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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 4 votes
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  4. Password Protection for Drawing

    #1
    Capability to set the password to open a drawing as read only or read/write.

    #2
    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Visio core edition.

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

    8 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Discovery network.

    Visio 2000 enterprise had this function.

    7 votes
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  12. legend resize

    I would like to point that it would be interesting to be able to resize a legend in height. We can only resize it in width for now.

    3 votes
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  13. Getting outline data from mono crome image

    Adobe illustralor has this function.
    It is convenient for creating shape.

    5 votes
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  14. Support Unit of Geo loaction

    I want to use latitude & longnitude on Visio.
    And I want to use Bing maps in Visio.
    Because Map point is not released in Japan.

    5 votes
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  15. Support for language translations

    Currently if a user wants to translate a Visio drawing into another language, they have to export to xml and figure out which words/phrases need to be translated. A means to export text to an xlf file for a translator to work on and a means for importing the results.

    4 votes
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  16. Follow the user's order when placing people in an orgchart rather than randomly.

    Currently the orgchart places people at random locations. Use the order that the user has in their original data source

    3 votes
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  17. Enable 3rd party COM Addins in the SharePoint Designer Visio OCX

    additionally please consider to enable all SP designer dialogs within Visio. There should be no reason to import the worklow in SP Designer. Simply use Visio for Workflows.

    2 votes
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  18. Convert font data to outline

    Adobe illustralor has this function.
    It is very convenient.

    2 votes
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  19. Fix the boundary around metafiles within Visio

    When copy/pasting an enhanced metafile image it should result in an image that is identical in size and boundary to the original Visio geometry being copied. Currently, the pasted image is larger than the original and it contains an extra margin of space around the image that was not in the original.

    1 vote
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  20. Can you please enable Visio Editing via the file viewer which is currently not possible.

    At present it is not possible to edit visio diagrams online which have been published in to sharepoint unless you has previosuly created these diagrams using the online Visio (though office 365).

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