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  1. pdf export checkout

    VISIO + SHP: Would be great if the Export to PDF function would be available without checkout, as it is in all other Office applications.

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  2. Provide an option to change the font size IN the shapesheet windows

    The ShapeSheet windows use a tiny font with cells just big enough for that font. That font is very tiny and difficult for my older eyes to see. I would like to be able to resize that font (and the cells) without having to change the screen resolution. Changing the screen resolution would reduce the size of everything else on the screen. I can zoom into my drawing if something is too small. I cannot zoom in for the ShapeSheet windows, and that's the ONE thing that's too small.
    Please provide an option for the user to specify the font…

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  3. Offer Microsoft PowerPoint format as Export option

    Users are frequently torn between making diagrams in PowerPoint vs. Visio, because Visio is much more powerful, but end users can't edit them once the image is transferred to PPT. It would be extremely useful to be able to make a diagram in Visio and export it as an editable PPT/PPTX file.

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  5. Delete all

    microsoft #outlook #data #everythingthatpertainstothisordeal

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  6. Multiple format targets

    In general, if a fill colour is applied the a group shape via the UI then all of the sub-shapes will receive that fill as well. You can prevent this from happening by setting the LockFromGroupFormat cell in each sub-shape, however this then removes a simple way of set sub-shape formatting when you do want to have this effect.

    It seems to me that we frequently build shapes that contain what might be multiple formatting targets. It would be great to be able to define these within a group shape. For example, my group shape could contain something like the…

    2 votes
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  7. Create 3D rendered view of a 2D floor plan

    It is very useful that Visio can create 2D floor plans, import CAD drawings, and link Excel data to shapes.

    However, a greater functionality would be including a view window (or separate windows with URL for posting in SharePoint site) showing the 3D rendered model of the 2D floor plan.

    Here is an example from another software company.
    https://samposoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/image008.png

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  8. Provide Network IP Control - for integration with Control4, Crestron, etc.

    Provide IP Control for Vizio TV's. LG, Samsung, Sony, and other manufacturers offer this for simple integration for smart home automation used by Control4, Crestron, AMX, Savant, etc. Sony even includes 2-way drivers for Control4 via SDDP Protocol (Simple Device Discovery Protocol) which is very easy to implement.

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  9. 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.

    13 votes
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  10. layers

    can you copy a layer from an existing one? selecting multiple items with different layers to then apply an additional layer ends up pushing all of those objects to the common layerset = pain. If you could copy an existing layer objectset then the number of subsequent edits are drastically reduced.

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  11. layers

    It would be really good if the Layers dialogue box was independent from the drawing i.e. you can flip through layers AND THEN EDIT THE DRAWING with the layers box still open. Locking the diagram whilst the layers box is open is a pain!

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  12. Add A Lock/Unlock toggle to the Right Click menu to lock shapes within a layer.

    Often when working with shapes that reside within or overlapping other shapes, when selecting a shape, especially selecting multiple shapes (shift-click), or copying a shape (ctrl-click), the underlaying shape gets selected also.

    If I'm lucky, after several attempts, I can select the shapes I want, but often, I have to assign the background shape to another (new) layer, then lock that layer, and remember to unlock it and remove from the temporary layer when I'm done.

    What I am proposing is the ability to lock a shape, by selecting it, right clicking on it, and selecting a Lock/Unlock item from…

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  13. Data visualizer - Include multiple data visualizers in same visio file.

    I have multiple flows which I want to show in same visio file. I want to visualize every flow a seperate visio page. At the moment it's not possible to add a second data visualizer within the same file. Please make it able to create multiple Data visualizers from (multiple) excel(s) into same visio file.

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  14. data visualizer

    Be able to provide HEADING and TITLE variable in data visualizer wizard.

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  15. Add missing Actions ( like "Initialize variable") in the Triggers and Action tab for Power Automate

    On the Triggers and Actions tab of the Prepare to Export the action "Initialize variable" is not listed. Also the rest of the related variable actions are not listed.

    It would be helpful to add all the triggers and actions that are available in Power automate so that we can make our diagram complete.

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  16. how do you download visio?

    I want the full VISIO version on my laptop. I'm using the web version and it says download to Full Desktop version . But it doesn't work?

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  17. Allow closing file without having to save to SharePoint

    When I open, with Visio 2016, a Visio file from SharePoint, it opens the file ready to edit. If I try to close the file or exit the program it does not respond. I get no dialog saying that I must save the file. (This happens even if I have not changed anything in the file.) If I save the file, it allows me to close the file. However, I do not like to litter SharePoint with additional "versions" without any changes.

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  18. Add data visualizer templates for Access Database

    It would be great to generate flowcharts automatically from Access database like it is done with Excel.

    3 votes
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  19. Distribution function option to set the shapes at a set spacing.

    Currently the Distribute function places shapes based on the position of two extreme shapes. So the result can be overlap or large gaps. How about a way of placing shapes that have a set gap between them?

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  20. Connectors between Containers

    I cannot make a connector in Visio/Excel that maps between data containers/tables. I suppose this probably makes sense, but it would be sweet either way. I have ensured all the Step IDs are unique, so it would be nice if I could draw connections between different containers on visio and have the links appear in the Excel while using data visualizer.

    Background: I am trying to have one visio diagram that has multiple containers, each container is linked to its own table in excel.

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