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”

    10 votes
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  2. Auto Save files in SharePoint or One Drive

    Please provide the option to Auto Save Visio files when saved in SharePoint or One Drive. (Like every other MS file-type)

    6 votes
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  3. Be able to classify, label and protect Visio diagrams with Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels

    Word, PowerPoint, Excel and several third party applications support MIP labels to flag the sensitivity and confidentiality of a document, apply protection and enforce display of content markings.
    Visio diagrams include just as much sensitive information as these other document formats, and users should be able to label them in the same way with a consistent user experience. Visio already supports the older RMS protection capabilities, but labels would offer a much better and more complete user experience.

    18 votes
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  4. Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts + ability to select all "like" objects to format.

    Allow a user to set more default options such as connector thickness, color, and fonts. Plus the ability to select all "like" objects for formatting purposes. Formatting seems to be one of the biggest bottlenecks and time wasters.

    8 votes
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  5. Data refresh with coauthoring

    I would like to see a feature where when you are co-authoring documents that have an excel data source, anyone can refresh the data. At the moment, this is not possible.

    23 votes
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  6. An overlay page

    How about an overlay page to go in front of the foreground page. Currently items can block items on a background page, There is no way to have background items blocking foreground items.

    2 votes
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  7. Add option to disable "snap to shape"

    When using a connector between shapes the connection automatically snaps to the center of the shape (a box pops up indicating "snap to shape". There does not appear to be any way to disable this snapping other than entirely disabling snap.

    I want to be able to leave other snapping enabled (e.g. snap to grid) and not have the snap automatically jump to the shape. There are options to disable other individual snapping options but not this one.

    This worked fine in previous versions of Visio and makes Visio almost unusable for my application. Adding the ability to enable or…

    3 votes
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  8. Visio viewer

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

    2 votes
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  9. Fix issue with opening links from diagram shapes (Ctrl key/function issue)

    Lately, every shape you hover over triggers a pop-up message “Ctrl + Click to follow link”, even though there is not a link associated to a shape.

    In the past, when you hovered over a shape, there would be no pop out unless there were actually hyperlinks. You would just need to click on a shape to open a hyperlink (if there was one). Now, in addition to the constant pop-up stated above, users need to click Ctrl to open a link.

    We have seen this situation appear and then disappear, which is confusing to end users and an ongoing…

    2 votes
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  10. Support @mentions in visio review comments

    Support @mentions in visio review comments

    1 vote
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  11. Change object size with keyboard shortcut

    Be able to change the size of an Object with a keystroke. Some software uses Shift+Arrow, but this is already used in Visio. Choose a shortcut, and we will get used to it!

    1 vote
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  12. 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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  13. Make it possible to select multiple objects/shapes and be able to assign a container to them individually.

    I asked the community the following: How can I select multiple shapes in visio and assign a container to each one (the same style of container btw).

    So far I can only see the option to select either 1 object and assign it a container or select multiple objects (shapes) and assign them all to one container.

    Is it possible?

    I'm using visio professional version 1902, using a Surface Pro.

    I received a response from a MS contact stating it is not possible and that I should suggest it here.

    thanks

    1 vote
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  14. Make collaborative editing possible (like in Excel, Power Point etc.)

    It would be very helpful to collaborate on Visio models in the desktop client like it is possible in Excel, Power Point or Word.
    It would be a huge benefit to look together with colleagues at the same file and see the changes in real-time in my desktop app. A lot of other modelling tools like Miro are a big Step ahead of Visio regarding collaborative work.

    1 vote
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  15. Quick Parts for Reusing Custom Styles

    Currently, when I define a custom style, it does not become part of the Visio program itself, but rather part of the drawing file in which I defined the style.

    Instead of saving the drawing as a Visio template or manually copying custom styles from one visio file to another, can Quick Parts be made available (currently in Microsoft Word) where I can save the custom style I created to a Quick Part gallery so it's always reusable in Visio, regardless of the file I have open.

    1 vote
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  16. Not able to change the line width of any symbol in Electrical Engineering stencil

    I earlier used Visio 2013 and was satisfied except a few problems. Then I bought the latest Professional 2019 and now am highly frustrated. Any symbol I use from the Electrical stencil has a fixed line width. I can change the line width of the connector but not the symbol/component.

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. I want to insert earlier date than December 30, 1899

    Use Visio to make a timeline of historical events, but the time can only start on December 30, 1899

    2 votes
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  19. Sorting list containers

    Visio containers can be lists. The only suggestion so far on the Visio forums is to copy the list to Word and sort, but what happens if the list is not words but shapes?
    I live List containers because I can easily stack shapes.
    The arrow keys help when I need to reorder.
    Sort by shape name or selected custom property.

    1 vote
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  20. corporate orgcharts

    There have bee requests for Corporate Orgcharts. It displays the relationship between companies.
    Point Visio at a description of the organization in Visio and create the chart. Difference to regular orgchart? multiple bosses , showing the percentage ownership of a company for multiple owners.

    1 vote
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