Visio on Desktop

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  1. Add Task Relationship Types in the GANTT Chart Template

    Currently the template only allows for Finish-Start relationships between tasks. In reality, there are 3 other link types that are not available in Visio (Start-Finish, Start-Start, Finish-Finish). While Finish-Start links are the most common, the absence of the other link types really limits the functionality of the Visio GANTT Template.

    1 vote

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  2. 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)

    6 votes

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  3. 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.

    10 votes

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    1 vote

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  5. Paste Hyperlink from Excel breaks Visio

    Steps to reproduce:

    Create Data in Excel, and Copy to clipboard.
    Paste Special into Visio, Select Hyperlink option to link to the Excel data in clipboard. Verify that changing the data in Excel is reflected in Visio document.
    Create a text box in the Visio Document, Attempt to change the size of the font. A "Microsoft Visio Security Notice" Window Appears, with the options to Update Links or Cancel.
    At this point, the document can no longer effectivly be modified.

    This was discovered with Office & Visio 2019 (permanent Licence)
    It has also been reproduced in 2016 and 2013 versions.

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    18 votes

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  7. 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./

    2 votes

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  8. Fix vertical axis zero on page orientation change

    The default for a page layout if landscape. The first page has its origin in the lower left corner. However, when changing the page layout to portrait, it is not the lower left corner that is pinned, but the upper left corner. As such, the vertical axis zero is always somewhere around the middle of a portrait page.
    Please fix this, such that the vertical axis zero is always on a page boundary, whatever orientation is selected.
    (In case it matters, I am using A3 paper size.)

    1 vote

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  9. 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.

    2 votes

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  10. Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program".

    Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program". And it is not open in any other program. And it is happening with all drawings I have. Please do me any solution.

    1 vote

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  11. Provide an "upgrade licence option"

    After using visio standard edition for a while I decided I would like to try the features from professional, however found the only way to access these features was to outright by professional, as the sole visio user in my company taking this path would mean I am sat on a license for a product I would never use and it's quite an expensive license to not utilise.

    It would make more sense to allow me to pay the license cost difference between standard and professional and have my current license upgraded to professional (or have it replaced)

    I cannot…

    1 vote

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  12. Make Visio part of Office suite

    Please make Visio part of every Office suite as it is one of the 4 most essential programs (Word for writing, Excel for calculating, PowerPoint for presenting and Visio for drawing).

    49 votes

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  13. Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened area.

    Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened areas.

    1 vote

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  14. 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.

    12 votes

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  15. 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!

    Использование полей в MS Visio —…

    5 votes

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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. 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.

    3 votes

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  18. Add more Stencils

    Need more stencils types period. Designing for Azure we need country and global maps to put datacenters and connections, etc. Need to really sit down and create a set of core stencils for Azure. I need shapes of the countries, regional areas (North America, Latin America, EU, CEE, Africa, Asia Pacific) in various languages too.

    9 votes

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  19. When I insert a picture in the format zhpeg or png in the file Vise, the quality of this picture is lost. It becomes very blurry. The pictur

    Hi! When I insert a picture in the file Visio (format of picture - jpg, png, bmp ...), the quality of this picture is lost. It becomes very blurry. The picture is compressed. How to make the picture does not lose the original quality? Thank you! )

    5 votes

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  20. Add shapes for Cellular Network entities like, HLR, VLR, MSC, SGSN, HSS, MME, GGSN, etc. Do not see these in current Visio 2016 shapes.

    Add shapes for Cellular Network entities like, HLR, VLR, MSC, SGSN, HSS, MME, GGSN, STP, SCP, SSP, eNB, etc. Do not see these in current Visio 2016 shapes.

    4 votes

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