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  1. Ability to color tabs in Visio

    In the same way you can color tabs in Excel, it would be helpful to have that feature in Visio. It's helpful when reviewing comments or addressing comments from teammates. When I am complete with a tab, I could color it green for tracking purposes.

    52 votes

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  2. 35 votes

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  3. Populate flowcharts based on pictures

    I create a lot of process/business workflows with butcher paper & sticky notes. It would be great if I could take a picture of what I was working on & upload it into Visio. Then, all I would have to do is check to make sure everything was correct (and edit, if needed).

    13 votes

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  4. 9 votes

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  5. Please provide animation for the process flow diagrams

    Please provide animation functionality to present Flow diagrams. Very useful to convey the Flow logic in large diagrams

    9 votes

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  6. automatically create diagrams from excel data

    Automatically create flowcharts and cross functional flowcharts from Excel Data. As a user I should be able to import my Excel data and create the diagram, refresh the diagram so it reflects changes in data.

    8 votes

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  7. Option to render diagram to a specified size with Data Visualizer

    For the Flowchart Data Visualizers, please provide the option to create diagram of a specified size, e.g. fit to 1 letter size page, size to 7" x 10", etc., and render accordingly. When I am manually resizing, I end up with lots of white space unless I move around the individual diagram components manually, which defeats the point of using the visualizer tool.

    7 votes

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  8. Use Visio to create auto-Timelines

    For trials we sometimes have to convey a timeline of circumstances in an easy-to-understand way to the Jury. A friendly, non imposing timeline would be very helpful and understandable. As I add events (not always a DATE!) I'd want it to space it either automatically or in the proportion of time I dictate. This would be good for school children learning history, people reading the Bible, even for Cooks writing how to time a dinner party. Please do it!

    5 votes

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  9. Add data visualizer templates for Access Database

    It would be great to generate flowcharts automatically from Access database like it is done with Excel.

    4 votes

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  10. Connectors between Containers

    I cannot make a connector in Visio/Excel that maps between data containers/tables. I suppose this probably makes sense, but it would be sweet either way. I have ensured all the Step IDs are unique, so it would be nice if I could draw connections between different containers on visio and have the links appear in the Excel while using data visualizer.

    Background: I am trying to have one visio diagram that has multiple containers, each container is linked to its own table in excel.

    4 votes

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  11. Refreshing diagrams

    When I refresh my visio diagram from Excel, all the shapes are reorganized around the page. So I go through a process of putting them in the right space, then when I add a diagram from Excel, it undoes all that work and re-organizes them how it sees fit.

    Background: I am trying to have one visio diagram that has multiple containers, each container is linked to its own table in excel.

    4 votes

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  12. Can I present my Visio flowchart one block at a time - such as powerpoint does with addign animations?

    Presenting flowcharts to others one block at a time would allow the team to focus on each block.

    4 votes

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  13. Timeline in Business Days

    Most of us are using Visio for business purposes, weekends are irrelevant in a timeline. Please allow a timeline to only show business days.

    3 votes

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  14. Make it possible to import Visio drawings to PowerPoint as separate blocks

    If you could import flowcharts as separate blocks to PowerPoint you would be able to add different animations and present the blocks one by one. When you're only able to import the Visio drawing as a picture it's hard to present it in a smart way for the viewers.

    3 votes

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  15. Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

    Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

    3 votes

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  16. Visio Hyperlinks - make it so you can cut and paste with mouse.

    Right now you HAVE to use Ctrl V to paste an internet hyperlink in Visio 2016. How very 1985 of you! Please make it so we can copy and paste a web address in the hyperlink field in Visio.

    3 votes

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  17. Add an quick select option to reverse the way an arrow is pointing

    Very easy if there would be a right click feature which allows you to reverse the walk the arrow is pointing without having to drag the connectors to other places which sometimes changes the layout of the line completely.

    3 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 2 votes

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