Visio on Desktop

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  1. save the color settings depending on the values

    It would be helpful if I can save the color settings.
    For example, on my org chart, I would like to color CEO as blue, VP as green and etc.
    The default color setting changes everytime I upload the new excel files and would be nice if visio can save the settings depends on the values.

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  2. 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…

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    3 votes
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  5. Hold spacebar to move drawing around canvas with mouse.

    Similar to other products on the market to help "standardize" certain shortcuts to do tasks. For this one, holding spacebar change mouse icon to a hand and allow user to move the drawing around on the canvas.

    1 vote
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  6. Would be realy usefull to able to scroll sideways like up and down with the mouse

    To scroll up or down you rotate the IntelliMouse wheel forward or backward.
    What would be nice in Visio and OneNote is to able to scroll any direction by dragging the page using Ctrl key and the mouse lift key.
    To be able to move quick on a large diagram without involving horizontal/vertical scroll bar.
    That would be great. Some of my drawing consist of 9 A3 pages. you could imagine trying to scroll to find and object./

    2 votes
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  7. Fix vertical axis zero on page orientation change

    The default for a page layout if landscape. The first page has its origin in the lower left corner. However, when changing the page layout to portrait, it is not the lower left corner that is pinned, but the upper left corner. As such, the vertical axis zero is always somewhere around the middle of a portrait page.
    Please fix this, such that the vertical axis zero is always on a page boundary, whatever orientation is selected.
    (In case it matters, I am using A3 paper size.)

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. Incremetal search within shape pane windows

    When opening stencils with large number of shapes (e.g. Microsoft Azure, Cloud and Enterprise Symbol) it is very difficult to find the shape by scrolling up and down within the narrow confines of the open shape pane.

    It would be helpful if there was a simple way to search within the shape pane. Perhaps by just start to type after clicking on the pane and the search term highlights the shape name and focus shifts. This is like incremental search in many editors. Another way may be a small search box after the horizontal separator line for 'Drop Quick Shapes…

    1 vote
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  11. Visio for Office 365 Home

    Please add the ability to add Visio to the Office 365 Home subscription service. I use Visio for multiple personal projects and would like to be able to integrate them with other Microsoft products, Word and Powerpoint. Otherwise you will be losing a customer and I will find another alternative. I do not care that much for Google Docs it does allow me to integrate with the Drawing application and it is free.

    4 votes
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  12. Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program".

    Hello there, in visio file single line diagram, when i export it to pdf format, it says "the file is open in another program". And it is not open in any other program. And it is happening with all drawings I have. Please do me any solution.

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  13. Provide an "upgrade licence option"

    After using visio standard edition for a while I decided I would like to try the features from professional, however found the only way to access these features was to outright by professional, as the sole visio user in my company taking this path would mean I am sat on a license for a product I would never use and it's quite an expensive license to not utilise.

    It would make more sense to allow me to pay the license cost difference between standard and professional and have my current license upgraded to professional (or have it replaced)

    I cannot…

    1 vote
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  14. Able to choose the grid colors

    1) Able to choose the grid color. Shades of gray or other user's color choices.

    2) Grid with more shades help to pin point a grid section when working with multiples SCALES such as inches, feet and others scales.

    3) In Visio version #1 released in 1992 their was a dynamic green cross that moved in sync with the cursor allowing comparing a pair of two values with the grid.. Need more reasearch about that...

    Thanks so much!

    3 votes
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  15. Make volume a&b for movie and commercials.

    I watch movies and find that commercials are very much louder than I can stand!! Please make volume a&b so that I am react to the change in network volume.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Make Microsoft Office Visio part of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Office Suite

    I wish Microsoft Office Visio would become part of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Office Suite and all other Microsoft Office Suites including Microsoft Office 365 starting in Microsoft Office 2019 when it gets released.

    13 votes
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