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  1. 6 votes
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    • Dealcliq | best online store

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      • Active User Report

        Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

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        • Add support for modifying Data Visualizer Excel files

          Data Visualizer saves is a great time saver for building process maps. Unfortunately, the connection is permanently broken if you change the table name, worksheet, file name or file location. This prevents me from distributing the documents with the functionality intact.

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          • Make Visio open and read hand drawn flowcharts(Picture from whiteboard) and convert them to corresponding shape objects in Visio

            Flowcharts and processes are many times finalized as a group on big sheets of paper or whiteboards. A photo of this whiteboard or paper charts are then taken and emailed to user for creating the entire chart in Visio. Recommended Idea is to make visio read the photo file and translate the images into shapes best corresponding to the library. (Image recognition based idea)

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            • Would be realy usefull to able to scroll sideways like up and down with the mouse

              To scroll up or down you rotate the IntelliMouse wheel forward or backward.
              What would be nice in Visio and OneNote is to able to scroll any direction by dragging the page using Ctrl key and the mouse lift key.
              To be able to move quick on a large diagram without involving horizontal/vertical scroll bar.
              That would be great. Some of my drawing consist of 9 A3 pages. you could imagine trying to scroll to find and object./

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              • Selection Pane

                Excel and PowerPoint have selection panes which enables us selecting multiple objects in various criteria and formatting tame afterwards (for instance formatting sub-process shapes using same criteria in a flow chart). There is a "select" menu, but I think it does not the similar skills as the "selection pane". Therefore, I wish you could consider implementing a similar selection pane.

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                • Selection Pane

                  Excel and PowerPoint have selection panes which enables us selecting multiple objects in various criteria and formatting tame afterwards (for instance formatting sub-process shapes using same criteria in a flow chart). There is a "select" menu, but I think it does not the similar skills as the "selection pane". Therefore, I wish you could consider implementing a similar selection pane.

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                  • Formatar forma

                    Sugiro a correção do campo "Formatar Forma" > "Propriedades de Tamanho", pois está aparecendo a opção de texto alternativo.

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                    • Add "arrow" styles for commonly used UML and SYSML line adornments.

                      Add arrow (line end) types for:
                      -The filled diamond;
                      --The "Celtic Cross" aka "Crosshair"
                      --The half arrow (only one side of line)
                      --Arrow pointing to box.

                      These are commonly used lie end symbols in SysML and UML.

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                      • make it easy to change the design template date format from mm-dd to dd-mm

                        Please make it easy to change the design template date format from mm-dd to dd-mm as the date suddenly appears in the page header when a standard Visio template design is selected. If I search in help for date format - nothing shows up

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                        • Visio Symbol Font List Missing/ Bug

                          When using Visio 2010. If you select

                          Insert - Symbol - More Symbols

                          You are presented with a list window with a list of symbols. You can then change the Font by selecting from the Font drop down list.

                          HOWEVER, in VISIO 2016, when I perform these same steps. The font drop down list is empty?

                          This is not the case with Word 2016, Excel 2016, etc

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                          • Add opportunity for create custom properties in document's advanced properties window

                            Using fields in MS Visio is great opportunity!!!
                            Users often needs use many fields in global document-level.
                            For example in MS Word application in Advanced properties window of document, you can find tab named Custom. In this tab users can add so many customer properties as they need. Users can use values of these custom properties in fields in document content.
                            Now we can use ShapeSheet cells in Document level (a.k.a TheDoc), but it is way for advanced users. If developers add this opportunity it makes using fields in MS Visio documents more user-friendly!
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                            Использование полей в MS Visio…

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                            • Make Microsoft Office Visio part of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Office Suite

                              I wish Microsoft Office Visio would become part of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Office Suite and all other Microsoft Office Suites including Microsoft Office 365 starting in Microsoft Office 2019 when it gets released.

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                              • Apply a theme to add color and style to diagrams

                                I have created a theme (.thmx file) in PowerPoint and applied it to Word to have the same color scheme across documents. I would also like to apply it to Visio so I can have the same color scheme in my diagrams.

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                                • Hyperlink button bug

                                  When you add or change a hyperlink on an item you have to select the hyperlink button twice before the menu opens. It should open the first time you select the hyperlink button. Visio 2016.

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                                  • Fix Data Visualizer so it does not redraw diagrams when you add a data graphics field

                                    I love the ability to link an Excel spreadsheet to a Visio Data Visualizer (Cross Functional Flowchart). It's great for assembling roadmap visuals from spreadsheet data. The problem is that after I align the objects on the chart within their lane, if I add a data graphic field, all of my layout changes are thrown out and the chart is scrambled.

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                                    • support arrows that point away from endpoint

                                      All of the arrow ends I've seen in Visio point "towards" the endpoint / shape. I was surprised to see that I couldn't find a simple radio button or similar to set the direction of the endpoint to point AWAY from the endpoint.

                                      When creating a diagram with long connectors it is very useful to have an arrow at the beginning of the connector showing the flow of (data; process; etc.) AWAY from the "source" shape while the arrow at the "destination" shape points TOWARDS that shape.

                                      I've learned to create custom endpoints but this is extremely time-consuming with the…

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                                      • add shapes for Xbox...

                                        it's a Microsoft product and it's pretty much a computer too!

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                                        • page formula that references a renamed shape should be allowed to use the new name of the shape

                                          I have a shape that appears on a page. I have renamed the shape to make it self-documenting. I want to create a user-defined cell on the page that refers to the position of the shape. When I try to do this, Visio won't let me use the new name for the shape; instead I have to use the Sheet.ID name, which is harder to understand or to trace back later. Please allow me to use the new name in a formula.

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