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  1. Add Customer Journey Map to the available template

    Add the Customer Journey Map template and elements to capture the customer experience, expectation, objective and interaction with the company business processes. This can be linked to the company process modelled in BPMN

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  2. Quick Parts for Reusing Custom Styles

    Currently, when I define a custom style, it does not become part of the Visio program itself, but rather part of the drawing file in which I defined the style.

    Instead of saving the drawing as a Visio template or manually copying custom styles from one visio file to another, can Quick Parts be made available (currently in Microsoft Word) where I can save the custom style I created to a Quick Part gallery so it's always reusable in Visio, regardless of the file I have open.

    1 vote

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  3. Not able to change the line width of any symbol in Electrical Engineering stencil

    I earlier used Visio 2013 and was satisfied except a few problems. Then I bought the latest Professional 2019 and now am highly frustrated. Any symbol I use from the Electrical stencil has a fixed line width. I can change the line width of the connector but not the symbol/component.

    2 votes

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  4. ShapeSheet search

    While in ShapeSheet, allow the user to open a search dialog box via right-click menu or CTRL+F. The search would allow for the parameter name, formula, or Values.

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  5. I want to insert earlier date than December 30, 1899

    Use Visio to make a timeline of historical events, but the time can only start on December 30, 1899

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  6. Sorting list containers

    Visio containers can be lists. The only suggestion so far on the Visio forums is to copy the list to Word and sort, but what happens if the list is not words but shapes?
    I live List containers because I can easily stack shapes.
    The arrow keys help when I need to reorder.
    Sort by shape name or selected custom property.

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  7. corporate orgcharts

    There have bee requests for Corporate Orgcharts. It displays the relationship between companies.
    Point Visio at a description of the organization in Visio and create the chart. Difference to regular orgchart? multiple bosses , showing the percentage ownership of a company for multiple owners.

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  8. Diode bridge in Visio

    There should be an electircal element called diode bridge. This element is used a lot in electrical circuts and it's composed of four diodes.

    2 votes

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  9. Make Azure and AWS stencils available on Visio desktop

    Visio online has updated Azure and AWS stencils, but they are not available for the desktop version.

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  10. allow a part of a grouped Master to avoid being scaled with the rest of the Group

    Please fix the bug or oversight that does not allow a part of a grouped Master to avoid being scaled with the rest of the Group

    When I "group" any protected shapes with other shapes, their protections are overridden. For example, if the protected shape is in a group, and I scale the group size, the "protected" shape scales. (!!)

    This was confirmed by MS here:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficevisio-msowin10-mso_o365b/keep-a-shapes-protections-when-shape-is-in-a-group/63ea69f3-3859-40ce-a0ff-ab85be306e1d

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  11. How about Auto Save!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I lost all of my work because Microsoft cant even put auto save on their software!!!!

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  12. auto contour creation

    I would like to pick a line or arc and drag it. While I am dragging it, contour line would be created in staggering intervals. so, the person using this would drag a line to the center of what would be cylinder or curved surface and the would see 3 lines or arcs ghost out from the copied line. The interval of the lines would be 1 unit of distance then the 2nd line would be 2 units, the 3rd would be 4 units and there would be 7 units between the last line and the final pick point. The…

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  13. Develop for Multi-Core processors

    When rendering complex geometries Visio runs terribly. Modern processors are multi-core yet visio doesn't take advantage of the available processor cores nor does it take advantage of the available GPU. Visio could be so much more efficient if it were taking advantage of all of the available resources available to it.

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  14. Support multidimensional drawings

    I frequently use Visio to create architecture diagrams for computer systems. These diagrams often have multiple levels to them and it would be helpful for Visio to represent these. For example, I'll often use a cloud shape to represent Azure or AWS and then I put shapes within it to represent services they're running. The problem is that this often leads to a busy drawing that's difficult to consume.

    It would be helpful to be able to zoom in to the cloud shape and place the shapes for services within it, similar to how one can zoom in and out…

    3 votes

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  15. Add Overline to the text

    It is possible to underline or strike through, why not overline?
    It is possible to do this in Word, but the text can not be copied to Visio except by taking a picture.

    2 votes

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  16. Open separate document in new Visio window / instance

    When I open a new file (using File menu), open a new Visio window/instance, like Excel, Word etc, rather than open the new document in a new window within the same instance, meaning I need to use the View window to switch between documents.

    1 vote

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  17. Add wavy/sine lines/shapes

    Add options for wavy/sine lines, either through line/arc tool or through shapes. Ideally, the line should be customizable both with "height" of the sine and "number" of wave. For the with, it should give the option to specify fixed number or fixed sine width when changing the line length

    2 votes

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  18. Include on ribbon the boolean operations, i.e. union, intersect, combine etc. It's a nuisance to do manually, prob. since Visio 2010.

    Include on ribbon the boolean operations, i.e. union, intersect, combine etc. It's a nuisance to do manually, prob. since Visio 2010.

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  19. Essay

    I think that a thesis roadmap and essay design would be a great and much-needed addition to the templates for diagrams.

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  20. I suggest you add the ability to set line jump based on line type, not just orientation, Horizontal/Vertical

    When drawing process diagrams the line types used have a hierarchy of importance. So when a top level line( a process line) crosses a lower level line( an instrument line) the line jump setting should be able to force the lower level line to always jump the higher level line.
    Currently you can only set to jump vertical lines or jump horizontal lines

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