Visio on Desktop

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Welcome to the Visio on Desktop feedback forum! We love hearing from customers and partners. To help us make Visio more awesome, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this forum to hear your ideas and suggestions. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy , including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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  1. Include the SI symbols for electrical switches etc under Engineering, Switches and Relays.

    Some of the timer symboils line up with the SI symbols and some seem to operate reverse to what is labelled.
    The switches should have a symbol representing what actuates them. The Pushbutton switches do not show the actuating symbol for a push button.

    1 vote

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  2. Be able to upgrade to Professional from Standard at a reduced price

    It would be great to be able to upgrade from Visio Standard to Professional at a reduced price. Or have the ability to purchase or download symbols, stencils, and shapes for the standard version without having to pay $530 for something you already have but with a few more features you may use.

    1 vote

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  3. I suggest that Microsoft returns the embedded object "Microsoft Equation" to Visio Pro 2019

    Microsoft Equation Object has no more been embedded in Visio Pro 2019. Actually, we and many users still need this object. We ask Microsoft to return it. We have been using it along the previous time with the former Visio editions.

    1 vote

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  4. Be able to classify, label and protect Visio diagrams with Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels

    Word, PowerPoint, Excel and several third party applications support MIP labels to flag the sensitivity and confidentiality of a document, apply protection and enforce display of content markings.
    Visio diagrams include just as much sensitive information as these other document formats, and users should be able to label them in the same way with a consistent user experience. Visio already supports the older RMS protection capabilities, but labels would offer a much better and more complete user experience.

    18 votes

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  5. Visio viewer

    Publish an installable Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, Edge or OneDrive. Dependence on OneDrive limits customer usability.

    3 votes

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  6. Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts + ability to select all "like" objects to format.

    Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts. Plus the ability to select all "like" objects for formatting purposes. Formatting seems to be one of the biggest bottlenecks and time wasters.

    8 votes

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  7. Data refresh with coauthoring

    I would like to see a feature where when you are co-authoring documents that have an excel data source, anyone can refresh the data. At the moment, this is not possible.

    24 votes

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  8. Make an organization chart template without pictures

    It would be great if there was an organization chart template that didn't include pictures. More room for text and gets rid of that useless space.

    1 vote

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  9. Add equations

    Add equations and fire the guys who removed math. Problem solved, perfect product. The team behind math tool removers can you tell me? How should I add any indexed text or very basic math operations?

    1 vote

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  10. A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability

    A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability to aid re-allocation of licences would be good

    1 vote

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  11. Please add layer properties to the task pane or anchor the Layers Property dialog box

    There is nothing more frustrating than working with layers and dealing with a popup window every time I have to change a layer property. It would make sense to make it a task pane that stays open. Or just make it an anchored dialog box that allows editing in the background while open. Additionally, the current size popup window limits the view of a heavily layered document.

    1 vote

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  12. Enable Search within custom stencils accessible for non-US English locales

    Hi,

    It appears that Search functionality in custom stencils works only if stencil's locale is set to "English (United States)" and visio document is set with "US Units".

    This is limiting the Search results from custom stencils.

    Can this issue be fixed?

    Thanks,
    Mahesh.

    1 vote

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  13. An overlay page

    How about an overlay page to go in front of the foreground page. Currently items can block items on a background page, There is no way to have background items blocking foreground items.

    2 votes

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  14. Add option to disable "snap to shape"

    When using a connector between shapes the connection automatically snaps to the center of the shape (a box pops up indicating "snap to shape". There does not appear to be any way to disable this snapping other than entirely disabling snap.

    I want to be able to leave other snapping enabled (e.g. snap to grid) and not have the snap automatically jump to the shape. There are options to disable other individual snapping options but not this one.

    This worked fine in previous versions of Visio and makes Visio almost unusable for my application. Adding the ability to enable or…

    3 votes

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  15. Fix issue with opening links from diagram shapes (Ctrl key/function issue)

    Lately, every shape you hover over triggers a pop-up message “Ctrl + Click to follow link”, even though there is not a link associated to a shape.

    In the past, when you hovered over a shape, there would be no pop out unless there were actually hyperlinks. You would just need to click on a shape to open a hyperlink (if there was one). Now, in addition to the constant pop-up stated above, users need to click Ctrl to open a link.

    We have seen this situation appear and then disappear, which is confusing to end users and an ongoing…

    2 votes

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  16. Change object size with keyboard shortcut

    Be able to change the size of an Object with a keystroke. Some software uses Shift+Arrow, but this is already used in Visio. Choose a shortcut, and we will get used to it!

    1 vote

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  17. Please add autosave to Visio!!!

    Visio is an O365 subscription as is my OneDrive (docs and desktop are backed up and syncing). Please, for the love of God, enable the autosave of drawings to OneDrive. Why wouldn't this be the functionality to match the rest of the office apps already?

    5 votes

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  18. Make it possible to select multiple objects/shapes and be able to assign a container to them individually.

    I asked the community the following: How can I select multiple shapes in visio and assign a container to each one (the same style of container btw).

    So far I can only see the option to select either 1 object and assign it a container or select multiple objects (shapes) and assign them all to one container.

    Is it possible?

    I'm using visio professional version 1902, using a Surface Pro.

    I received a response from a MS contact stating it is not possible and that I should suggest it here.

    thanks

    1 vote

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  19. Make collaborative editing possible (like in Excel, Power Point etc.)

    It would be very helpful to collaborate on Visio models in the desktop client like it is possible in Excel, Power Point or Word.
    It would be a huge benefit to look together with colleagues at the same file and see the changes in real-time in my desktop app. A lot of other modelling tools like Miro are a big Step ahead of Visio regarding collaborative work.

    1 vote

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  20. Add Decision Model and Notation (DMN)

    The following is taken from https://www.omg.org/dmn/

    DMN is a modeling language and notation for the precise specification of business decisions and business rules. DMN is easily readable by the different types of people involved in decision management. These include: business people who specify the rules and monitor their application; business analysts.

    DMN is designed to work alongside BPMN and/or CMMN, providing a mechanism to model the decision-making associated with processes and cases. While BPMN, CMMN and DMN can be used independently, they were carefully designed to be complementary. Indeed, many organizations require a combination of process models for their prescriptive…

    2 votes

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