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  1. Allow Hyperlinks to VSTS repositories

    Currently, when I add a hyperlink to a shape which points to a Visual Studio Team Services account (https://name.visualstudio.com) Vusio throws an error saying it can't open the URL. Should be quite easy to fix.

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    • Make Visio part of Office suite

      Please make Visio part of every Office suite as it is one of the 4 most essential programs (Word for writing, Excel for calculating, PowerPoint for presenting and Visio for drawing).

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      • Allow container shapes to define internal margins

        Currently container shapes allow for Heading placement along one edge, which Visio takes into account when deciding where the member shapes area should be. However if you want a container to include both a Header and Footer areas then either the footer has to be place outside of the shape's alignment box or have put up with possible overlap where the footer sits inside the member shapes area.

        Additional container User cells could include something like User.visMemberAreaEdgeLeft, User.visMemberAreaEdgeTop, User.visMemberAreaEdgeRight and User.visMemberAreaEdgeBottom. These non-mandatory cells would allow development of additional features such as extra footer or side legend areas.

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        • let me register my visio activation key after i accidently log in with my microsoft account

          i just got a key to activate visio through my work place. I downloaded and opened visio and got to a log in screen. I logged in to my Microsoft account and the option to register my key disappeared. I then tried to log out and in several times to look for the option but it was nowhere to be found. it only appeared before I FIRST logged in with my Microsoft account...

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          • I suggest you make import and export of GraphML possible

            I suggest you make import and export of GraphML possible

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            • 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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              • Visio 2013 shift when inserting text

                Kind time of day
                There is MS Visio 2013
                This application is actively used for creating network diagrams
                The schemes are very large, they contain several thousand different figures
                Recently noticed a bug:
                When inserting text into a shape (copy, paste), the area on the screen is shifted to the right downwards, that is, The figure itself, where the text has just been inserted, disappears from the field of view
                Even recorded a video where this bug is reproduced:
                Https://yadi.sk/i/jURyD5J93MH6ZB

                I ask to help to eliminate this behavior
                thank you in advance.

                there is a Russian-language branch where this problem…

                2 votes
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                • BRING BACK STENCILS AND SHAPES WINDOWS - WHAT WE USED ALL THE TIME! + THE NEW WINDOWS INTERFACE IS HORRIBLE! YOU GUYS BOUGHT / RUINED VISIO!

                  Bring back the old tabs / interface that is configurable! (New one is really Horrible!)
                  Bring back all the Stencils / Shapes - Like measuring arrows w. length displayed...Electrical / Mechanical items (Big reason Visio WAS fast and easy to use!)

                  Something Good? New Centering function is great!

                  Aloha
                  Tommy

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                  • As user I would like to make make calendars

                    As a user I would like to make a calendar for one year or just for a few month. I should be able to choose Start date and how many month should be shown. Month should be shown like January, February og March in columns. Se layout via linket: https://kalendersiden.dk/.

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                    • Provide option to disable Research

                      The Research pane pops up constantly, slowing performance and taking up too much space, when highlighting text. The only way to disable is to uninstall or via code. Provide users an option to disable this service while working, or make it available on demand rather than automatic.

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                      • Add a checkbox to remember US vs. Metric units

                        Every time I start a new diagram, I'm asked to specify US or Metric units. I always choose the same option. It would be great to add a "remember this decision" checkbox to that dialog so I can skip that step and go straight into building my diagram.

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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.

                          10 votes
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                          • Edit ShapeSheet cells for multiple shapes at once

                            Allow the user to select multiple shapes, and edit all their ShapeSheets at once. Today I wanted to be able to select all of a particular shape on my page and change the Width cell to be tied to a Page User-defined cell value. I had to click each one and edit it separately, about 50 in total.

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                            • Keep a shape glued to a guide if an unglued handle is used to resize the shape

                              I have several shapes glued to guides. If I try to resize a shape by clicking and dragging a handle that isn't glued, then the whole shape becomes unglued. It would be nice if the glue would keep the shape in place while allowing the resize to happen.

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                              • Export as .PNG

                                As above

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                                • Share/ collaborate in drawing

                                  Allow to share a drawing between mutliple users so they can collaborate and edit a document together (like in Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

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                                  • Animations

                                    Add possibility to make animations!

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                                    • 3D models

                                      Add Paint 3D functions and creating/ inserting 3D models (like in Word).

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                                      • 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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                                        • Allow customizable shortcuts.

                                          Allow customizable shortcuts like in Word.

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