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  1. Undo stack with more than 99 / unlimited operations

    A maximum of 99 undo operation is currently allowed, with a default value with as low as 20 operations - this is not enough for some experimental changes...

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    • Please make Visio use the same colour palettes as PowerPoint, Word etc

      Please make the Vision shape palettes use the same colour themes, gradients and effects as PowerPoint, Word etc.

      The current implementation of Visio 2016 has a very different look and feel to all other MS Office tools for the way that the colours and gradients default, which is very disconcerting and makes it hard to apply enterprise colour guidelines consistently.

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        1 comment  ·  UI and look & feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add advanced filtering capabilities for visibility and dynamic application of properties in bulk

        It would be VERY useful if there were a way to set up filters that work like this:
        1. give the filter a name
        2. Add criteria to the filter based on properties of shapes (e.g. master name, a shape data value, a value of a particular cell on the shape sheet, whether or not the shape is on a particular layer)
        3. Allow the criteria to be combined in a hierarchy that allows ORs and ANDs to apply in whatever order and grouping makes sense
        4. Allow the user to perform some action based on the filter
        - set…

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        • Invert a layer's visibility

          Right now, we can add shapes to multiple layers. We can check the Visible box in the Layer Properties dialog to make all shapes on the #layer visible. However, we can't perform the inverse -- that is, we can't instruct Visio to hide everything on a layer.

          The result of this is that if I want to hide a shape, I have to hide EVERY layer assigned to it. I should be able to say "make everything NOT on this layer visible"

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          • Add "Table Report" on database property back to Visio 2016

            Hi following this article online and found that it would be very much helpful if we have this functionality in the Visio version of 2016.

            _http://www.leerichardson.com/2007/05/export-visio-database-table-names-to.html

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            • Visio 64 Bit version

              I use Office 365 64bit, and i cannot install visio, i use 64bit to open 1M row excel file so i wont go back to 32 bit.

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              • Hyperlink button bug

                When you add or change a hyperlink on an item you have to select the hyperlink button twice before the menu opens. It should open the first time you select the hyperlink button. Visio 2016.

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                • Remove the defects in the text editing from the colour by value function for data objects

                  When data is loaded from a data source the colour by value feature does not alter the text colour when a text colour is selected.

                  No other colour than black text is displayed.

                  It is also impossible to bulk edit the text colour of all the shapes by selecting them all and changing the font colour on the ribbon.

                  This defect should be remediate.

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                  • Fix Data Visualizer so it does not redraw diagrams when you add a data graphics field

                    I love the ability to link an Excel spreadsheet to a Visio Data Visualizer (Cross Functional Flowchart). It's great for assembling roadmap visuals from spreadsheet data. The problem is that after I align the objects on the chart within their lane, if I add a data graphic field, all of my layout changes are thrown out and the chart is scrambled.

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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • support arrows that point away from endpoint

                      All of the arrow ends I've seen in Visio point "towards" the endpoint / shape. I was surprised to see that I couldn't find a simple radio button or similar to set the direction of the endpoint to point AWAY from the endpoint.

                      When creating a diagram with long connectors it is very useful to have an arrow at the beginning of the connector showing the flow of (data; process; etc.) AWAY from the "source" shape while the arrow at the "destination" shape points TOWARDS that shape.

                      I've learned to create custom endpoints but this is extremely time-consuming with the…

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                        • add shapes for Xbox...

                          it's a Microsoft product and it's pretty much a computer too!

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                          • Support links in Process Documentation - export to Word

                            It would be very desirable if the Word documentation generation feature was intelligent enough to establish links from shapes to related diagrams (e.g., drilldowns) and accumulated those diagrams too within the report.

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                            • page formula that references a renamed shape should be allowed to use the new name of the shape

                              I have a shape that appears on a page. I have renamed the shape to make it self-documenting. I want to create a user-defined cell on the page that refers to the position of the shape. When I try to do this, Visio won't let me use the new name for the shape; instead I have to use the Sheet.ID name, which is harder to understand or to trace back later. Please allow me to use the new name in a formula.

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                              • Add support for more databases in reverse engineering

                                Add visio drivers to support more databases in the reverse engineer addin (interested in SAP HANA)

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                                • HEX colour input field.

                                  I'd really like if I could input colour values as HEX, it makes it easier to acquire colour palettes and schemes and bring them into Visio using a simpler format then entering in 3xRGB values.

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                                  • 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).

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                                      • Fix the search for 'women' / 'woman' to return people

                                        Fix the shape search so that a query for 'woman' or 'women' returns any gender neutral people/person shapes like searching for 'man' does.

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                                        • When I insert a picture in the format zhpeg or png in the file Vise, the quality of this picture is lost. It becomes very blurry. The pictur

                                          Hi! When I insert a picture in the file Visio (format of picture - jpg, png, bmp ...), the quality of this picture is lost. It becomes very blurry. The picture is compressed. How to make the picture does not lose the original quality? Thank you! )

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