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  1. 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.

    7 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Default Date Format for Timeline

    The default date for a timeline shows the month date and year. For a flow that is only 1 year long having the year listed on every milestone just looks like clutter. I should be able to set a default date format that would apply to all milestones added to my timeline.

    1 vote
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  4. Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store from white to black

    Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store shape from white to black

    2 votes
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  5. New feature to create diagram from picture

    Microsoft just annouce a new feature on Excel. You can take a picture of a data table and turn it into a spreadsheet.

    It could be a huge time savior if I could take a picture of a hand draw diagram and turn it into Visio diagram.

    1 vote
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  6. Invert the default coloring scheme of white lettering on dark fields

    Invert the default coloring scheme of white lettering on dark fields to dark lettering on white fields.
    Three reasons:
    --Printing in the default color scheme needlessly uses ink, energy and natural resources.
    --Printing in dark lettering/white fields is easier to read.
    --Photocopying documents printed in the default color scheme does not work well, especially when printed B/W.

    2 votes
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  7. Fix the bug where "Re-Layout" doesn't work when you are working with a data container

    When you import in a cross functional flowchart using excel and the templates visio provides, the Re-Layout doesn't work. It just makes a terrible layout with the start button in the middle of the swim lane. It's the container that's blocking this. If i disband the container, and do a re-layout (left to right) it will make it look like a really nice professional flowchart. But when i do that, it breaks the link to the data.

    Visio advertises the excel & visio integration feature, but it not even usable

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. align lines / boxes diagonally according to one side of their shape

    can't align things on a certain angle / center them on a diagonal or inclined axis.

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  11. 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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  12. Visio Crashes when I uses "Container"... Suggest to fix!

    If I have an amount of Flow Charts selected and then go to insert a Container to capture the Flow Charts, then Visio consistently crashes. If I do not select Flow Charts before inserting a Container it all works great.

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