Visio on Desktop

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  1. Paste Special

    I always need to 'paste special' Paste as text for massive diagrams. Please give me some kind of quick key to do it automatically!

    1 vote

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  2. Make Visio user-friendly by making it similar to the likes of vector editing tools

    We engineers use this a lot for adding complex circuit diagrams in documents. The reason Visio is useful is because it can be embedded directly into office documents. But the problem is that I find Visio extremely outdated in usability (which is why I'm making the effort to voice my frustration here). .

    Firstly, making a line is so difficult - the line is either straight or a circular arc. There's no (easy) way to make arcs of other types.

    It is very difficult to draw up things - adding points to existing lines and manipulating them is difficult

    Locking…

    1 vote

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  3. Co-authoring in Visio desktop client

    At this time (august 2020) co-authoring in Visio is only possible in the web client. It would be great if this would work in the desktop client as well

    1 vote

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  4. Not listed among Office applications

    I have 2 seperate Licenses for 'Office-2019 Pro and 'Visio'.

    Visio is not included among the Office applicaitons. It was listed among them before. It sisappeaed following some updates, I do not which.
    Can make it visible?

    1 vote

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  5. data visualizer

    Be able to provide HEADING and TITLE variable in data visualizer wizard.

    6 votes

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  6. Offer Microsoft PowerPoint format as Export option

    Users are frequently torn between making diagrams in PowerPoint vs. Visio, because Visio is much more powerful, but end users can't edit them once the image is transferred to PPT. It would be extremely useful to be able to make a diagram in Visio and export it as an editable PPT/PPTX file.

    5 votes

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  7. Connect to Microsoft Common Data Service

    Please allow the Data Selector to connect to Microsoft Common Data Service.

    1 vote

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  8. Unify precision shape/object movement keyboard shortcuts between PowerPoint & Visio

    PowerPoint & Visio folks, Could you work together to unify the key presses for precision movements for shapes? In PowerPoint it is Ctrl+right/left arrows whereas in Visio it is Shift+right/left arrows.

    My preference would be for Visio to update with Ctrl+...

    2 votes

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  9. Create 3D rendered view of a 2D floor plan

    It is very useful that Visio can create 2D floor plans, import CAD drawings, and link Excel data to shapes.

    However, a greater functionality would be including a view window (or separate windows with URL for posting in SharePoint site) showing the 3D rendered model of the 2D floor plan.

    Here is an example from another software company.
    https://samposoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/image008.png

    3 votes

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  10. Populate flowcharts based on pictures

    I create a lot of process/business workflows with butcher paper & sticky notes. It would be great if I could take a picture of what I was working on & upload it into Visio. Then, all I would have to do is check to make sure everything was correct (and edit, if needed).

    13 votes

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  11. layers

    can you copy a layer from an existing one? selecting multiple items with different layers to then apply an additional layer ends up pushing all of those objects to the common layerset = pain. If you could copy an existing layer objectset then the number of subsequent edits are drastically reduced.

    3 votes

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  12. layers

    It would be really good if the Layers dialogue box was independent from the drawing i.e. you can flip through layers AND THEN EDIT THE DRAWING with the layers box still open. Locking the diagram whilst the layers box is open is a pain!

    3 votes

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  13. Add C4 support

    Add C4 support. In our architecture diagrams we want to be able to navigate by zoom in, zoom out like in BingMaps!

    2 votes

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  14. Add scrollbars or make all dialogs resizable

    Make all dialogs resizable. Some dialogs, for example "modelling preferences", don't show all the content on hi-res displays nor showing scrollbars. I'm completely unable to access them unless I set screen scaling to 100% and make things so small I can't read anything... This makes the software useless for now. :/

    1 vote

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  15. Add missing Actions ( like "Initialize variable") in the Triggers and Action tab for Power Automate

    On the Triggers and Actions tab of the Prepare to Export the action "Initialize variable" is not listed. Also the rest of the related variable actions are not listed.

    It would be helpful to add all the triggers and actions that are available in Power automate so that we can make our diagram complete.

    5 votes

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  16. Add data visualizer templates for Access Database

    It would be great to generate flowcharts automatically from Access database like it is done with Excel.

    4 votes

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  17. pdf export checkout

    VISIO + SHP: Would be great if the Export to PDF function would be available without checkout, as it is in all other Office applications.

    2 votes

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  18. Connectors between Containers

    I cannot make a connector in Visio/Excel that maps between data containers/tables. I suppose this probably makes sense, but it would be sweet either way. I have ensured all the Step IDs are unique, so it would be nice if I could draw connections between different containers on visio and have the links appear in the Excel while using data visualizer.

    Background: I am trying to have one visio diagram that has multiple containers, each container is linked to its own table in excel.

    4 votes

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  19. Refreshing diagrams

    When I refresh my visio diagram from Excel, all the shapes are reorganized around the page. So I go through a process of putting them in the right space, then when I add a diagram from Excel, it undoes all that work and re-organizes them how it sees fit.

    Background: I am trying to have one visio diagram that has multiple containers, each container is linked to its own table in excel.

    4 votes

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  20. Allow zoom in shapes pane

    On high res monitors the shapes are very small. Either use DPI settings or let users zoom the shapes pane.

    1 vote

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