Visio on Desktop

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  1. Visio for Office 365 Home

    Please add the ability to add Visio to the Office 365 Home subscription service. I use Visio for multiple personal projects and would like to be able to integrate them with other Microsoft products, Word and Powerpoint. Otherwise you will be losing a customer and I will find another alternative. I do not care that much for Google Docs it does allow me to integrate with the Drawing application and it is free.

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    • Visio Electrical Circuit diagram symbols should conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

      Visio 16 Professional: The Electrical Circuit symbols do not conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

      Please change the symbols to conform to those standards. Otherwise, Visio is useless. We have to turn to other software.

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      • Hello. I don't see where one can easily add a watermark to a visio document.

        I would like to put a watermark, such as "CONFIDENTIAL" on a design done in Visio.

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        • HEX colour input field.

          I'd really like if I could input colour values as HEX, it makes it easier to acquire colour palettes and schemes and bring them into Visio using a simpler format then entering in 3xRGB values.

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          • Paint 3D

            Intigrate Paint 3D functions in Visio so users can create/ insert 3D models (inserting like in Word but as a shape).

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            • Add symbols and models

              Please add the symbols and 3D models you can insert in Word as shapes in Visio.

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              • Share/ collaborate in drawing

                Allow to share a drawing between mutliple users so they can collaborate and edit a document together (like in Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

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                  • Provide option to disable Research

                    The Research pane pops up constantly, slowing performance and taking up too much space, when highlighting text. The only way to disable is to uninstall or via code. Provide users an option to disable this service while working, or make it available on demand rather than automatic.

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                    • Update all visio feedback from the feedback button in the software to link to Microsoft Edge rather than Internet Explorer

                      This is a no brainer, is it not?

                      Is it 2017 yet where you live? :D

                      And please make it available to everyone, not just 365 customers.

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                      • Offer Visio 365 as a non-commercial add-on to Office 365 Home and Personal

                        Offer Visio 365 as a non-commercial add-on to Office 365 Home and Personal. Many non-commercial users will enjoy using Visio for school projects, home business presentations, and personal planning.

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                        • Incorporate "Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance" for mapping and facilitating in real-time.

                          Allow user customization for how you conduct the session, e.g. "Process, text . . ., decision, text" etc.

                          3 votes
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                          • Provide column and row filtering for SharePoint Lists using Data Selector, just like Excel

                            The Data Selector for Excel and Access allows for row filtering and column selection. This should be allowed for SharePoint Lists too.

                            3 votes
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                            • Locked Layers in Visio Services

                              Do not allow selections of shapes on Locked Layers in Visio Services.

                              Seems inconsistent that in Visio you have the ability to prevent the selection of shapes that are on a Locked layer, but this behaviour is not carried through into Visio Services.

                              There are shapes that we lock in Visio from selection for a reason - would be good to have the same in the browser.

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                              • Offer full Mobile support for Visio Services

                                Currently mobile rendering is not suited for mobile resolution screens. Allows consumers to have a better viewing experience of diagrams on their mobile devices without having to view in desktop mode.

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                                • Allow Ink and Reviewer pages in Visio Services

                                  There is no support for "Ink, Reviewer pages, Macro, OLE or other objects in Visio Services".  Macro and OLE are understood because of security implications, but Ink and Reviewer pages would be very useful to allow further reviewing comments and other perspectives within the browser.

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