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  1. Create a native Mac OS X version

    Create a native Mac OS X version

    37 votes
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  2. 8 votes
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  3. (Reinstate) PDF Layer Support

    Earlier versions of Visio exported layer information to PDF which was extremely useful (and encouraged the use of Visio as a preferred drawing tool)
    PDFs could then be distributed with the option to switch on and off the layers of information but this feature no longer works. Files can still be Saved/Exported as PDF but all layer information is discarded as if it was printed to PDF instead.

    Was there a reason that PDF layer support was dropped?

    7 votes
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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. walkthrough

    Often after designing a process flow, I have to "walk through" what has been documented, to ensure there are no "dead ends", or lines not correctly joined, not described after a decision, or just to make sure the process actually makes sense; and I currently do this by zooming in, and manually tracing through the process (or printing it out and studying the process). A really useful feature would be a way to "simulate" the process, defining where it starts, then following it all the way through, one decision branch at a time (once that branch has been completed, going…

    2 votes
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  6. Add cosine wave in the waveform generator

    The current waveform generator available in the shapes allows us to draw one period of a sine wave.
    Sometimes, we want to create graphs with sine waves, but maybe a cosine, and maybe not one entire period. Currently, to do so, we have to use the current shape and hide the parts not wanted with white rectangles... This is a bit annoying and not very clean.

    It would be nice to be able to have as a shape :
    - a cosine over one period
    - a cosine/sine over half a period
    - a cosine/sine over a quarter a period

    3 votes
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. Network Diagram Connector

    Please make a connector for network diagrams that has multiple text fields that are pinned at the beginning, middle, and end of the connector. This will be used when drawing network connections where the middle text box shows the cable/connection ID, and each end shows the port number.

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    1 vote
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  10. SQL Server reverse-engineer option to include schema in object name

    When reverse-engineering SQL Server databases it would be nice to have the option to include schema in object name. Visio considers the schema name to be the "owner", but schema is not often the owner anymore.

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  11. When Visio file is saved as PDF format, hide hidden lines in a combined group correctly.

    Example can be downloaded https://mega.nz/#!d8hCEQDB!jodLabH9Mi9bOKoEVsF8XQrFSxlopDSIGshLmHLkztQ.

    A line is combined with a circle to get the "Off-center Radial Fill Effect" as described in http://www.visguy.com/2007/08/30/off-center-radial-fill-effect/. The effect is great in Visio. Nevertheless, when the file is saved as PDF foramt, the hidden line becomes visible, as shown in the file "BugReport_pdf_from_vsdx.pdf". Please correct this behavior. Many thanks !

    1 vote
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  12. Dealcliq | best online store

    dealcliq.com provides you the amazing collection of products. You an get the latest techonology products on dealcliq.com, Pay Online and Get your products delivered on doorsteps.

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  13. save the color settings depending on the values

    It would be helpful if I can save the color settings.
    For example, on my org chart, I would like to color CEO as blue, VP as green and etc.
    The default color setting changes everytime I upload the new excel files and would be nice if visio can save the settings depends on the values.

    1 vote
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  14. Modernize Computers and Monitors, Network and Peripherals shapes to a new group called Information Technology shapes

    Modernize Computers and Monitors, Network and Peripherals shapes to a new group called Information Technology shapes. Modernize the shapes and include more graphically enhanced shapes for IT related equipment. Flyout menus to change the colors of said shapes quickly.

    1 vote
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  15. Hold spacebar to move drawing around canvas with mouse.

    Similar to other products on the market to help "standardize" certain shortcuts to do tasks. For this one, holding spacebar change mouse icon to a hand and allow user to move the drawing around on the canvas.

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  17. Make Hyperlink selection more user-friendly

    When creating Hyperlinks within a Visio document, the Sub-address selection dialog is horribly unusable.
    Specifically, the Page dropdown shows only five pages, meaning that its scrollbar handle is over 50% of the height of the scrollbar itself once up/down buttons are accounted for. As such, the handle is utterly useless. (Especially when there are dozens of pages in the document.) Please make this dropdown taller, so that selecting the appropriate page is not such a chore.

    1 vote
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  18. Fix vertical axis zero on page orientation change

    The default for a page layout if landscape. The first page has its origin in the lower left corner. However, when changing the page layout to portrait, it is not the lower left corner that is pinned, but the upper left corner. As such, the vertical axis zero is always somewhere around the middle of a portrait page.
    Please fix this, such that the vertical axis zero is always on a page boundary, whatever orientation is selected.
    (In case it matters, I am using A3 paper size.)

    1 vote
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  19. Active User Report

    Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

    8 votes
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  20. Ability to color tabs in Visio

    In the same way you can color tabs in Excel, it would be helpful to have that feature in Visio. It's helpful when reviewing comments or addressing comments from teammates. When I am complete with a tab, I could color it green for tracking purposes.

    7 votes
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