Visio on Desktop

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  1. align lines / boxes diagonally according to one side of their shape

    can't align things on a certain angle / center them on a diagonal or inclined axis.

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  2. 1 vote
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  3. when saving over an existing file, do not suggest to override: instead, suggest to append the sheets (applicable to excel as well)

    I suggest that when I save a visio diagram and I am presenting with the Save As dialog box, and if I select an existing visio file - instead of being prompted on whether I would like the original file to be overwritten, I suggest that I would be given the option of appending my work to the existing file, as an additional sheet

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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Remove the limits on Excel compatibility.

    Before MS bought Visio I used it to track my companies PCs with a Visio Drawing inserted into an Excel spreadsheet. I could link PCs to a line on the Spreadsheet and when I needed to move a PC I could keep the inventory and location in the building up to date easily. Then MS bought it and within a few updates the compatibility between Visio and Excel degraded and I could not longer use Visio and Excel in that way. It remained degraded 'til the day I retired a couple of years ago.

    4 votes
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  6. Provide multiple mouse drag selection types

    When selecting objects by dragging the mouse to create a selection box, a nice feature to have would be to have it select either only what is completely contained within the box or everything the box contains and touches, depending on which direction the box is dragged in. Autodesk's AutoCAD has a good example of this.
    Another idea may be to have Ctrl+drag make a freeform line that selects anything it touches. Adobe Illustrator has something like that with their pen tool.

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  7. Let users have more control over cross functional flowcharts

    Nothing within a Visio cross functional flowchart seems to work properly when it comes time to format the chart and make it look nice. Please get users more control rather than locking them out of making necessary changes.

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  8. I would like to see Visio become more accesible to edu clients

    Visio is a great product but it is very difficult to justify the purchase of as a school especially when students will only use for part of a project. Great for teaching computing and want more of my students to be able to access it.

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  9. Show the cursor location

    Please change the programing to show the cursor location within the text associated with a connector. It's very hard to get the text to align right when you can't identify where the cursor is currently located. It does this for the text within a shape but not the text that is associated with the connectors.

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Fix the inconsistent turn on of eccentricity handles, problem that is years old!

    I have used Visio since before MS bought it (when it was more compatible with Excel). I have looked up in help and tried to turn on the eccentricity handles using the help instructions dozens of times and the instructions do not work consistently. It would be great if you fixed that!

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  14. Fix a regression bug in recent Visio updates affecting formulas

    When opening our Visio template drawing which has formulas referencing page margin/size in Visio desktop with latest update installed, some of the formulas will convert to static values and lose their referenced values which makes our title block broken and completely messed up. If we roll back Visio updates to Build 16.0.4229.1024 everything works perfectly fine again. But as soon as new updates are installed the issue comes back. This is severely affecting our business and customers.

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  15. Fix multiple copies print out

    When you choose 2 copies, 4 will be printed out, when you choose 3, 9 will be printed out, and so on.

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  16. Initialize volume control sooner in boot sequence

    Upon turning on TV, volume control via remote control doesn't work until TV completes boot sequence. By this time, sound is already coming out of TV at turn off volume level. Allow users​ to adjust volume control while TV is still booting. Or, add a start volume level in settings so that every time the TV is turned on it will go to an initial start volume level

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  17. AWS/Google architecture import

    I'd like to see visio 2016 update a connector service to cloud providers in order to import stack definitions and create the diagram based on object recognition. I understand there are 3rd party services but it would be a lot safer and easier to manage these details on my thick client and store IAM/user details in visio and have visio blow out a diagram based on JSON symantics. I mean, there are tons of companies doing this but it's just bad form to store corporate data (i.e. network diagrams) on another companies farm, not to mention probably illegal for certain…

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  18. Visio Hyperlinks - make it so you can cut and paste with mouse.

    Right now you HAVE to use Ctrl V to paste an internet hyperlink in Visio 2016. How very 1985 of you! Please make it so we can copy and paste a web address in the hyperlink field in Visio.

    3 votes
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  19. Animated movement

    Animated movement - In a leadership brain-storm meeting, one would like to manipulate shaped (unconnected); meaning, if we have 10 process in a column and when a shape is moved from the 6th position to the 3rd position, the 4th and 5th move down and number are reorder accordingly; and the same goes for the 2nd process moving to the 4th, the 3rd will move up. you can see the time and effort saving this will render.
    Best Regards,
    Abe

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  20. Update all visio feedback from the feedback button in the software to link to Microsoft Edge rather than Internet Explorer

    This is a no brainer, is it not?

    Is it 2017 yet where you live? :D

    And please make it available to everyone, not just 365 customers.

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