Visio on Desktop

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  1. Linux support

    Support for Linux client , or make Visio online plan 2 feature compatible with Desktop client

    1 vote
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  2. non-smart

    Make a non-smart TV. Make a TV that has just all the great hardware and picture quality and physical inputs, but does not have the stream or smart TV apps. Majority of people have streaming boxes (ie: roku, apple TV, firestick), cable top box that can also do streaming or is connected to a computer device. The apps on a smart TV are not updated often enough or supported through the life of the TV that it creates frustration for the consumer. Charge less for the lack of smart capabilities and lack of hardware need for the smart functions.

    Otherwise…

    1 vote
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  3. Fix <include> <extend> connectors in Use Case Digs asap!

    Use Case Diagrams are hard to deal with when <include> <extend> arrows/connectors work poorly. Make user orient the direction of <include> <extend> connectors i.e. let user decide the shape in which it should connect goals, not only single straight way connection should be allowed, it overlaps the goals and lines hence making dig look messy.
    Please fix this asap! People don't buy visio to frustrate themselves when using it. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  4. Ability to make existing connector dynamic/static manually

    It would be useful to have the ability to change the type of an existing connector to make it dynamic or static to change from one type to another, without having to delete the connector and create a new one.

    1 vote
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  5. Allow connection to SQL Server 2017 for reverse engineering databases

    Currently, Visio Pro 365 (32 bit and 64 bit) does not allow connections to databases created using SQL Server 2017.

    Please add this capability.

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to set default for all new drawings

    I would like to be able to set all the defaults like having the grid on, connection points on, no arrows on connectors ect so when I create a new visio drawing these are already set and set for everyone in the company.

    3 votes
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  7. Option to render diagram to a specified size with Data Visualizer

    For the Flowchart Data Visualizers, please provide the option to create diagram of a specified size, e.g. fit to 1 letter size page, size to 7" x 10", etc., and render accordingly. When I am manually resizing, I end up with lots of white space unless I move around the individual diagram components manually, which defeats the point of using the visualizer tool.

    6 votes
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  8. Single Document Interface

    I'm surprised that in 2019 Visio still has a Multiple-Document Interface. Could we please move to a Single-Document Interface? The MDI is confusing and frustrating. It would be so much more productive to be able to arrange multiple Visio instances as you like without being constrained to a single instance approach and to be able to see them on the Taskbar.

    5 votes
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  9. I cannot use delete button to delete connectors or shapes using delete keyboard button - Visio freezes for minutes

    I cannot use keyboard delete button to delete connectors or shapes - Visio freezes for minutes. I have to right click and CUT or use the menu delete icon X. I think you have a bug there!

    1 vote
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  10. Update Printer Defaults

    The Print dialogue always reverts back to the default "Print Entire Document" setting even when switching between sheets in the same documents. Depending on the scale of individual sheets and the number of them this can result in DOZENS of sheets being sent to the printer. Why can't there be an option where the user can set the default print option? "Current Page Only" is far more useful.

    2 votes
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    1 vote
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  12. Ability to print comments

    Ability to move a shapes' comment bubble in 2016. The default location is sometimes in the way of a line arrow or text and therefore the arrow can't be seen.

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  13. Make adding Azure stencile simple

    It is difficult these days to create any Visio diagrams. Azure stencils keep changing icons does not match and now after searching and finding the stencils appears that someone forgot to create vssx file.

    1 vote
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  14. Provide a way of automating (VBA?) provision of parameters for Data Visualization wizard. .

    I use Data Visualizer to produce 186 no. flowcharts of ETL SSIS package process chains from dependency configuration info (which changes from time to time).. The flowchart parameters are identical apart from the data source. it's very time-consuming having to do it manually.

    2 votes
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  15. Domestic Electrical Single Line Diagram conforming with BS7671

    Why can't you add a Domestic Electrical Single Line Diagram conforming with BS7671.
    What you have available is not much use to UK Electrical Contractors

    1 vote
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  16. What other stencils than BPMN do you want to use to export to Microsoft Flow from Visio?

    Currently, you can only export BPMN diagrams to Microsoft Flow from Visio. What other stencils would you want to use to export to Microsoft Flow from visio?

    3 votes
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  17. Make Hyperlink selection more user-friendly

    When creating Hyperlinks within a Visio document, the Sub-address selection dialog is horribly unusable.
    Specifically, the Page dropdown shows only five pages, meaning that its scrollbar handle is over 50% of the height of the scrollbar itself once up/down buttons are accounted for. As such, the handle is utterly useless. (Especially when there are dozens of pages in the document.) Please make this dropdown taller, so that selecting the appropriate page is not such a chore.

    4 votes
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  18. Add "Save As Picture" to the right-click context menu (same as PowerPoint)

    It would be really convenient to be able to highlight a selection or group, right-click and launch the "Save As Picture" dialog immediately - similar to the same menu item in PowerPoint.

    Quite often, I use Visio to quickly draft together a couple of shapes to use as an element in another application, and this would save 1-2 clicks over File > Save As > Select File format", and make the "Focused select & save" use-case a little bit more pronounced for new Visio users.

    Thanks!
    Brad

    2 votes
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  19. Ability to color tabs in Visio

    In the same way you can color tabs in Excel, it would be helpful to have that feature in Visio. It's helpful when reviewing comments or addressing comments from teammates. When I am complete with a tab, I could color it green for tracking purposes.

    27 votes
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  20. 10 votes
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