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  1. Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program".

    Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program". And it is not open in any other program. And it is happening with all drawings I have. Please do me any solution.

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    • Provide an "upgrade licence option"

      After using visio standard edition for a while I decided I would like to try the features from professional, however found the only way to access these features was to outright by professional, as the sole visio user in my company taking this path would mean I am sat on a license for a product I would never use and it's quite an expensive license to not utilise.

      It would make more sense to allow me to pay the license cost difference between standard and professional and have my current license upgraded to professional (or have it replaced)

      I cannot…

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      • Make volume a&b for movie and commercials.

        I watch movies and find that commercials are very much louder than I can stand!! Please make volume a&b so that I am react to the change in network volume.

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        • SQL Server reverse-engineer option to include schema in object name

          When reverse-engineering SQL Server databases it would be nice to have the option to include schema in object name. Visio considers the schema name to be the "owner", but schema is not often the owner anymore.

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          • When Visio file is saved as PDF format, hide hidden lines in a combined group correctly.

            Example can be downloaded https://mega.nz/#!d8hCEQDB!jodLabH9Mi9bOKoEVsF8XQrFSxlopDSIGshLmHLkztQ.

            A line is combined with a circle to get the "Off-center Radial Fill Effect" as described in http://www.visguy.com/2007/08/30/off-center-radial-fill-effect/. The effect is great in Visio. Nevertheless, when the file is saved as PDF foramt, the hidden line becomes visible, as shown in the file "BugReport_pdf_from_vsdx.pdf". Please correct this behavior. Many thanks !

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            • Domain city maps and Application centric diagram with Data vizualizer

              HI,

              I have moved to a new company where there is EA software but luckily them Visio licenses. I have just discovered now the Data vizualizer form Excel and I am wondering if it would be possible to have the same for Application centric diagram and Application city maps.
              Somehow it would be a first step towards building an EA software based on some commonly spread applications.

              BR

              Julien

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                  • Add cosine wave in the waveform generator

                    The current waveform generator available in the shapes allows us to draw one period of a sine wave.
                    Sometimes, we want to create graphs with sine waves, but maybe a cosine, and maybe not one entire period. Currently, to do so, we have to use the current shape and hide the parts not wanted with white rectangles... This is a bit annoying and not very clean.

                    It would be nice to be able to have as a shape :
                    - a cosine over one period
                    - a cosine/sine over half a period
                    - a cosine/sine over a quarter a period

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                    • Visio 365 Layers allowing display based on more than one layer active.

                      Visio 365 Layers allowing display based on more than one layer.

                      I have a drawing with multiple sections grouped by layers. I want to display a few connectors or shapes only if multiple layers are selected. I can assign it to one or the other or both, but if I do not have both layers visible I do not want to see the connector or shape. Is there a context I can add to the Layer Membership ShapeSheet values?

                      Currently I have ="13;21" as I have the connector/shape assigned to layers 13 and 21. If either are active it is…

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                      • Paste Hyperlink from Excel breaks Visio

                        Steps to reproduce:
                        Create Data in Excel, and Copy to clipboard.
                        Paste Special into Visio, Select Hyperlink option to link to the Excel data in clipboard. Verify that changing the data in Excel is reflected in Visio document.
                        Create a text box in the Visio Document, Attempt to change the size of the font. A "Microsoft Visio Security Notice" Window Appears, with the options to Update Links or Cancel.
                        At this point, the document can no longer effectivly be modified.

                        This was discovered with Office & Visio 2019 (permanent Licence)
                        It has also been reproduced in 2016 and 2013 versions.

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                          • Add Google play movies and movies anywhere to smartcast

                            Google play, and movies anywhere would make my viewing experience better

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                              • I cannot get the program to show up in Start menu

                                Why can't I get visio to become visible in the start menu or post to desktop?

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                                • Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened area.

                                  Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened areas.

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                                  • allow numbered bullets in visio

                                    Right now the only bulleted lists you can create are with bullets, why not numbers? they are available in every other office program, can you just add numbers as an option for bullets in visio? it seems silly to have to go create my list in word, only to come back to visio to paste it with numbers.

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                                      • Network Diagram Connector

                                        Please make a connector for network diagrams that has multiple text fields that are pinned at the beginning, middle, and end of the connector. This will be used when drawing network connections where the middle text box shows the cable/connection ID, and each end shows the port number.

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                                        • Provide a way to turn off auto-zoom. I can read it at 85% and want to edit that way to keep the perspective but it forces to 101%. Annoyin

                                          (1) Option to turn off auto-zoom please. It is very annoying to have it continually adjust the size when editing. I can happily read it at 85%. At the 100% it forces me to edit at, I lose perspective on the next edit.
                                          (2) Ability to freeze panes to see the swimlane titles always

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