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  1. 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…

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  2. 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

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  3. Add support for tables

    Tables would be great for adding in lots of configuration data of resources to tidy up a mixed HLD LLD architecture diagram

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  4. 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.

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  5. Add scrollbars or make all dialogs resizable

    Make all dialogs resizable. Some dialogs, for example "modelling preferences", don't show all the content on hi-res displays nor showing scrollbars. I'm completely unable to access them unless I set screen scaling to 100% and make things so small I can't read anything... This makes the software useless for now. :/

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  6. 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?

    2 votes
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  7. Provide the Crime Scene Investigation template in Japanese

    The Crime Scene Investigation template for Visio is currently available in the US. It would be great if the template would be available in Japanese

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  8. 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.

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  9. Unify precision shape/object movement keyboard shortcuts between PowerPoint & Visio

    PowerPoint & Visio folks, Could you work together to unify the key presses for precision movements for shapes? In PowerPoint it is Ctrl+right/left arrows whereas in Visio it is Shift+right/left arrows.

    My preference would be for Visio to update with Ctrl+...

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  10. Allow zoom in shapes pane

    On high res monitors the shapes are very small. Either use DPI settings or let users zoom the shapes pane.

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  11. pdf to vision

    It will be very helpful for us if we have an option to convert PDF format to visio format.

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  12. Add C4 support

    Add C4 support. In our architecture diagrams we want to be able to navigate by zoom in, zoom out like in BingMaps!

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  13. Photorealistic Shapes

    It would be more attractive in the software to update the photorealistic icon shapes, so the diagrams have a relevant and professional visual impact, similar to how it does ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.

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  14. allow color by data to color a shape based on the value of a linked cell rather than a row

    allow color by data to color a shape based on the value of a linked cell rather than a row

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  15. Timelines scaling and auto line-up

    If you have more then 1 time-line in a drawing have an option to automatically align the time line i.e. if 1jan2020 is in one time line and as well in the other those dates align Horizontally (or ask via pop up at what date they should align). That brings me to my second point scaling, if you have more than 1 time line where size it that a year is (e.g.) 1inch long, there should be apply to other time line option so that the other selected time-line years are also 1 inch long

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  16. Update printing to fill as much paper space as possible (multipage too)

    As visio user I want to be able to print my diagrams over several pages with maximum magnification.
    Current state: Now it's time consuming operation to move diagram and check magnification and move print check again.
    Expected: I specify how many pages I could give for printing and visio automatically adjust zoom, paper orientation, diagram position, may be diagram rotation and slight reordering to make prints looks better.

    Explanation:
    Orientation - Some diagrams looks better on horizontal page orientation, some on vertical.
    Zoom level: Now zoom function is unified and very simple. But for better printing (and may be layout)…

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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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