Visio on Desktop

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  1. Ability to change use or change or create custom report templates

    If you generate a report to HTML or Excel you are stuck with a default format. It would be good to be able to create and use a custom template.

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  2. Expand existing capabilities for copying Excel ranges into Visio

    ISSUE: When a user copies and pastes a range of cells from Excel into Visio, the current options are:
    (1) paste the text contents (with or without text formatting) into a single, unformatted text box, which requires additional work by the user to format the text into a series of Visio shapes resembling a table;
    (2) paste special as a bitmap, which significantly increases the Visio file size AND does not allow the user to edit the contents afterwards;
    (3) paste special as an Excel worksheet object, which inhibits the user's ability to share the Visio drawing with others (since…

    1 vote
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  3. Modernize Computers and Monitors, Network and Peripherals shapes to a new group called Information Technology shapes

    Modernize Computers and Monitors, Network and Peripherals shapes to a new group called Information Technology shapes. Modernize the shapes and include more graphically enhanced shapes for IT related equipment. Flyout menus to change the colors of said shapes quickly.

    2 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. PKI Signature on a Visio Drawing - not signing the Macro

    I am requesting the ability to display a PKI digital signature on the drawing (i.e a signature line), so that when I print the drawing, or send the drawing for a second concurrence, the digital signature is displayed. We use Visio to create packages which have multiple drawings, each which require two signatures. We could convert these drawings to PDF to digitally sign, but that requires us to save the file each time. this process takes too long, so we print and sign the documents. We would like to go paperless, but cannot if this process is required. The stencil…

    1 vote
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  6. renaming a page

    When I rename a page Visio move the diagram in the left bottom corner of the page. This is a very annoying "feature".

    1 vote
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  7. walkthrough

    Often after designing a process flow, I have to "walk through" what has been documented, to ensure there are no "dead ends", or lines not correctly joined, not described after a decision, or just to make sure the process actually makes sense; and I currently do this by zooming in, and manually tracing through the process (or printing it out and studying the process). A really useful feature would be a way to "simulate" the process, defining where it starts, then following it all the way through, one decision branch at a time (once that branch has been completed, going…

    2 votes
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  8. Add cosine wave in the waveform generator

    The current waveform generator available in the shapes allows us to draw one period of a sine wave.
    Sometimes, we want to create graphs with sine waves, but maybe a cosine, and maybe not one entire period. Currently, to do so, we have to use the current shape and hide the parts not wanted with white rectangles... This is a bit annoying and not very clean.

    It would be nice to be able to have as a shape :

    - a cosine over one period
    
    - a cosine/sine over half a period
    - a cosine/sine over a quarter a period
    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    7 votes
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  10. Add "Delete Pages" to the default ribbon

    Have you ever wondering why removing page is so complicated, especially when you need to remove 10+ pages. Right click, delete, wait, right click, delete, wait...

    But if you go to customize ribbon, there is a command "Delete Pages..." AVAILABLE! But definately it is well hidden!

    Bring it visibile !!!

    1 vote
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  11. Allow separate windows for the same source document

    For multi-monitor setups allowing child windows to be separated from the single host app window would be extremely useful, as per Excel: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2013/02/07/open-excel-workbooks-in-separate-windows-and-view-them-side-by-side/, or, ideally, using Visual Studio's tear off windows, out of the main app into some spare screen space.

    Although you can stretch the app window across multiple monitors the break between two monitors never sits in the right place (ie the break between two child windows) and so you end up using a single monitor.

    In Visio, it's common to have multiple ShapeSheet windows open at once, either displaying master and instance, or one for each…

    43 votes
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  12. generate code from Visio class diagrams

    Restore the code generation from UML diagrams and UML creation from code. I'm stunned to find this removed from the latest versions. UML and class diagrams in Visio were good and now are useless. I'm uninstalling Visio to save my company the 200 dollars because, without this feature, Visio is not worth 200 dollars in a development environment.

    7 votes
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  13. Please could we have keyboard short cuts send backward and bring forward

    Additional shortcut for Send Backward and Bring Forward.
    In addition to the existing shortcuts for sent to back and bring to front , please could we have shortcuts and or mouse wheel control of sending backward or bringing forward as seldom we use back and front but more we are somewhere in the middle of many layers...

    4 votes
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  14. Allow to search within shape just by typing

    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…

    2 votes
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  15. 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:…

    4 votes
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  16. When Visio file is saved as PDF format, hide hidden lines in a combined group correctly.

    Example can be downloaded https://mega.nz/#!d8hCEQDB!jodLabH9Mi9bOKoEVsF8XQrFSxlopDSIGshLmHLkztQ.

    A line is combined with a circle to get the "Off-center Radial Fill Effect" as described in http://www.visguy.com/2007/08/30/off-center-radial-fill-effect/. The effect is great in Visio. Nevertheless, when the file is saved as PDF foramt, the hidden line becomes visible, as shown in the file "BugReportpdffrom_vsdx.pdf". Please correct this behavior. Many thanks !

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  17. Active User Report

    Please provide an Active User Report similar to the main O365 components (EXO, SPO, etc…) that displays the “Last Activity Date” for a user. This helps us track our user adoption. It also will allow us to track who is no longer using their license so we can redistribute them to different users.

    10 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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