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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. 2 votes
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  4. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

    2 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Make an organization chart template without pictures

    It would be great if there was an organization chart template that didn't include pictures. More room for text and gets rid of that useless space.

    1 vote
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  14. Add equations

    Add equations and fire the guys who removed math. Problem solved, perfect product. The team behind math tool removers can you tell me? How should I add any indexed text or very basic math operations?

    1 vote
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  15. A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability

    A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability to aid re-allocation of licences would be good

    1 vote
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  16. Please add layer properties to the task pane or anchor the Layers Property dialog box

    There is nothing more frustrating than working with layers and dealing with a popup window every time I have to change a layer property. It would make sense to make it a task pane that stays open. Or just make it an anchored dialog box that allows editing in the background while open. Additionally, the current size popup window limits the view of a heavily layered document.

    1 vote
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  17. Enable Search within custom stencils accessible for non-US English locales

    Hi,

    It appears that Search functionality in custom stencils works only if stencil's locale is set to "English (United States)" and visio document is set with "US Units".

    This is limiting the Search results from custom stencils.

    Can this issue be fixed?

    Thanks,
    Mahesh.

    1 vote
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  18. An overlay page

    How about an overlay page to go in front of the foreground page. Currently items can block items on a background page, There is no way to have background items blocking foreground items.

    2 votes
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  19. Add option to disable "snap to shape"

    When using a connector between shapes the connection automatically snaps to the center of the shape (a box pops up indicating "snap to shape". There does not appear to be any way to disable this snapping other than entirely disabling snap.

    I want to be able to leave other snapping enabled (e.g. snap to grid) and not have the snap automatically jump to the shape. There are options to disable other individual snapping options but not this one.

    This worked fine in previous versions of Visio and makes Visio almost unusable for my application. Adding the ability to enable or…

    3 votes
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  20. Fix issue with opening links from diagram shapes (Ctrl key/function issue)

    Lately, every shape you hover over triggers a pop-up message “Ctrl + Click to follow link”, even though there is not a link associated to a shape.

    In the past, when you hovered over a shape, there would be no pop out unless there were actually hyperlinks. You would just need to click on a shape to open a hyperlink (if there was one). Now, in addition to the constant pop-up stated above, users need to click Ctrl to open a link.

    We have seen this situation appear and then disappear, which is confusing to end users and an ongoing…

    2 votes
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