Visio on Desktop

Welcome to the Visio on Desktop feedback forum! We love hearing from customers and partners. To help us make Visio more awesome, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this forum to hear your ideas and suggestions. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy , including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.


  • As soon as you start entering a new idea, a list of similar ideas might show up, allowing you to either vote for an existing idea or create a new one.

  • There is no restriction on votes but you can vote any idea only once. hence vote for ideas that you want to see in future releases of Visio

  • When you create a new idea you will be able to pick a category. You can then filter by categories on the right sidebar. If you feel we need to add some categories please let us know.

  • You can add #hashtags to your idea description for tagging! it makes it easier to search for similar ideas.

Looking forward for your ideas

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Add a feature that can import other CAD files, particularly GIS files such as ESRI ArcGIS Shapefiles and GeoMedia .mdb files

    Add a feature that can import other CAD files, particularly GIS files such as ESRI ArcGIS Shapefiles and GeoMedia .mdb files

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. XML or JSON as data sources for SmartDiagrams

    The new SmartDiagrams that was shown in Ignite looks very promising and I was wondering if I can use XML or JSON as data sources for the SmartDiagrams ? I know SQL supports XML fully and JSON almost completely, but can I use those with SmartDiagrams and let it parse it ?

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Page Separator

    When working with multiple pages, the page separator is barely visible.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Alignment capability extensions

    You can currently align top/middle/bottom, and right/center/left between two shapes. It would be nice to be able to align the right edge of one shape with the left of another, or top with bottom. Heck, how about the full matrix of alignment possibilities?

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Two-D Snap Would Be Nice

    As it stands now, you can snap 1D shapes to other 1D shapes or 2D shapes. You cannot snap 2D shapes to 2D shapes. It would be most helpful if we could place one 2D shape in relationship to the location and dimensions of a prior 2D shape, even if they cannot be glued.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow icons to be manipulated freely within cross-functionional "Swimlanes" without being impacted.

    When there is a significant amount of data with a swim-lane, adding or moving an icon will cause the chart to expand, causing constant rework or "undoing" the change.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Show/Hide connections and elements when zooming (and context)

    I work in a very large organization and we need to get a lot of systems into one diagram. To prevent clutter I want to set when to show/hide information based on current zoom level. It could work like a property of a connection where one setting is show when zoom > 50%. Then the diagram. It would also be good to "switch context". The diagram is the edited from to different views. Then I could share my conceptual model with the business and hide names of integrations and add pictures which better explain the diagram to them at the…

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Make layouts more personalised

    Currently the pre-set org charts work well for smaller orgs, but for larger organisation you need to be able to automatically create several rows under each manager so that the chart isn't 10 pages long.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Org Chart  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Diagramas dínámicos

    en el uso de diagramas dinámicos, de que forma puedo utilizar en una misma forma, los totales que me presenta ya sea suma, promedio, max, min, recuento o definir algún campo con fórmula definida por uno

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Integrate an interactive format for Video Operating Procedures "VOP".

    Set up an add-on software option for interactive training and video operating procedures and work instructions that will compete with Adobe, Articulate, etc.; take it to the next level.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Line and polyline vertices are invisible

    The display of internal vertices and arc control points on polylines is wildly dysfunctional. They were much bigger and easier to see in previous versions, but MS made them practically invisible in 2010. Either make the default bigger, or give the user the authority to change how they are displayed.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Build a scheduling board for manufacturing

    Hello I am a weld department supervisor for a weld shop of 120+ employees. I have searched and searched for scheduling software that is easy to use and can be rearranged on the fly. My line of work is next to impossible to schedule. Reason being I have people, parts, fixtures, booths, and averages to deal with. Sounds pretty complex right? It gets worse! After everything is well thought out...something will Granade it!! Such as a call in, machine or equipment failure, physical limitation from someone getting put on light duty, and so on. I played around longer than I…

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Database &UML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Стандартный набор значков

    Для отображения данных в фигурах можно использовать помимо цвета и текста, стандартный набор значков, а почему бы не сделать возможным добавлять свои значки для отображения внешних данных.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Database &UML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Interface font sizes too big

    The display font for interface labels task pane labels like "Shapes" and "Shape Data" are excessive and reduce the space available for seeing what is on the panes.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Sharing a drawing like sharing a workbook on Excel

    Allow multiple users to edit one file at the same time.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Individual word highlighting.

    I used to be able to click 4 times on text and have the individual word highlight & then Ctrl U to underline. What happened? Now I have to arrow around. Huge time waster.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Stencil name display unstable

    When multiple stencils are in use, the displayed name of the active stencil is unstable and difficult to manage. The active stencil and its displayed name should always be that of the last stencil from which a shape was taken.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. I suggest you to add more 3 D shapes

    I love this tool..but would like to have more 3 D shapes

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Use the yellow check-out bar if opened from sharepoint

    An opened document from a Sharepoint library must be checked out before moderation, please give a signal by using the yellow 'check out this document first' as is used in word, excell and powerpoint

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Print dialog page to have a button for "print current page".

    I almost always want to print just the current page of a diagram. It seems there's plenty of real estate on the print page to have a "print current page" button - especially with modern sized monitors. Either that or the document dropdown menu under settings could stick at the last used value.
    It would stop me being annoyed every time I print something plus save the planet some paper when I occasionally print all pages of a large multi page diagram.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base