Visio on Desktop

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  1. Print dialog page to have a button for "print current page".

    I almost always want to print just the current page of a diagram. It seems there's plenty of real estate on the print page to have a "print current page" button - especially with modern sized monitors. Either that or the document dropdown menu under settings could stick at the last used value.
    It would stop me being annoyed every time I print something plus save the planet some paper when I occasionally print all pages of a large multi page diagram.

    2 votes
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  2. Store the font for the shape by name not ID

    When you set a fonts other than Arial it is stored as a font ID in the shape, if you open that font on a different PC the font ID don't always line up and you get a different font.

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  3. I suggest, when cliking to a stencil on page, there should be an option to find the stencil file and open it on the left

    I suggest, when cliking to a stencil on working page, there should be an option to find the stencil file and open the stencil group it on the left pane. Like:
    - find the stencil group file

    Thank you
    Cem Karaca

    2 votes
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  4. Please fix chinese input of visio

    visio new version don't input chinese word, please fix it.

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  5. Have an objects repository

    It would be good to have an objects repository and link objects to shapes so same entities would be able to represent in different views

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  6. Custom colors for controls handles

    Add another ShapeSheet cell to allow control handle colors to be customizable. Shapes such as Chris Roth's text on a circle and my color wheel use different control handles to do different jobs and it would be great to be able change the colors of these appropriately.

    3 votes
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  7. Wrap panel layout for List containers

    Where List containers currently arrange their children horizontally and vertically, add a third option to allow wrap panel like layout (as per WPF). A User cell could define a max width or max item per row count, after which subsequent items would drop down to the next row.

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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Drawing Explorer shortcut key

    Not very exciting I know, but I think Ctrl+E is available

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  10. Allow in file image resources

    Allow a file package to contain referenced and unreferenced images that could be swapped dynamically. Using Shape.ChangePicture (and a ShapeSheet function of course) the currently unused ChangePictureFlag parameter could support ‘local’ in-package images as a source:

    • VisChangePictureFlags.visChangePictureSearchFileSystem
    • VisChangePictureFlags.visChangePictureSearchPackage

    Under this scenario, the first would be the default, as per existing functionality, and the second would enable an existing image (in the ‘media’ folder within the file package) to be referenced by name.

    This would allow a ShapeSheet function to toggle through a range of images with no code.

    From a UI perspective, this implies the addition of an…

    1 vote
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  11. Document level theme filtering

    Allow a document cell to filter the available themes in the ribbon theme gallery.

    Some themes are not suitable for a particular solution. For example, you might want to prevent the user from applying some of the hand drawn themes such as 'Pen' and 'Pencil' to a completed process diagram or electrical layout.

    Equally, where a solution's color logic relies on, say, Accent 2 being lighter than Accent 4, it would be great to be able to filter the available themes to just those that conform to that rule.

    If the Document ShapeSheet carried, either a specific cell or some…

    2 votes
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  12. templates and tools for BigData analytics

    I'm into BigData analytics.
    It would be nice to have some tools organized in a template, to analyse and diagram linked entities beyond the organizational structure or the website map in my favorite application: Visio!

    3 votes
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  13. apps for Office

    We need support for apps for Office just like in the other apps

    7 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. Find/Replace image across multiple diagrams

    Ability to find/replace a given image with a different one, across a whole set of diagrams. e.g., When a company changes its logo we need a way to provide an update to all diagrams.

    4 votes
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  17. Select shapes by master

    It's possible to select shapes by type (e.g., guide, connectors) and by layer, but it would be very helpful to be able to select shapes by Master in a similar way. In conjunction with Shape Replace, it would be a quick means of replacing shapes in bulk.

    5 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. Polymorphic shapes

    Ability to have the same item change between different representations based on specific Visio shape data.

    2 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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