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  1. Update Printer Defaults

    The Print dialogue always reverts back to the default "Print Entire Document" setting even when switching between sheets in the same documents. Depending on the scale of individual sheets and the number of them this can result in DOZENS of sheets being sent to the printer. Why can't there be an option where the user can set the default print option? "Current Page Only" is far more useful.

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  2. Make the Mobile wireframes available for Visio 2019

    The mobile/web wireframes are currently only available for Visio Online Plan 2 and not for Visio 2019 Pro which is kind of strange.
    Link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-Wireframe-Templates-to-design-websites-and-mobile-apps-2d54dc55-f5c4-49a2-85da-d649eb7fc281

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  5. Make the texts in the image box editable

    When users use images for eg dialog form it automatically show the dates as the current date. But if images are coming with texts, they should be editable. Users should be able to edit these texts otherwise it doesn't even make sense. Also for the webpage wireframes the users do not have a lot of options of icons.

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  6. Make it capable of opening VWI file extensions

    The subscription version will not open VWI file extensions (Visio Workflow Interchange File) created from SharePoint Designer 2013.

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  7. Ability to set default for all new drawings

    I would like to be able to set all the defaults like having the grid on, connection points on, no arrows on connectors ect so when I create a new visio drawing these are already set and set for everyone in the company.

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  8. Printer Page Alignment

    Allow the printed page to be moved, repositioned without moving the tire document.

    Also allow taking a "snapshot" of an area and only printing that section.

    The way I envision this working is for Visio to overlay the Print Grid (if multi-paged) or the sheet rectangle (if single paged) over the entire document. and move it around, allowing the user to change how the printed document will appear. The Grid Rectangles will be set by the Page Printer settings. Ideally, the Printer settings dialog Box will appear, allowing users to change paper size, orientation, etc., while organizing the printouts.

    I…

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  9. Export to SmartArt for use in Office apps

    Export to Office as SmartArt. I try to create digital assets that clients can edit themselves (key reason for using Word rather than InDesign when creating large documents, and PowerPoint rather than Illustrator/Photoshop when creating slide decks and visual tools). While it would be awesome if all my clients had Visio, we know that won't happen. So if I could create org and flow charts in Visio, then convert to SmartArt in Word and PowerPoint, I can add value to my services (creating epic/stellar charts and diagrams) and Microsoft Office apps.

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  10. I suggest you return the reverse engineering tool to all Visio users (not only online versions).

    Return the reverse engineering tool to MS Visio as an add-in for non-Online customers...please.

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  11. Add "Save As Picture" to the right-click context menu (same as PowerPoint)

    It would be really convenient to be able to highlight a selection or group, right-click and launch the "Save As Picture" dialog immediately - similar to the same menu item in PowerPoint.

    Quite often, I use Visio to quickly draft together a couple of shapes to use as an element in another application, and this would save 1-2 clicks over File > Save As > Select File format", and make the "Focused select & save" use-case a little bit more pronounced for new Visio users.

    Thanks!
    Brad

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  12. Add Measurement Units in Page Properties of Feet and Inches (fractions) and Inches (fractions).

    There are a host of options in Measurement units under Page Setup but not for inches in fractions. Should be a fairly easy fix since Feet-Inch (1'-0") already provides that option in Shape Data. The problem here is that it only applies to one measurement at a time rather than an entire drawing.

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  13. Allow connection to SQL Server 2017 for reverse engineering databases

    Currently, Visio Pro 365 (32 bit and 64 bit) does not allow connections to databases created using SQL Server 2017.

    Please add this capability.

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  14. data graphics default

    I would like a way of setting the default data graphics in Visio. So I can turn off and on linked data.

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  15. Make text in angled text boxes selectable/searchable after saving as PDF

    In Visio 2016, any text box that is completely vertical or horizontal (0°, 90°, 180°, -90°) is selectable and searchable after saving as a PDF however, if the text box is at an angle other than any of the above angles, the text is not selectable or searchable after saving as a PDF.

    This was possible with Visio 2010.

    9 votes
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  16. Add Task Relationship Types in the GANTT Chart Template

    Currently the template only allows for Finish-Start relationships between tasks. In reality, there are 3 other link types that are not available in Visio (Start-Finish, Start-Start, Finish-Finish). While Finish-Start links are the most common, the absence of the other link types really limits the functionality of the Visio GANTT Template.

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  17. Automatically remove large area to the left of leftmost node of cross functional flowchart.when that

    Data Visualizer is great! But with a horiz swimlane cross-functional flowchart, when linked data is specified as preceeding ids, I always get a large unused area to the left of the leftmost node (around 30% of drawing width). This requires manually changing the document layout, shrinking paper size etc. It may be a bug but it should be fixed soon as it reduces productivity gains from using Data Visualiser.

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  18. Document ETL processes..with tables/files as nodes and connectors as SSIS pkgs. Source info is in config. tables that control exe'n sequence

    Help to document ETL processes..with tables/files as nodes and SSIS pkgs as connectors. Raw source info is typically is in 3 no. config. tables that control exe'n sequence (item, package, dependency). Such a flowchart could also be used for PERT/CPA diagrams.

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  19. Ability to change use or change or create custom report templates

    If you generate a report to HTML or Excel you are stuck with a default format. It would be good to be able to create and use a custom template.

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  20. Expand existing capabilities for copying Excel ranges into Visio

    ISSUE: When a user copies and pastes a range of cells from Excel into Visio, the current options are:
    (1) paste the text contents (with or without text formatting) into a single, unformatted text box, which requires additional work by the user to format the text into a series of Visio shapes resembling a table;
    (2) paste special as a bitmap, which significantly increases the Visio file size AND does not allow the user to edit the contents afterwards;
    (3) paste special as an Excel worksheet object, which inhibits the user's ability to share the Visio drawing with others (since…

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