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  1. 2 votes

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  2. Automatically remove large area to the left of leftmost node of cross functional flowchart.when that

    Data Visualizer is great! But with a horiz swimlane cross-functional flowchart, when linked data is specified as preceeding ids, I always get a large unused area to the left of the leftmost node (around 30% of drawing width). This requires manually changing the document layout, shrinking paper size etc. It may be a bug but it should be fixed soon as it reduces productivity gains from using Data Visualiser.

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  3. 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…

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  4. Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store from white to black

    Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store shape from white to black

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  5. Invert the default coloring scheme of white lettering on dark fields

    Invert the default coloring scheme of white lettering on dark fields to dark lettering on white fields.
    Three reasons:
    --Printing in the default color scheme needlessly uses ink, energy and natural resources.
    --Printing in dark lettering/white fields is easier to read.
    --Photocopying documents printed in the default color scheme does not work well, especially when printed B/W.

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  6. Make importing excel workflows more user friendly

    Add Data Visualizer to Visio Pro 2019, in order to allow clean Excel data imports. Right now, the Quick and Custom import functions are useless.

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  7. Essay

    I think that a thesis roadmap and essay design would be a great and much-needed addition to the templates for diagrams.

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  8. Document ETL processes..with tables/files as nodes and connectors as SSIS pkgs. Source info is in config. tables that control exe'n sequence

    Help to document ETL processes..with tables/files as nodes and SSIS pkgs as connectors. Raw source info is typically is in 3 no. config. tables that control exe'n sequence (item, package, dependency). Such a flowchart could also be used for PERT/CPA diagrams.

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. Add option to disable 'Bus-style Edge Routing'

    Currently, "Hierarchy" flow, using "bus" style (multiple edge ends to be anchored at the same location).
    It's will be better to have an option to disable "bus" style.
    To understand, go to https://docs.yworks.com/yfilesjava/doc/api/#/dguide/hierarchicallayout#hierarchicallayout-automaticedgegrouping

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  11. Default Date Format for Timeline

    The default date for a timeline shows the month date and year. For a flow that is only 1 year long having the year listed on every milestone just looks like clutter. I should be able to set a default date format that would apply to all milestones added to my timeline.

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  12. New feature to create diagram from picture

    Microsoft just annouce a new feature on Excel. You can take a picture of a data table and turn it into a spreadsheet.

    It could be a huge time savior if I could take a picture of a hand draw diagram and turn it into Visio diagram.

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  13. Fix the bug where "Re-Layout" doesn't work when you are working with a data container

    When you import in a cross functional flowchart using excel and the templates visio provides, the Re-Layout doesn't work. It just makes a terrible layout with the start button in the middle of the swim lane. It's the container that's blocking this. If i disband the container, and do a re-layout (left to right) it will make it look like a really nice professional flowchart. But when i do that, it breaks the link to the data.

    Visio advertises the excel & visio integration feature, but it not even usable

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  15. align lines / boxes diagonally according to one side of their shape

    can't align things on a certain angle / center them on a diagonal or inclined axis.

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  16. Visio Crashes when I uses "Container"... Suggest to fix!

    If I have an amount of Flow Charts selected and then go to insert a Container to capture the Flow Charts, then Visio consistently crashes. If I do not select Flow Charts before inserting a Container it all works great.

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