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  1. 7 votes

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  2. Add Align Shape Dialog

    Sometimes the green guiding lines are not working properly; in this situation the old align shape dialog would be helpful.

    6 votes

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  3. Currently no way to set transparent color

    Shapes need to be have transparent setting for fill

    4 votes

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  4. Integrate with OneNote - File Printout

    Allow Online Visio documents to be embedded into OneNote notebooks by use of File Printout Feature.
    Currently, the following error message appears:
    There was a problem inserting the file. If you can open the file in another application, try printing the file to the 'Send to OneNote 2016' instead.

    4 votes

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  5. Allow opening embedded Visio's into the Visio client

    Today I cannot open an embedded Visio object into the Visio client, like I can with PPT and Excel. All I can do is edit the diagram in the object editor which is a poor tool to use.
    So I end up having to store the Visio file alongside the main document. Extra work.

    2 votes

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  6. Visio online: open a linked diagram (in another vsd file) in the browser

    We have Visio files in a SharePoint library. When the user clicks on a file the diagram opens in Visio Online.

    However when you click in this diagram on a link (collapsed process) to another visio diagram, which is stored as another Visio in the same library then currently the only option is to download that file or open it in the Visio deskptop app.

    Please make it possible to use your browser to navigate through different diagrams, that are stored in different Visio files on sharepoint (is if they were webpages).

    16 votes

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  7. Embed a Visio document

    Embed a Visio document just like you can with Word Online.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Embed-a-Word-document-in-your-blog-0faa0253-2751-44bf-8486-ea7837fe7db1?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

    This would allow us to embed our documents into other systems and services like I can do with Lucidchart. I would look to switch products if I could do this.

    13 votes

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  8. Add comments in VSD Visio file

    If I will open the VSDX file then I will get an option to view the comments & reply the comments in Sharepoint o365. But If i will open the VSD file then no comment option available. Like to suggest this communication option is really help people

    7 votes

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  9. Hide Background Pages by default in Visio Online

    Background pages are normally used for title blocks, etc, and do not contain any useful shapes.
    They should be hidden by default, but be able to make visible by a setting or in code

    5 votes

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  10. Using relative hyperlinks and sub-addresses

    In the desktop version of Visio, we can use relative hyperlinks (such as "..\data-views\customer-data.vsdx"). That's very handy because we can copy or move whole sets of files to different locations and the links will always work, as long as the sub-tree structure remains the same.

    In Visio Online we have to use full paths, so if we move a set of Visio files to, say, a different document library, all links between those files must be changed. Could we have the ability to use relative links in Visio Online?

    Also, in the desktop version of Visio we can specify sub-addresses…

    12 votes

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  11. Open linked diagrams in the same browser tab

    Please provide a way of opening linked diagrams in the same tab. Currently, when we click on a link to open another diagram, it will be opened in a new tab, and many of our customers dislike ending up with a large number of tabs in their browser.

    17 votes

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  12. Show the footnotes!

    The problem with Visio is that it doesn't show its footnotes. So when I want to share the complete file with all it's content; I have to save it as PDF.
    I would like to see that footnotes are always to be seen (especially in Sharepoint).

    4 votes

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  13. Add Drag function with mouse

    Please add the ability to CTRL + SHIFT drag or some other means of dragging the canvas around.

    13 votes

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  14. Creating and Editing Custom Diagrams in Visio Online

    Please provide an ability to create and edit diagrams created by custom templates. Simple editing first (text, resize, move, delete, connect) but with the abilty to add shapes (e.g., from the Document Stencil).

    33 votes

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  15. Visio Online Web Part

    Like the Visio Services web part, please can we have the ability to have Visio Online as a web part such that it allows customisation and connectivity to other web parts.

    (Very useful functionality that exists within Visio Services.)

    36 votes

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  16. Make ActionTags available

    We use ActionTags extensively for showing both warnings and informational messages to users about shapes. It would be very useful to have these online too.

    8 votes

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  17. Link icons not always practical

    In the current version of Visio online we see little icons beneath the Visio shapes indicating a link. As we have lots of customer specific shapes (that we hope will be displayed in future versions) where this might not be appropriate and different text positioning requirements it would be good to have an option to display these icons or not, or a possibility to manipulate them (select different icon, different size, different position); maybe even have several icons for different kinds of links.

    6 votes

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  18. Layers Visibility/Selection

    It would be very useful to have the ability to show/hide specific layers on the diagram as in the Visio interface, or provide a way to control this via a Javascript Mashup.

    31 votes

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  19. Steps getting duplicated on the Visio

    After loading the Visio, we need the SharePoint list to read the Visio steps without duplication and when we change the Visio file and reload it, The SP list should get updated with the version history data, Please touch base to speak more about the design

    2 votes

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  20. Can you ensure you have comments agaisnt each step and it is easier to move around in MAC

    Can you ensure you have comments agaisnt each step and it is easier to move around in MAC

    Also need to ensure these steps can easily be pulled in list or excel and we track version changes on the steps..

    4 votes

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