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  1. Dynamic grid functionality is missing if we open Visio via RDP session (W10 OS + Visio 2013/2016 any version). Reprosteps

    Dynamic grid functionality is missing if we open Visio via RDP session (W10 OS + Visio 2013/2016 any version). Reprosteps:

    1.-Take 2 machines and do an RDP session from machine A to machine B (Visio 2013/2016 needs to be installed on machine B)
    2.-Open Visio 2013/2016 after establishing the RDP session.
    3.-Make sure that the “Dynamic grid” functionality is not turned off (It should be enabled by default).
    4.-Try to check if the mentioned funcionaly works by adding more than one shape on any drawing.

    Actual result: Dynamic grid is not working.
    Expected result: Dynamic grid should be working.
    Workaround:…

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    • Visio for Office 365 Home

      Please add the ability to add Visio to the Office 365 Home subscription service. I use Visio for multiple personal projects and would like to be able to integrate them with other Microsoft products, Word and Powerpoint. Otherwise you will be losing a customer and I will find another alternative. I do not care that much for Google Docs it does allow me to integrate with the Drawing application and it is free.

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      • Value Stream map excel template

        Similar to Basic and Cross functional flow chart, Can you please provide Value stream map excel template, else re-direct me to link where I can add my own custom excel template and how

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        • 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./

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          • Properly identify product in the display name for O365 version of Visio

            Visio for Office 365 used to be titled just that, Visio for Office 365, which made it easy for inventory tools to identify it that way. Now someone's decided to rename the O365 version to "Visio Professional 2016, 2019 etc) which happens to be the name of the on-premise perpetual licensed version, which is a different product and licensed completely differently.

            Please go back to accurately identifying the product in the display name for the add/remove programs so that clients can track their licenses properly. This is critical for large corporations.

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            • 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.

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              • 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.

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                • Default Date Format for Timeline

                  The default date for a timeline shows the month date and year. For a flow that is only 1 year long having the year listed on every milestone just looks like clutter. I should be able to set a default date format that would apply to all milestones added to my timeline.

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                  • Timeline in Business Days

                    Most of us are using Visio for business purposes, weekends are irrelevant in a timeline. Please allow a timeline to only show business days.

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                    • Always display connection points / increase size of connection points

                      In Visio 2016, connection points are only visible under certain conditions:

                      > Connection points become visible when you try to connect one shape to another. You see a shape’s connection points when you hover near the shape with the Connector Tool or drag the endpoint of any connector or line near a shape that has connection points.

                      In older versions of Visio, connections points were always visible. Please add an an option to always display connection points.

                      Additionally, when the connection points are visible, they are difficult to see, even when zoomed in.

                      Increasing the size of the "grey square"…

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                      • Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store from white to black

                        Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store shape from white to black

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                        • Formatar forma

                          Sugiro a correção do campo "Formatar Forma" > "Propriedades de Tamanho", pois está aparecendo a opção de texto alternativo.

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                            • Add "arrow" styles for commonly used UML and SYSML line adornments.

                              Add arrow (line end) types for:
                              -The filled diamond;
                              --The "Celtic Cross" aka "Crosshair"
                              --The half arrow (only one side of line)
                              --Arrow pointing to box.

                              These are commonly used lie end symbols in SysML and UML.

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                              • Don't change connectors when grouping objects

                                Sometimes when I group multiple objects connected with connectors (especially when they are grouped closely), these connectors will just change wildly.
                                Please just do not change/update anything when grouping or ungrouping.

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                                • Visio Electrical Circuit diagram symbols should conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

                                  Visio 16 Professional: The Electrical Circuit symbols do not conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

                                  Please change the symbols to conform to those standards. Otherwise, Visio is useless. We have to turn to other software.

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                                  • Remeber the custom colour dialog size / make it larger for 4k displays

                                    The colour dialog (Fill -> More Colors etc.) doesn't remember the previous size.

                                    Also, when viewing this dialog on a 4k screen using 175% scaling the default dialog size is way too small.

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                                    • Format Shape - Add text block options to flyout window

                                      The format shape flyout doesn't contain settings for the text block (padding, alignment, etc.) (https://i.imgur.com/OCrOR78.png).
                                      These seem to only be accessible from the paragraph options, which isn't very intuitive. The previous version of Visio brought up the whole text box settings window (https://i.imgur.com/r1vhWjg.png).

                                      Word, by contrast, shows the text box settings in the flyout (https://i.imgur.com/fjwjDyf.png).
                                      Not very consistent across Office applications...
                                      https://aka.ms/AA2pxma

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                                      • Option to "apply" the rotation/transform

                                        If I rotate a shape by 90 degrees, it would be useful if I could apply the rotation/transform and reset the bounding box to match the new orientation so that the width corresponds to a change in X and the height corresponds to a change in Y.

                                        At the moment there is no easy way of doing this (that I can find), so for the above example the height property now looks like it adjusts its width and vice-versa.
                                        https://aka.ms/AA2qewo

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                                        • Developer tool - Operations - Expand stroke / create outline

                                          Ability to expand the stoke / line style to a shape including arrow heads like many other vector software packages.
                                          https://aka.ms/AA2q7io

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