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  1. Ability to batch edit protection for shapes in a stencil set

    I downloaded the Enterprise Integration Patterns stencil from http://camel.apache.org/enterprise-integration-patterns.html, but most of the shapes were locked so I couldn't move them or delete them without enabling the Developer toolbar and modifying the protection.

    I right-clicked the Stencil, selected all, then clicked Edit Shape -- which opened a new window for each stencil. I then needed to click each item, click protection in the toolbar, click none, then close/save that window.

    This should be allowed as a bulk action.

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  2. Allow container shapes to define internal margins

    Currently container shapes allow for Heading placement along one edge, which Visio takes into account when deciding where the member shapes area should be. However if you want a container to include both a Header and Footer areas then either the footer has to be place outside of the shape's alignment box or have put up with possible overlap where the footer sits inside the member shapes area.

    Additional container User cells could include something like User.visMemberAreaEdgeLeft, User.visMemberAreaEdgeTop, User.visMemberAreaEdgeRight and User.visMemberAreaEdgeBottom. These non-mandatory cells would allow development of additional features such as extra footer or side legend areas.

    2 votes
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  3. let me register my visio activation key after i accidently log in with my microsoft account

    i just got a key to activate visio through my work place. I downloaded and opened visio and got to a log in screen. I logged in to my Microsoft account and the option to register my key disappeared. I then tried to log out and in several times to look for the option but it was nowhere to be found. it only appeared before I FIRST logged in with my Microsoft account...

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  4. Visio 2013 shift when inserting text

    Kind time of day
    There is MS Visio 2013
    This application is actively used for creating network diagrams
    The schemes are very large, they contain several thousand different figures
    Recently noticed a bug:
    When inserting text into a shape (copy, paste), the area on the screen is shifted to the right downwards, that is, The figure itself, where the text has just been inserted, disappears from the field of view
    Even recorded a video where this bug is reproduced:
    Https://yadi.sk/i/jURyD5J93MH6ZB

    I ask to help to eliminate this behavior
    thank you in advance.

    there is a Russian-language branch where this problem…

    2 votes
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  5. As user I would like to make make calendars

    As a user I would like to make a calendar for one year or just for a few month. I should be able to choose Start date and how many month should be shown. Month should be shown like January, February og March in columns. Se layout via linket: https://kalendersiden.dk/.

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  6. Provide option to disable Research

    The Research pane pops up constantly, slowing performance and taking up too much space, when highlighting text. The only way to disable is to uninstall or via code. Provide users an option to disable this service while working, or make it available on demand rather than automatic.

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  7. Keep a shape glued to a guide if an unglued handle is used to resize the shape

    I have several shapes glued to guides. If I try to resize a shape by clicking and dragging a handle that isn't glued, then the whole shape becomes unglued. It would be nice if the glue would keep the shape in place while allowing the resize to happen.

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  8. 3 votes
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  9. Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

    Add the shape set Cross Function Flow Chart to Visio Online

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  10. Animations

    Add possibility to make animations!

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  11. Infographic maker should be there

    To make infographic pictures different icons should be added

    2 votes
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  12. Make autosave work

    I created Visio drawing, spent lot of time.
    Saved the file.
    During the save procedure Visio crashed.
    At settings I had set autosave time for 5 minutes. But there are no autosave file anywhere.
    What do you guess - will I extend my Visio 365 subscription for a program that is not able to save?

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  13. ISO 9001 Template

    I think it would be useful to have a ISO 9001 template including the objects this framework use.

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  14. PMBOK Template

    Just as Visio already has the ITIL template to draw shapes for this framework, it would be great to include the proper template for PMBOK to draw shapes for project management framework.

    For example shapes for life cycle, initiation phase, planning phase, building and controlling phase, closing phase, project charter, project, program leader, project leader, findings, objective, budget and so on

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  15. COBIT Template

    Just as Visio already has the ITIL template to draw shapes for this framework, it would be great to include the proper template for COBIT to draw shapes for IT government, audit & security. For example shapes for domains, risk, benefit, resource, control, principle, need, stakeholder, goal, etc.

    I think the ISACA community will be happy to collaborate in this template (I will be happy as a ISACA member).

    1 vote
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  16. Ability to download add templates so that I can choose that with new

    With file new, the list of available templates are those provided by MS. Please provide an ability to download/create templates so that I can choose that with file new - and use my own template

    1 vote
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  17. Make Visio useable for creating web graphics

    In older versions to create a (cropped) PNG, one just had to select 'Fit to drawing'. Now it seems you have to 1) check 'Fit to drawing' 2) Select 'Developer' 3) Show Shape Sheet 4) Scroll Down to Print Properties 5) Zero all four of Page*Margin 5) Close developer spreadsheet. Then repeat for every drawing you do (does not appear to be global). Have used Visio since the early days as tool for creating web graphics, and been a huge fan. But combined with the inability to cleaning create a clean transparent PNG background, Visio is no longer suitable for…

    2 votes
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  18. Drill down behind objects

    Drill down behind objects

    It would be nice to have change to drill down the view behind overlaping objects.
    Meaning that I often have many overlaping objects that should not be moved front or back. But when I have to change objects behind some other object it's a pain to get them in sight. If it would be possible to drill the view easily behind other objects all changes would be much easier to carry out.
    E.g. alt+shift+mouse roll would fit for this purpose

    Similar feature would work for PowerPoint also.

    2 votes
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  19. Auto name tabs on org charts

    When creating an org chart from excel, name the tabs created using the field on the excel file. For instance break page by department
    There are 4 departments: Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance
    The tabs should be named by department.
    Specially for large organizations with more than 20 departments. I think it would be useful

    2 votes
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  20. I suggest to include more options to break page by on org charts for instance: by department, by org or any other field

    When creating org charts from excel, having more options to break pages by department or org or any other field in the excel file would be helpful

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