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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Polymorphic shapes

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

    2 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Programatically plot points on Connectors

    It is not possible to programmatically route a connector through a specified path as the Geometry section essentially becomes read only for 1D objects.

    2 votes
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  9. Allow Ink and Reviewer pages in Visio Services

    There is no support for "Ink, Reviewer pages, Macro, OLE or other objects in Visio Services".  Macro and OLE are understood because of security implications, but Ink and Reviewer pages would be very useful to allow further reviewing comments and other perspectives within the browser.

    1 vote
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  10. Bring back the configuration submenu for positioning the infomation inside the Orgchart Shapes

    The new Orgchart has no longer the config menu for positioning the Shape data - so the idea is to use the data graphics to Show it as text - but using the data graphics text you are not able to get the same design - it`s a problem to bring them aligned to the box - the previous menu was much easier to use - another point is to get a simple - call it boring - non design, just a box, version of an OrgChart box back again

    2 votes
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  11. 4 votes
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  12. Password Protection for Drawing

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    Capability to set the password to open a drawing as read only or read/write.

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    Each shapesheet should be protected separately.
    Shapesheets created by ISV will be protected while others will be shown to/customized by users.

    7 votes
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  13. Pre Processing Phase for Visio Web Access for Visio COM Addins

    It would be great to have a chance to manipulate the shapes before they are displayed. Premier use case is to update the title to a user specific language. This might have been possible with the Silverlight solution in 2010 but it is impossible now.

    3 votes
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  14. Restore "Center Drawing" to the ribbon.

    Only old Visioites will remember that there was a Center Drawing button and go looking for it. Can it be restored to the ribbon so it is more discoverable? Possibly in the Layout group.

    1 vote
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  15. (Visual) Diff/Merge of Visio Documents

    Compare two versions of a document in SharePoint and get a hint what is changed. Visual for end users and as a XML report for developers. Fire all events while merging so that 3rd party tools get a chance to follow up

    11 votes
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  16. Replacement of full featured static HTML/VML Export by HTML5

    Currently HTML works only in IE8 mode. You can not run it easily in a SP2013 webpart

    10 votes
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  17. Visio core edition.

    This edition has core functions only!
    This mean is ISV edition of Visio.

    8 votes
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  18. Multi-language mastershapes

    Same NameU but multiple names for multiple languages. As a feature AND in all your stencils. Think of "CFF-Container" and friends.

    8 votes
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  19. Visio Live with an extension strategy (FlowChart and BPMN is mostly needed)

    We are very often in highly competitve situations, when people are asking for modelling on the web / Zero installation solutions. We do not need full fledge Visio. How about generating a modeller from a fixed stencil? No acces of ShapeSheets allowed.

    9 votes
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  20. Discovery network.

    Visio 2000 enterprise had this function.

    7 votes
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