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  1. 8 votes
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    • 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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      • 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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          • Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program".

            Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program". And it is not open in any other program. And it is happening with all drawings I have. Please do me any solution.

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            • Would be realy usefull to able to scroll sideways like up and down with the mouse

              To scroll up or down you rotate the IntelliMouse wheel forward or backward.
              What would be nice in Visio and OneNote is to able to scroll any direction by dragging the page using Ctrl key and the mouse lift key.
              To be able to move quick on a large diagram without involving horizontal/vertical scroll bar.
              That would be great. Some of my drawing consist of 9 A3 pages. you could imagine trying to scroll to find and object./

              2 votes
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              • Provide an "upgrade licence option"

                After using visio standard edition for a while I decided I would like to try the features from professional, however found the only way to access these features was to outright by professional, as the sole visio user in my company taking this path would mean I am sat on a license for a product I would never use and it's quite an expensive license to not utilise.

                It would make more sense to allow me to pay the license cost difference between standard and professional and have my current license upgraded to professional (or have it replaced)

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                • 1 vote
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                  • Paste Hyperlink from Excel breaks Visio

                    Steps to reproduce:
                    Create Data in Excel, and Copy to clipboard.
                    Paste Special into Visio, Select Hyperlink option to link to the Excel data in clipboard. Verify that changing the data in Excel is reflected in Visio document.
                    Create a text box in the Visio Document, Attempt to change the size of the font. A "Microsoft Visio Security Notice" Window Appears, with the options to Update Links or Cancel.
                    At this point, the document can no longer effectivly be modified.

                    This was discovered with Office & Visio 2019 (permanent Licence)
                    It has also been reproduced in 2016 and 2013 versions.

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                    • Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened area.

                      Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened areas.

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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).

                        24 votes
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                        • Add Data Visualizer to Visio 2016

                          Is there a plan to add Data Visualizer to Visio 2016 too? Right now it looks like it is only available for Visio Pro for Office 365. Thanks!

                          19 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Modeling Azure ARM Template in Visio - Visualize, Generate or reverse engineer Azure ARM templates

                            Within IoC (Infrastructure as a Code) and Software defined Data Center concept Azure offers ability to model or define Resource Group model as a JSON template. However, Visio is one of the most common tools to design and Visualize Infrastructure. It would be natural to use Visio to model Azure Resource Group and generate ARM template, or reverse existing Resource group to the visualized model. Look at http://armtviz.io/ as an example. Also, Visio already has Azure templates and shapes ad work should be focusing on understanding ARM semantics and implement JSON serialization

                            20 votes
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                            • Bundle Visio Pro in Business and Enterprise Office 365 Bundles (such as E3)

                              The only way to get Visio Pro for Office 365 is to add on a single license that costs more than the entire Office suite combined. I'd suggest bundling Visio in the ProPlus and E3 (and higher) Office 365 bundles. Visio used to be a pretty standard software application for businesses. Don't treat it as if it's not part of the same suite, at least not for the larger bundles.

                              22 votes
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                              • Provide Shapes for PowerBI Dashboard Wireframing

                                Make a set of shapes for creation of PowerBI wireframes during requirements discussions

                                9 votes
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                                • Find & Replace Text

                                  Please allow for find & replace of text across Visio. For example, a role name may change and its acronym needs to be updated across several diagrams. These is a very tedious and oversight-prone process currently without text replace.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Copy/Move with Base Point feature

                                    Copy/Move with Base Point like as in AutoCAD

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Online store support for Visio shapes, templates, add-ons, add-ins

                                      I was surprised to not see this in the list as every MVP conference I have been to this has been a topic of discussion. Whether for monetization or not, Visio users need a central location to find content for Visio. This includes shapes, stencils, templates, sample diagrams, shared community diagrams, add-ons, add-ins, etc. I would link this with the Apps for Office model but the framework that would support this feature and the framework that would support the Apps for Office feature are probably to different.

                                      26 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        started  ·  Sandeep S responded

                                        Now we have 3rd party partner templates and sample diagram show up in the backstage via template store. We’ve also added a brand new Education category for creating content relevant to schools or for gamifying education. We are working on Visio add-on catalog and a Shape search / discovery / download for the partner content ecosystem.

                                      • Enable the user to change the default font

                                        There is currently no way to change the default font from Calibri. This can result in style inconsistencies with Visio drawings created with earlier versions that had Ariel as the default. In addition, we have found print issues with Calibri and Adobe Acrobat through a print server. This may be a rare occurrence but it's an example of why the default font should be defined by the user.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • 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.

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