Enhanced Color Picking
Visio should make it easier for me to pick colors. There are two parts to my suggestion.
1 - Be consistent with PowerPoint and offer the Eyedropper tool for fill/border/text colors
2 - Additionally to match specific colors (for example when looking at a branding guidelines document) allow users some way to directly enter a string/webcolor ( For example "#ff0000" ). The Colors dialog (The Custom tab specifically) is not very friendly for this task because people often transform the color as a 6digit color string - requiring the user to do two things: #1 convert find a tool to convert it into the decimal rgb components and #2 separately enter each component in the dialog. Providing a simple text box where the user can simply paste the value would be simpler.
Jamo Taylor commented
Absolutely! How can any serious design tool not have a color picker? Have the Visio devs ever used other drawing tools?
Visio 2019 does not have this feature implemented yet. It would be nice if Microsoft would consider implementing it
Paul Whitman commented
If Visio had the same color picker as PowerPoint I'd be happy.
John Goldsmith commented
I'd definitely like to see hex colors available in the ShapeSheet. I'd also love to see the picker available fully expanded in something you can pin open rather than having to reopen it each time.