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  1. Ability to download add templates so that I can choose that with new

    With file new, the list of available templates are those provided by MS. Please provide an ability to download/create templates so that I can choose that with file new - and use my own template

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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Show the cursor location

    Please change the programing to show the cursor location within the text associated with a connector. It's very hard to get the text to align right when you can't identify where the cursor is currently located. It does this for the text within a shape but not the text that is associated with the connectors.

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  4. Align multiple items to one

    In a org chart, for example, I remove one person from a column of people. Now I want to bump that up to fill in the now blank space. I should be able to grab the lot of people below the gap and then drag them to where they should be with the alignment guides/helpers showing me based on the top selected person. Currently, no guides or helper appear when you select and then move multiple objects.

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  5. Display Image Being Cropped (Live Dynamics for Cropping)

    In Visio 2016, when I try to crop an image the actual image disappears, leaving just a boundary box. This makes it nearly impossible to accurately crop the image and requires several rounds of trial and error. I did not have this issue in Visio 2003. In the Options I see that there is a "Live Dynamics" option to keep this from happening when resizing or rotating a figure. Please extend/restore this functionality to cropping images as well.

    2 votes
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  6. Two-D Snap Would Be Nice

    As it stands now, you can snap 1D shapes to other 1D shapes or 2D shapes. You cannot snap 2D shapes to 2D shapes. It would be most helpful if we could place one 2D shape in relationship to the location and dimensions of a prior 2D shape, even if they cannot be glued.

    4 votes
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  7. Line and polyline vertices are invisible

    The display of internal vertices and arc control points on polylines is wildly dysfunctional. They were much bigger and easier to see in previous versions, but MS made them practically invisible in 2010. Either make the default bigger, or give the user the authority to change how they are displayed.

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  8. Interface font sizes too big

    The display font for interface labels task pane labels like "Shapes" and "Shape Data" are excessive and reduce the space available for seeing what is on the panes.

    2 votes
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  9. Stencil name display unstable

    When multiple stencils are in use, the displayed name of the active stencil is unstable and difficult to manage. The active stencil and its displayed name should always be that of the last stencil from which a shape was taken.

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  10. Print dialog page to have a button for "print current page".

    I almost always want to print just the current page of a diagram. It seems there's plenty of real estate on the print page to have a "print current page" button - especially with modern sized monitors. Either that or the document dropdown menu under settings could stick at the last used value.
    It would stop me being annoyed every time I print something plus save the planet some paper when I occasionally print all pages of a large multi page diagram.

    2 votes
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  11. I suggest, when cliking to a stencil on page, there should be an option to find the stencil file and open it on the left

    I suggest, when cliking to a stencil on working page, there should be an option to find the stencil file and open the stencil group it on the left pane. Like:
    - find the stencil group file

    Thank you
    Cem Karaca

    2 votes
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  12. legend resize

    I would like to point that it would be interesting to be able to resize a legend in height. We can only resize it in width for now.

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