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  1. Domain city maps and Application centric diagram with Data vizualizer

    HI,

    I have moved to a new company where there is EA software but luckily them Visio licenses. I have just discovered now the Data vizualizer form Excel and I am wondering if it would be possible to have the same for Application centric diagram and Application city maps.
    Somehow it would be a first step towards building an EA software based on some commonly spread applications.

    BR

    Julien

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  5. Visio 365 Layers allowing display based on more than one layer active.

    Visio 365 Layers allowing display based on more than one layer.

    I have a drawing with multiple sections grouped by layers. I want to display a few connectors or shapes only if multiple layers are selected. I can assign it to one or the other or both, but if I do not have both layers visible I do not want to see the connector or shape. Is there a context I can add to the Layer Membership ShapeSheet values?

    Currently I have ="13;21" as I have the connector/shape assigned to layers 13 and 21. If either are active it is…

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  6. Paste Hyperlink from Excel breaks Visio

    Steps to reproduce:
    Create Data in Excel, and Copy to clipboard.
    Paste Special into Visio, Select Hyperlink option to link to the Excel data in clipboard. Verify that changing the data in Excel is reflected in Visio document.
    Create a text box in the Visio Document, Attempt to change the size of the font. A "Microsoft Visio Security Notice" Window Appears, with the options to Update Links or Cancel.
    At this point, the document can no longer effectivly be modified.

    This was discovered with Office & Visio 2019 (permanent Licence)
    It has also been reproduced in 2016 and 2013 versions.

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  7. Need to hide the 'Give Feedback' option

    Right now there is no provision to hide and un-hide controls on the Status Bar. The only option available is Hide the complete toolbar. Can we have a API where we can select which tools we want.

    Requirement : Need to hide the 'Give Feedback' option

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  8. Distribute connectors vertically and horizontally

    When you manually insert extra connectors, you have to eyeball it and then don't have an option to distribute them evenly, e.g. I have three lines to come out of a rectangular shape. It only has one connector in the middle. I drop one either side of it, I have no way to space them at quarter points. When I select them all, the distribute options are greyed out.

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  11. I cannot get the program to show up in Start menu

    Why can't I get visio to become visible in the start menu or post to desktop?

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  12. Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened area.

    Addition of a trim function to trim arcs, elipses and and lines. Consider too ability to trim a patterened areas.

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  13. Make external data import use multiple cores again.

    Visio pro 2010, 2013 uses multiple cores 2016 only use 1 core if you do an external data import from excel. to give you an idea. I have 1 large visio flow and I import the data from excel, the 2010 and 2013 versions of visio need 5 a 6 minutes to complete. Visio 2016 is after 1 hour on 10%

    I tested this behaviour on several pc's from windows 7 up to 10, office 2010 up to office 365, 32 and 64 bit. and. My last try to see if this problem was gone was a i9-7980XE 128GB ram…

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  14. Dynamic grid functionality is missing if we open Visio via RDP session (W10 OS + Visio 2013/2016 any version). Reprosteps

    Dynamic grid functionality is missing if we open Visio via RDP session (W10 OS + Visio 2013/2016 any version). Reprosteps:

    1.-Take 2 machines and do an RDP session from machine A to machine B (Visio 2013/2016 needs to be installed on machine B)
    2.-Open Visio 2013/2016 after establishing the RDP session.
    3.-Make sure that the “Dynamic grid” functionality is not turned off (It should be enabled by default).
    4.-Try to check if the mentioned funcionaly works by adding more than one shape on any drawing.

    Actual result: Dynamic grid is not working.
    Expected result: Dynamic grid should be working.
    Workaround:…

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  15. allow numbered bullets in visio

    Right now the only bulleted lists you can create are with bullets, why not numbers? they are available in every other office program, can you just add numbers as an option for bullets in visio? it seems silly to have to go create my list in word, only to come back to visio to paste it with numbers.

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  16. Make Visio part of Office suite

    Please make Visio part of every Office suite as it is one of the 4 most essential programs (Word for writing, Excel for calculating, PowerPoint for presenting and Visio for drawing).

    29 votes
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  17. Provide a way to turn off auto-zoom. I can read it at 85% and want to edit that way to keep the perspective but it forces to 101%. Annoyin

    (1) Option to turn off auto-zoom please. It is very annoying to have it continually adjust the size when editing. I can happily read it at 85%. At the 100% it forces me to edit at, I lose perspective on the next edit.
    (2) Ability to freeze panes to see the swimlane titles always

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  18. Turn Off Dynamic Glue Feature (Green Box)

    Allow the ability to turn off the Dynamic Glue feature that prevents the placement of connectors on shapes if another shape is behind or adjacent to the one you want to link. It was a feature on 2007 & 2010 but was removed on 2013 & 2016

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  19. Add option to disable 'Bus-style Edge Routing'

    Currently, "Hierarchy" flow, using "bus" style (multiple edge ends to be anchored at the same location).
    It's will be better to have an option to disable "bus" style.
    To understand, go to https://docs.yworks.com/yfilesjava/doc/api/#/dguide/hierarchical_layout#hierarchical_layout-automatic_edge_grouping

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  20. Visio Electrical Circuit diagram symbols should conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

    Visio 16 Professional: The Electrical Circuit symbols do not conform to the NEC codes as published by the NFPA.

    Please change the symbols to conform to those standards. Otherwise, Visio is useless. We have to turn to other software.

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