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  1. Import an exported Microsoft Flow package to auto-generate a diagram

    Very similarly to this post (https://visio.uservoice.com/forums/368199-visio-online/suggestions/32605921-visio-online-integration-with-microsoft-flow), except the reverse. Just like you can export a SharePoint workflow and import into Visio, be able to import the exported package of a Flow into Visio - so something equivalent.

    17 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Visio Online 'Editable' App Part

    We need the ability to edit Visio Online diagrams within an app part so we can have custom functionality linked to the edits being made.

    E.g., connect two shapes in the Visio Online diagram canvas > press a submit button > kick off an MS Flow

    16 votes

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  4. 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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  5. Ability to Add/Remove Hyperlinks to/from Shapes

    Extend the JS API to programmatically add/remove hyperlinks from a shape.

    15 votes

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  6. Put all the Office 365 Icons into Visio Online

    The icons for Visio are seriously lacking in the Visio Online. In the least, all the Microsoft icons should be available within Visio Online where servers, SharePoint, Office 365, and other application icons are concerned.

    14 votes

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  7. Add Shapes/Stencils

    Provide a way to add custom stencils/shapes (Example: AWS Architecture Icons Stencils)

    13 votes

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  8. It would help greatly to have a ruler and gridlines so we may place objects more accurately

    It would help greatly to have a ruler and gridlines so we may place objects more accurately. The aligning lines apprar only sometimes and not always are accurate.

    13 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Allow home users to purchase or license Visio and/or Visio Online

    I want to use Visio at home for personal projects without a work or school account. I already pay for Office 365 Home. I don't mind paying $5-6 per month extra for Visio Online, but I am not allowed to even try.

    12 votes

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  12. Please add Maps and Floor Plans

    In the Desktop version you can plan Office Layouts which is very useful. It would be very good, to make it avaiable online too, so you can have the same experience as with the desktop version. There should be no difference between online and offline.

    OfficeLayout #floor #maps #walls

    12 votes

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  13. 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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  14. Azure Infrastructure - Reverse Engineer

    It would be awesome to be able to import and automatically diagram your Azure Infrastructure. Similar to what Lucidcharts does with Amazon AWS.

    11 votes

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  15. Panning and Pinch Zooming

    Can we please have panning and pinch-zooming - navigating through diagrams using the old zoom control and browser scroll bars seems so old fashioned.

    11 votes

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  16. Create TOGAF and ArchiMate templates

    Create industry standard architecture diagram types such as TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate 3

    10 votes

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  17. When an item is rotated, it seems really difficult to get it back to exactly level again. Can there be some type of "snap" to make easier?

    I LOVE this Visio Online program!!! I've been a Visio user since the early days (~ 20 years ago???), so since the new company I work for doesn't have the desktop version of Visio available, this is a great alternative for me.

    However, when an item is rotated, it seems really difficult to get it back to exactly level again. Can there be some type of "snap" to make easier?

    10 votes

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  18. Search, find objects through multiple pages

    It would be great if we can do a search or find objects through multiple pages in Visio Online. Currently, you can only find objects if you are on that page where the object(s) is/are located.

    9 votes

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  19. Improve the opening of desktop files in Visio Online

    I have lots of Visio files that were created in the (Windows) desktop version of Visio. So far, NOT A SINGLE FILE I have will open in Visio Online, with no feedback as to what features may be blocking.

    An improvement would be some sort of feedback, providing information about the feature(s) that are blocking the file from opening, so I can then clean the file in the desktop version.

    Alternatively, an export function to the Online version in the desktop version that strips all possibly offending features would also help.

    9 votes

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