Visio on Desktop

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  1. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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.

    1 vote
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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. Allow everyone in a Microsoft Teams Channel tab to view Visio diagram

    Everyone in a tenant should be able to view a visio diagram that is posted as a Microsoft Teams channel tab (or a Sharepoint page). Currently Plan 1 is required to view diagrams. Plan 1 should be required to edit/participate in a visio diagram, but not view or comment on Visio diagrams.

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  15. Auto Save files in SharePoint or One Drive

    Please provide the option to Auto Save Visio files when saved in SharePoint or One Drive. (Like every other MS file-type)

    6 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.

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  17. 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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  18. visio viewer

    “Publish an installable standalone Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, web browser or OneDrive. Dependence on
    -OneDrive limits end-user usability
    -Web browser limits resolution and movement around larger documents”

    10 votes
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  19. Visio viewer

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

    2 votes
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  20. 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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