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  1. Always display connection points / increase size of connection points

    In Visio 2016, connection points are only visible under certain conditions:

    > Connection points become visible when you try to connect one shape to another. You see a shape’s connection points when you hover near the shape with the Connector Tool or drag the endpoint of any connector or line near a shape that has connection points.

    In older versions of Visio, connections points were always visible. Please add an an option to always display connection points.

    Additionally, when the connection points are visible, they are difficult to see, even when zoomed in.

    Increasing the size of the "grey square"…

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    • Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store from white to black

      Data Flow Diagrams - Gane-Sarason Shapes, change the default Font Colour for Data Store shape from white to black

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      • Formatar forma

        Sugiro a correção do campo "Formatar Forma" > "Propriedades de Tamanho", pois está aparecendo a opção de texto alternativo.

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          • Add "arrow" styles for commonly used UML and SYSML line adornments.

            Add arrow (line end) types for:
            -The filled diamond;
            --The "Celtic Cross" aka "Crosshair"
            --The half arrow (only one side of line)
            --Arrow pointing to box.

            These are commonly used lie end symbols in SysML and UML.

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            • Don't change connectors when grouping objects

              Sometimes when I group multiple objects connected with connectors (especially when they are grouped closely), these connectors will just change wildly.
              Please just do not change/update anything when grouping or ungrouping.

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              • Remeber the custom colour dialog size / make it larger for 4k displays

                The colour dialog (Fill -> More Colors etc.) doesn't remember the previous size.

                Also, when viewing this dialog on a 4k screen using 175% scaling the default dialog size is way too small.

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                • Format Shape - Add text block options to flyout window

                  The format shape flyout doesn't contain settings for the text block (padding, alignment, etc.) (https://i.imgur.com/OCrOR78.png).
                  These seem to only be accessible from the paragraph options, which isn't very intuitive. The previous version of Visio brought up the whole text box settings window (https://i.imgur.com/r1vhWjg.png).

                  Word, by contrast, shows the text box settings in the flyout (https://i.imgur.com/fjwjDyf.png).
                  Not very consistent across Office applications...
                  https://aka.ms/AA2pxma

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                  • Option to "apply" the rotation/transform

                    If I rotate a shape by 90 degrees, it would be useful if I could apply the rotation/transform and reset the bounding box to match the new orientation so that the width corresponds to a change in X and the height corresponds to a change in Y.

                    At the moment there is no easy way of doing this (that I can find), so for the above example the height property now looks like it adjusts its width and vice-versa.
                    https://aka.ms/AA2qewo

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                    • Developer tool - Operations - Expand stroke / create outline

                      Ability to expand the stoke / line style to a shape including arrow heads like many other vector software packages.
                      https://aka.ms/AA2q7io

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                          • Text block constraint/guide based on parent shape's geometry

                            It would be useful if the text block position tool could constrain/guide along a path that is perpendicular to the parent shape's geometry.

                            For a shape consisting of a single line segment where the text block and line's geometry are parallel this could work well and probably the easiest case to implement.

                            In the first example the keeping the text block in line is not too bad as it's only moving in Y, but in the second example it would help if Visio had optional constraints to limit the text block moving perpendicular to the line only.
                            http://i.imgur.com/rWEFXnj.gifv
                            https://aka.ms/AA2qewc

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                            • Update position in the 'Size and position' task pane while dragging an object

                              At the moment the X/Y coordinates in the size and position task pane don't update until the object drag has finished (mouse up). It would make sense if this was continuously updated while the shape was being moved.

                              http://i.imgur.com/FSVyckV.gifv
                              https://aka.ms/AA2q7i5

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                              • Improve snapping based on initial drag start position

                                At the moment Visio appears to snap to any vertex of a shape that lines up with the grid when grid snapping is enabled. If some of the vertexes are off the grid then this creates snaps/steps between the grid while moving.
                                This could be vastly improved if it snapped based on the nearest vertex to the initial selection drag event.

                                This would allow precise alignment under the majority of situations.

                                For the example below, the first drag sequence at the bottom right of the shape should only snap to grid points where the bottom right vertex would align. For…

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                                • Hello. I don't see where one can easily add a watermark to a visio document.

                                  I would like to put a watermark, such as "CONFIDENTIAL" on a design done in Visio.

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                                  • New feature to create diagram from picture

                                    Microsoft just annouce a new feature on Excel. You can take a picture of a data table and turn it into a spreadsheet.

                                    It could be a huge time savior if I could take a picture of a hand draw diagram and turn it into Visio diagram.

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                                    • make it easy to change the design template date format from mm-dd to dd-mm

                                      Please make it easy to change the design template date format from mm-dd to dd-mm as the date suddenly appears in the page header when a standard Visio template design is selected. If I search in help for date format - nothing shows up

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                                      • Visio Symbol Font List Missing/ Bug

                                        When using Visio 2010. If you select

                                        Insert - Symbol - More Symbols

                                        You are presented with a list window with a list of symbols. You can then change the Font by selecting from the Font drop down list.

                                        HOWEVER, in VISIO 2016, when I perform these same steps. The font drop down list is empty?

                                        This is not the case with Word 2016, Excel 2016, etc

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                                        • Add opportunity for create custom properties in document's advanced properties window

                                          Using fields in MS Visio is great opportunity!!!
                                          Users often needs use many fields in global document-level.
                                          For example in MS Word application in Advanced properties window of document, you can find tab named Custom. In this tab users can add so many customer properties as they need. Users can use values of these custom properties in fields in document content.
                                          Now we can use ShapeSheet cells in Document level (a.k.a TheDoc), but it is way for advanced users. If developers add this opportunity it makes using fields in MS Visio documents more user-friendly!
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                                          Использование полей в MS Visio…

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