Visio on Desktop

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  1. Make Visio easier to get and install

    I couldn't add visio to my office 365 home account. I had to create a business account, even though I'm not a business. I couldn't install Visio on the PC I wanted to because my office was installed with an "MSI" and so Visio pro subscription cannot be installed. I can't uninstall office because of the license I have I need to use the license given to me. Installing Visio on a different computer won't give me access to the connections I need access to. Microsoft makes it impossible. I'm looking for Visio alternatives, but there not as good but…

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  2. Clear Instruction on How to Open for new users

    When purchasing Plan 1 Visio, the email includes the link to the account dashboard. Nowhere in the email or on the dashboard provides information on how to actually access the software. Clicking a small 9-dot icon to open the list is not intuitive, and should be made clear. Please support your new users more effectively

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  3. While Visio 2013 is open Windows 10 taskbar pops up and down every few seconds

    On Windows 10 1909, using Office 365 (latest version), Visio 2013 open, with the taskbar set to auto hide. Randomly, the taskbar will bouncing up and down but there is nothing for the app to do. It's not flashing to save or anything like that. I have forced a save but taskbar will continue to bounce until Visio is closed. Once Visio is closed the behavior stops.

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  4. Be able to upgrade to Professional from Standard at a reduced price

    It would be great to be able to upgrade from Visio Standard to Professional at a reduced price. Or have the ability to purchase or download symbols, stencils, and shapes for the standard version without having to pay $530 for something you already have but with a few more features you may use.

    1 vote

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  5. 2 votes

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  6. A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability

    A report to show usage of the app when last accessed how often if it has been used to manage licence costs and availability to aid re-allocation of licences would be good

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  7. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

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  8. 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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  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.

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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. 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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  12. 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.

    2 votes

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  13. 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”

    11 votes

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  14. Visio viewer

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

    3 votes

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  15. I suggest you add the ability to set line jump based on line type, not just orientation, Horizontal/Vertical

    When drawing process diagrams the line types used have a hierarchy of importance. So when a top level line( a process line) crosses a lower level line( an instrument line) the line jump setting should be able to force the lower level line to always jump the higher level line.
    Currently you can only set to jump vertical lines or jump horizontal lines

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  16. Add Customer Journey Map to the available template

    Add the Customer Journey Map template and elements to capture the customer experience, expectation, objective and interaction with the company business processes. This can be linked to the company process modelled in BPMN

    2 votes

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  17. Make Visio user-friendly by making it similar to the likes of vector editing tools

    We engineers use this a lot for adding complex circuit diagrams in documents. The reason Visio is useful is because it can be embedded directly into office documents. But the problem is that I find Visio extremely outdated in usability (which is why I'm making the effort to voice my frustration here). .

    Firstly, making a line is so difficult - the line is either straight or a circular arc. There's no (easy) way to make arcs of other types.

    It is very difficult to draw up things - adding points to existing lines and manipulating them is difficult

    Locking…

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  18. Co-authoring in Visio desktop client

    At this time (august 2020) co-authoring in Visio is only possible in the web client. It would be great if this would work in the desktop client as well

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  19. Not listed among Office applications

    I have 2 seperate Licenses for 'Office-2019 Pro and 'Visio'.

    Visio is not included among the Office applicaitons. It was listed among them before. It sisappeaed following some updates, I do not which.
    Can make it visible?

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  20. 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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