Visio on Desktop

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  1. Open separate document in new Visio window / instance

    When I open a new file (using File menu), open a new Visio window/instance, like Excel, Word etc, rather than open the new document in a new window within the same instance, meaning I need to use the View window to switch between documents.

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  2. Essay

    I think that a thesis roadmap and essay design would be a great and much-needed addition to the templates for diagrams.

    1 vote

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Fix issue with opening links from diagram shapes (Ctrl key/function issue)

    Lately, every shape you hover over triggers a pop-up message “Ctrl + Click to follow link”, even though there is not a link associated to a shape.

    In the past, when you hovered over a shape, there would be no pop out unless there were actually hyperlinks. You would just need to click on a shape to open a hyperlink (if there was one). Now, in addition to the constant pop-up stated above, users need to click Ctrl to open a link.

    We have seen this situation appear and then disappear, which is confusing to end users and an ongoing…

    2 votes

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  6. 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

    1 vote

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  7. Custom Data Graphic

    I would like to create a custom Data graphic that would allow me to choose the style and all of the parameters for the graphic and them save for future use.

    1 vote

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  8. Allow users to pan using "wasd"

    When moving shapes around on a large visio document, it is preferable to use mouse and keyboard. In addition to existing shortcuts allowing users to use shift or ctrl with the mouse scroll buttons, include toggles for using "wasd" keys to pan, so the user doesn't need to move their hand to the arrow keys.

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  9. PDF export to include high resolution option

    Would like to have option of a high resolution option on the PDF Export dialog box. This would help zooming in on highly populated diagrams.

    1 vote

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  10. Hide Data Graphic label of empty link.

    If a Data Graphic link doesn't contain information, give the option to hide the label.

    1 vote

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  11. Add Decision Model and Notation (DMN)

    The following is taken from https://www.omg.org/dmn/

    DMN is a modeling language and notation for the precise specification of business decisions and business rules. DMN is easily readable by the different types of people involved in decision management. These include: business people who specify the rules and monitor their application; business analysts.

    DMN is designed to work alongside BPMN and/or CMMN, providing a mechanism to model the decision-making associated with processes and cases. While BPMN, CMMN and DMN can be used independently, they were carefully designed to be complementary. Indeed, many organizations require a combination of process models for their prescriptive…

    2 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Make connection to Excel tables better. Changes to the table will often break down the link.

    Make connection to Excel tables better. Changes to the table will often break down the link.

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  14. An overlay page

    How about an overlay page to go in front of the foreground page. Currently items can block items on a background page, There is no way to have background items blocking foreground items.

    2 votes

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  15. Add option to disable "snap to shape"

    When using a connector between shapes the connection automatically snaps to the center of the shape (a box pops up indicating "snap to shape". There does not appear to be any way to disable this snapping other than entirely disabling snap.

    I want to be able to leave other snapping enabled (e.g. snap to grid) and not have the snap automatically jump to the shape. There are options to disable other individual snapping options but not this one.

    This worked fine in previous versions of Visio and makes Visio almost unusable for my application. Adding the ability to enable or…

    3 votes

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  16. Paste Special

    I always need to 'paste special' Paste as text for massive diagrams. Please give me some kind of quick key to do it automatically!

    1 vote

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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…

    1 vote

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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

    1 vote

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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?

    1 vote

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  20. Add Overline to the text

    It is possible to underline or strike through, why not overline?
    It is possible to do this in Word, but the text can not be copied to Visio except by taking a picture.

    2 votes

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