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  1. Make text in angled text boxes selectable/searchable after saving as PDF

    In Visio 2016, any text box that is completely vertical or horizontal (0°, 90°, 180°, -90°) is selectable and searchable after saving as a PDF however, if the text box is at an angle other than any of the above angles, the text is not selectable or searchable after saving as a PDF.

    This was possible with Visio 2010.

    9 votes
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  2. Create a native Mac OS X version

    Create a native Mac OS X version

    56 votes
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  3. Allow connection to SQL Server 2017 for reverse engineering databases

    Currently, Visio Pro 365 (32 bit and 64 bit) does not allow connections to databases created using SQL Server 2017.

    Please add this capability.

    2 votes
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    1 vote
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  5. Add "Save As Picture" to the right-click context menu (same as PowerPoint)

    It would be really convenient to be able to highlight a selection or group, right-click and launch the "Save As Picture" dialog immediately - similar to the same menu item in PowerPoint.

    Quite often, I use Visio to quickly draft together a couple of shapes to use as an element in another application, and this would save 1-2 clicks over File > Save As > Select File format", and make the "Focused select & save" use-case a little bit more pronounced for new Visio users.

    Thanks!
    Brad

    2 votes
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  6. 10 votes
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  7. 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.

    4 votes
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  8. 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.

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. Update Printer Defaults

    The Print dialogue always reverts back to the default "Print Entire Document" setting even when switching between sheets in the same documents. Depending on the scale of individual sheets and the number of them this can result in DOZENS of sheets being sent to the printer. Why can't there be an option where the user can set the default print option? "Current Page Only" is far more useful.

    1 vote
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  11. Make the Mobile wireframes available for Visio 2019

    The mobile/web wireframes are currently only available for Visio Online Plan 2 and not for Visio 2019 Pro which is kind of strange.
    Link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-Wireframe-Templates-to-design-websites-and-mobile-apps-2d54dc55-f5c4-49a2-85da-d649eb7fc281

    1 vote
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    1 vote
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  15. (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?

    9 votes
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  16. Make the texts in the image box editable

    When users use images for eg dialog form it automatically show the dates as the current date. But if images are coming with texts, they should be editable. Users should be able to edit these texts otherwise it doesn't even make sense. Also for the webpage wireframes the users do not have a lot of options of icons.

    1 vote
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  17. Make it capable of opening VWI file extensions

    The subscription version will not open VWI file extensions (Visio Workflow Interchange File) created from SharePoint Designer 2013.

    1 vote
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  18. Ability to set default for all new drawings

    I would like to be able to set all the defaults like having the grid on, connection points on, no arrows on connectors ect so when I create a new visio drawing these are already set and set for everyone in the company.

    1 vote
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  19. Printer Page Alignment

    Allow the printed page to be moved, repositioned without moving the tire document.

    Also allow taking a "snapshot" of an area and only printing that section.

    The way I envision this working is for Visio to overlay the Print Grid (if multi-paged) or the sheet rectangle (if single paged) over the entire document. and move it around, allowing the user to change how the printed document will appear. The Grid Rectangles will be set by the Page Printer settings. Ideally, the Printer settings dialog Box will appear, allowing users to change paper size, orientation, etc., while organizing the printouts.

    I…

    1 vote
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  20. Big performance problem since Windows 10 (1803)

    Since Update 1803 of Windows 10 there is a big performance hit in Visio. The access to the Visio API is much slower than with older Windows versions. It can be easily reproduced using a small macro which reads/writes user cells of a shape several times (e.g. 1000 times in a loop).

    We tried several versions of Visio It seems to be a problem of the Windows update.

    We use the Visio API extensively and have big problems now. Can you help me?

    2 votes
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