Visio on Desktop

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  1. visio viewer

    “Publish an installable standalone Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, web browser or OneDrive. Dependence on
    -OneDrive limits end-user usability
    -Web browser limits resolution and movement around larger documents”

    11 votes
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  2. Visio viewer

    Publish an installable Visio Viewer that does not depend on Active X, Edge or OneDrive. Dependence on OneDrive limits customer usability.

    3 votes
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  3. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

    1 vote
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  4. Please add autosave to Visio!!!

    Visio is an O365 subscription as is my OneDrive (docs and desktop are backed up and syncing). Please, for the love of God, enable the autosave of drawings to OneDrive. Why wouldn't this be the functionality to match the rest of the office apps already?

    5 votes
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  5. ShapeSheet search

    While in ShapeSheet, allow the user to open a search dialog box via right-click menu or CTRL+F. The search would allow for the parameter name, formula, or Values.

    1 vote
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  6. Diode bridge in Visio

    There should be an electircal element called diode bridge. This element is used a lot in electrical circuts and it's composed of four diodes.

    2 votes
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  7. Make Azure and AWS stencils available on Visio desktop

    Visio online has updated Azure and AWS stencils, but they are not available for the desktop version.

    1 vote
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  8. allow a part of a grouped Master to avoid being scaled with the rest of the Group

    Please fix the bug or oversight that does not allow a part of a grouped Master to avoid being scaled with the rest of the Group

    When I "group" any protected shapes with other shapes, their protections are overridden. For example, if the protected shape is in a group, and I scale the group size, the "protected" shape scales. (!!)

    This was confirmed by MS here:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficevisio-msowin10-mso_o365b/keep-a-shapes-protections-when-shape-is-in-a-group/63ea69f3-3859-40ce-a0ff-ab85be306e1d

    1 vote
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  9. auto contour creation

    I would like to pick a line or arc and drag it. While I am dragging it, contour line would be created in staggering intervals. so, the person using this would drag a line to the center of what would be cylinder or curved surface and the would see 3 lines or arcs ghost out from the copied line. The interval of the lines would be 1 unit of distance then the 2nd line would be 2 units, the 3rd would be 4 units and there would be 7 units between the last line and the final pick point. The…

    1 vote
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  10. Allow everyone in a Microsoft Teams Channel tab to view Visio diagram

    Everyone in a tenant should be able to view a visio diagram that is posted as a Microsoft Teams channel tab (or a Sharepoint page). Currently Plan 1 is required to view diagrams. Plan 1 should be required to edit/participate in a visio diagram, but not view or comment on Visio diagrams.

    1 vote
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  11. Add wavy/sine lines/shapes

    Add options for wavy/sine lines, either through line/arc tool or through shapes. Ideally, the line should be customizable both with "height" of the sine and "number" of wave. For the with, it should give the option to specify fixed number or fixed sine width when changing the line length

    2 votes
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  12. I suggest you add the ability to set line jump based on line type, not just orientation, Horizontal/Vertical

    When drawing process diagrams the line types used have a hierarchy of importance. So when a top level line( a process line) crosses a lower level line( an instrument line) the line jump setting should be able to force the lower level line to always jump the higher level line.
    Currently you can only set to jump vertical lines or jump horizontal lines

    1 vote
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  13. Provide the Crime Scene Investigation template in Japanese

    The Crime Scene Investigation template for Visio is currently available in the US. It would be great if the template would be available in Japanese

    3 votes
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  14. Add Customer Journey Map to the available template

    Add the Customer Journey Map template and elements to capture the customer experience, expectation, objective and interaction with the company business processes. This can be linked to the company process modelled in BPMN

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  15. Make Visio user-friendly by making it similar to the likes of vector editing tools

    We engineers use this a lot for adding complex circuit diagrams in documents. The reason Visio is useful is because it can be embedded directly into office documents. But the problem is that I find Visio extremely outdated in usability (which is why I'm making the effort to voice my frustration here). .

    Firstly, making a line is so difficult - the line is either straight or a circular arc. There's no (easy) way to make arcs of other types.

    It is very difficult to draw up things - adding points to existing lines and manipulating them is difficult

    Locking…

    1 vote
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  16. Co-authoring in Visio desktop client

    At this time (august 2020) co-authoring in Visio is only possible in the web client. It would be great if this would work in the desktop client as well

    1 vote
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  17. Not listed among Office applications

    I have 2 seperate Licenses for 'Office-2019 Pro and 'Visio'.

    Visio is not included among the Office applicaitons. It was listed among them before. It sisappeaed following some updates, I do not which.
    Can make it visible?

    1 vote
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  18. data visualizer

    Be able to provide HEADING and TITLE variable in data visualizer wizard.

    6 votes
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  19. Offer Microsoft PowerPoint format as Export option

    Users are frequently torn between making diagrams in PowerPoint vs. Visio, because Visio is much more powerful, but end users can't edit them once the image is transferred to PPT. It would be extremely useful to be able to make a diagram in Visio and export it as an editable PPT/PPTX file.

    5 votes
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  20. Create 3D rendered view of a 2D floor plan

    It is very useful that Visio can create 2D floor plans, import CAD drawings, and link Excel data to shapes.

    However, a greater functionality would be including a view window (or separate windows with URL for posting in SharePoint site) showing the 3D rendered model of the 2D floor plan.

    Here is an example from another software company.
    https://samposoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/image008.png

    3 votes
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