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  1. Resolve the problem with "ms-visio nft" (New From Template)

    “Using the Visio ms-visio:nft function does not set the Save As location.

    For example, when using...

    ms-visio:nft|u|https://[path]/Test.vstx|s|https://[path]

    This should create a new Visio drawing based on the template given, and set the default save location to that specified with the 's' command.

    What happens though is the Visio file is created, but the default save location is NOT set which is a major problem for our integration.

    This doesn't work for any Visio template. We can reproduce on any version of Visio and with local and http file locations.

    There is no error reported.

    Note: the same function DOES…

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    • (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?

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      • Remove the defects in the text editing from the colour by value function for data objects

        When data is loaded from a data source the colour by value feature does not alter the text colour when a text colour is selected.

        No other colour than black text is displayed.

        It is also impossible to bulk edit the text colour of all the shapes by selecting them all and changing the font colour on the ribbon.

        This defect should be remediate.

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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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          • Connect to Power BI's "Analyze in Excel" .odc connection

            It would be fantastic if we could use Power BI's "Analyze in Excel" .odc connection.

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            • BPMN 2.0 Import/Export

              Ability to serialise/deserialise a BPMN 2.0 Process diagram as BPMN 2.0 XML.

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