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  1. Add Visio to the right click menu to create a new Visio file directly in a folder

    It is possible to create Word, Excel, Publisher documents, etc. directly in a folder through use of the right click menu "New".

    I would like to see Visio added to the "New" menu, so Visio files can be created directly in Explorer.

    3 votes
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  2. Visio Crashes when I uses "Container"... Suggest to fix!

    If I have an amount of Flow Charts selected and then go to insert a Container to capture the Flow Charts, then Visio consistently crashes. If I do not select Flow Charts before inserting a Container it all works great.

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  3. Fix broken Visio publishing into HTML page


    1. Open any Visio diagram.

    2. Selected menu to save it as HTML page.

    3. On settings of HTML export I select: "Host in Web page" option "Basic" instead of default option "None".

    Web page is saved fine. However, it does not open in Internet Explorer. JScript error appears. Detailed description of this bug with all screenshots is written here:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficevisio-msoother/broken-visio-publishing-into-html-page/44a8e687-73f1-4a19-a208-57ca27a8d21b

    1 vote
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  4. Align multiple items to one

    In a org chart, for example, I remove one person from a column of people. Now I want to bump that up to fill in the now blank space. I should be able to grab the lot of people below the gap and then drag them to where they should be with the alignment guides/helpers showing me based on the top selected person. Currently, no guides or helper appear when you select and then move multiple objects.

    2 votes
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  6. Display Image Being Cropped (Live Dynamics for Cropping)

    In Visio 2016, when I try to crop an image the actual image disappears, leaving just a boundary box. This makes it nearly impossible to accurately crop the image and requires several rounds of trial and error. I did not have this issue in Visio 2003. In the Options I see that there is a "Live Dynamics" option to keep this from happening when resizing or rotating a figure. Please extend/restore this functionality to cropping images as well.

    2 votes
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  7. Allow shapes to be copied from Visio into Powerpoint

    This way, visuals can be edited across Visio/Powerpoint if necessary.

    2 votes
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  8. Allow the disabling of anti-aliasing on imported images

    There should be some simple way to disable anti-aliasing of pasted-in or imported images, either in the Advanced Options settings for the program, or in the Format > Compress Picture settings for individual images.

    My job requires me to trace many images of objects in Visio, which can often be very complex. Visio seems to "smooth" (anti-alias) any imported images, which, for some reason, completely eats up performance, making every small action take a long time to compute. The amount of this performance decrease depends on the the image, as well as the zoom level, often getting progressively worse as…

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  9. Update Link feature to add/remove employees

    The link feature works great for updating employees names and titles, but it would be great if it could automatically add/remove employees removed from the data source, and move under a different manager if they change positions. Currently I have to run a new org chart every time i make a change, because when I manually add an employee they will not link to the data sheet.

    2 votes
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  10. Incorporate "Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance" for mapping and facilitating in real-time.

    Allow user customization for how you conduct the session, e.g. "Process, text . . ., decision, text" etc.

    3 votes
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  11. bring back the Re-Layout capability for Crow's foot database notation

    The Re-Layout option used to move the entities in a crow's foot database notation template into the shape/sequence selected. This function no longer works with Visio 2013 or 2016. It only alters the positions of the connectors instead of the entities, even if you group the drawing.

    2 votes
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  12. 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
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  13. 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
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  14. 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
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  15. 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
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  16. 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
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  17. 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
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  18. 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.

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  19. 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
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  20. 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
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