified file path with one click.
        With these enhancements, Microsoft Flow can listen for updates to the specified Excel file and action it, such as update a SharePoint list, send an email, request Approval, etc....

        3 votes
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        • Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

          Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

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          • Fix the text spacing (kerning) issues that have returned in Visio 2016

            It appears that the letter spacing (kerning) issue that was common in Visio 2013 and then fixed in Visio 2016 has returned in Visio 2016, Version 1703, Build 7967.2139. This is an annoyance to many and a major problem for those of us using Visio to create figures and diagrams for technical publications.

            7 votes
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            • Add proper support for Metric Units

              Creating a document with Metric Units instead of US Units results in strange bugs.

              - Zooming to 100% is impossible, Visio insists on zooming to 101%. Bug since at least Visio 2010, see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/66256826-aab5-4b04-a199-83d050207960/is-it-possible-to-zoom-in-to-exactly-100-in-a-visio-2010-metric-drawing?forum=visiogeneral
              - Unequal spacing between connection points of an UML Lifeline. Bug since at least Visio 2013, see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_visio-mso_winother/uml-lifeline-stencil-needs-more-connection-points/95c50dff-b65c-484a-97ba-12e872cc1413

              The majority of the world uses the metric system, and you are an international company, so please add proper support for it.

              3 votes
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              • Infographic maker should be there

                To make infographic pictures different icons should be added

                2 votes
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                • #Position - side by side

                  It would be handy position shapes side by side;
                  Usually in the position it inserts, and/or average the space between the shapes.
                  This feature would have 0mm of spacing between the shapes.

                  Now it is difficult to align shapes side by side with 0 spacing...

                  1 vote
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                  • Fix Picture Tools / Format Picture / Transparency so that it does not "blur" photos while it makes them transparent.

                    The "Format Picture" / "Transparency" tool unacceptably blurs the subject image as it makes it transparent. This is a flaw with an important functionality and needs to be fixed. Visio 2006 performed this task perfectly. I look forward to the fix; thanks.

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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it possible to import Visio drawings to PowerPoint as separate blocks

                      If you could import flowcharts as separate blocks to PowerPoint you would be able to add different animations and present the blocks one by one. When you're only able to import the Visio drawing as a picture it's hard to present it in a smart way for the viewers.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flowcharts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make autosave work

                        I created Visio drawing, spent lot of time.
                        Saved the file.
                        During the save procedure Visio crashed.
                        At settings I had set autosave time for 5 minutes. But there are no autosave file anywhere.
                        What do you guess - will I extend my Visio 365 subscription for a program that is not able to save?

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                        • COBIT Template

                          Just as Visio already has the ITIL template to draw shapes for this framework, it would be great to include the proper template for COBIT to draw shapes for IT government, audit & security. For example shapes for domains, risk, benefit, resource, control, principle, need, stakeholder, goal, etc.

                          I think the ISACA community will be happy to collaborate in this template (I will be happy as a ISACA member).

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                          • ISO 9001 Template

                            I think it would be useful to have a ISO 9001 template including the objects this framework use.

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                            • PMBOK Template

                              Just as Visio already has the ITIL template to draw shapes for this framework, it would be great to include the proper template for PMBOK to draw shapes for project management framework.

                              For example shapes for life cycle, initiation phase, planning phase, building and controlling phase, closing phase, project charter, project, program leader, project leader, findings, objective, budget and so on

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                              • Ability to download add templates so that I can choose that with new

                                With file new, the list of available templates are those provided by MS. Please provide an ability to download/create templates so that I can choose that with file new - and use my own template

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                                • Dial our toll free number 1-888-262-1663 for instant Microsoft office support.

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                                  1 vote
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                                  • Microsoft Office 365 | office setup | office setup 365

                                    You'll use your Microsoft Account for everything you do with Office. If you use a Microsoft service like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype, you already have an account.http://officecomsetup.com

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                                    • Make fullscreen mode useful

                                      Visio is great, no doubts about this. However, I'm surprised (even amazed!) how poorly supported is full screen mode, for both work and presentations. There is a Presentation Mode (Visio 2016) available, but due to the lack of Pan&Zoom support it's pretty much useless I'm afraid :( Also, I wish I could work with block diagrams in Full Screen mode with only relevant Panes (e.g. shapes) when using my laptop, where every inch of display area is absolutely critical. Are there any plans to address these concerns? These day's I'm forced to print out my diagrams into PDFs for full…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Address the issues and suggestion that are posted here on Uservoice!

                                        A lot of issues and suggestions has been posted here, but the lack of feedback and interest from Microsoft is an even bigger issue.

                                        Please show a little interest in your customers!

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Auto name tabs on org charts

                                          When creating an org chart from excel, name the tabs created using the field on the excel file. For instance break page by department
                                          There are 4 departments: Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance
                                          The tabs should be named by department.
                                          Specially for large organizations with more than 20 departments. I think it would be useful

                                          2 votes
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