Visio on Desktop

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  1. Improve embedding Visio in rest of office suite

    Make it easier to embed/copy/paste Visio diagrams into other Office suite documents (and generally in Windows), without the file sizes ballooning.

    Usually the best way is to save as .jpg and insert the .jpg file which is a lot of effort, and doesn't always print well

    An "save as" PPTX capability (saving all the pages as non-editable pictures) would also be useful--with controls on page layout, use of an existing PowerPoint Template/master etc.

    7 votes

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  2. 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!

    25 votes

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  3. Fix the presentation of units on the Dimensioning templates, so they comply with the SI Units specification

    Correct the dimensioning templates so they comply with SI units.

    Currently, they display, for example "50mm", but this should be "50 mm" (space between value and unit).

    Suggested fix here for a number of years now: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office2013release-visio/visio-dimensioning-how-to-meet-si-standard/f4b8de6d-f73e-46fb-b95a-1d2698d6fe77?tm=1374913016258

    Seems a little odd that in the application itself, units are presented correctly (such as the Size and Position Window), but it is incorrect when an actual drawing has dimensions added, using the standard dimensioning template, that doesn't comply with SI units standards.

    3 votes

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  4. Add proper support for Metric Units

    Creating a document with Metric Units instead of US Units results in strange bugs.

    The majority of the world uses the metric system, and you are an international company, so please add proper support for it.

    9 votes

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  5. Address the issues and suggestion that are posted here on Uservoice!

    A lot of issues and suggestions has been posted here, but the lack of feedback and interest from Microsoft is an even bigger issue.

    Please show a little interest in your customers!

    5 votes

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  6. Microsoft Office 365 | office setup | office setup 365

    You'll use your Microsoft Account for everything you do with Office. If you use a Microsoft service like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype, you already have an account.http://officecomsetup.com

    2 votes

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  7. #Position - side by side

    It would be handy position shapes side by side;
    Usually in the position it inserts, and/or average the space between the shapes.

    This feature would have 0mm of spacing between the shapes.

    Now it is difficult to align shapes side by side with 0 spacing...

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    44 votes

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  9. 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

    30 votes

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  10. Provide Shapes for PowerBI Dashboard Wireframing

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

    17 votes

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  11. Make it possible to have OR function in report selection criteria.

    Make it possible to have OR function in report selection criteria. ie all with <shape name> x OR <shape name> y. Also add a contains condition.

    4 votes

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  12. 4 votes

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  13. Update DXF or DWG import format to be compatible with Adobe Illustrator 2017 CC in Visio.

    The DXF and DWG file import is not compatible with Illustrator. This compatibility needs to be improved. There is no way to import smooth, scalable images from Illustrator.

    2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. 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.

    18 votes

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  16. Add LaTeX export

    It would be great to be able to export drawings to LaTeX in a clean always supported way that uses LaTeX fonts. This would be similar to the output from inkscape to pdf+tex

    3 votes

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  17. Add the ability to use the native equation capability in word. Equation editor 3.0 is not sufficient and does not support tex directives.

    The equation editor got a major boost when word used its own native tex-based solution to adding equations. I frequently use equations in my visio diagrams and if I had this functionality it would dramatically improve the product for my use cases. At present it is a strange omission given the feature's presence in powerpoint and word and hopefully it would not be too hard to add.

    8 votes

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  18. Add the ability to use the native equation capability in word. Equation editor 3.0 is not sufficient and does not support tex directives.

    The equation editor got a major boost when word used its own native tex-based solution to adding equations. I frequently use equations in my visio diagrams and if I had this functionality it would dramatically improve the product for my use cases. At present it is a strange omission given the feature's presence in powerpoint and word and hopefully it would not be too hard to add.

    6 votes

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  19. I would like Visio to have a function in it to handle Folders.

    I would like Visio to have a function in it to handle Folders.
    What I mean is , at Stantec on our server , under a project number , I may go 10-20 folders deep into a project.
    Then it is hard to document what is in all those folders.
    This would be a great application for Visio to take on.

    File and Folder Organization , so the project managers can easily see what is where on the server and whether a file naming conversion is being properly applied.

    Example

    Project 123456

                        |
    
    |Documents
    |Drawings
    |Management
    |Expenses
    |Forms
    |Contracts
    |Phase
    3 votes

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  20. Visio on iOS

    I love Visio, but I'm rarely at my computer anymore.

    I've found myself using Visio alternatives, but they're all lackluster.

    I'd love to have access to Visio and my diagrams on mobile devices where I could do at least some basic editing.

    9 votes

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