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  1. Make it possible to de-select one or all shapes from the API.

    Currently there's no option to deselect all shapes. Deselecting one shape at a time will automatically select another one. In our scenario we would like to 'reset' it programmatically to have no selection at all, like when it's in initialized state.

    While we use the Visio embedded in our application we would like to use both navigating from within and outside the visio. We would like to keep the Visio selection in sync with the application itself to give the users a uniform experience whatever the way they navigate.

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    • Allow document auto-save to be turned off

      Include a setting in Visio Online to allow the user to turn off the auto-save feature. My prefered mode would be to only save a document when I fully intend this to happen. This would allow me to freely open and close document safe in the knowledge that they would retain there original state. Under this scenario, if the auto-save setting were set to false, a Save button would become visible in the UI and the document would only be saved if this button was pressed. (The usual warnings could also be surfaced if you try and exit with the…

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      • cross functional flowchart

        Add the Cross Functional Flowchart swimlane shapes to Visio Online! Flowcharts with swimlanes are much easier to understand.

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        • Drawing created through visio 2000 or earlier cant be open in hotmail

          Drawing created through visio 2000 or earlier cant be open in hotmail

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          • Display entire text for shape info, don't auto hide the text after a few seconds.

            Requesting to view the entire text for value in the shape Data under Vision Online -> Shape info.
            Also requesting that the data displayed should stay (not be hidden after a few seconds) as long as the mouse does not move out of the area.

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            • Allow fullscreen

              Allow full screen / presentation mode for the VSD diagram

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              • 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.

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                • No BPMN template?

                  As in theme

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                  • Make Visio Online part of Office365 Home

                    Consider opening Visio online free to Microsoft OneDrive users. That is, the free account that you can get with Windows/Microsoft account (like is done presently with other Web/Online versions of the Office tools; OneNote, Word, Excel, etc.) or at least Office365 Home subscription users. Google has free diagraming and drawing tool as part of Google docs online and Microsoft needs consumer/students mindshare. If you open it up, consumer pull through will spill into the enterprise.

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                    • Add an Offline Mode similar to Outlook Web Access

                      OWA for Office 365 let's you work offline if you enable offline mode in the settings. It would be great if this could be applied to Visio online also, for those occasions where WiFi is patchy.

                      Even if you could just view existing diagrams would be a good start

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                      • Insert Hyperlinks

                        I can not find a simple way to insert a hyperlink anywhere in the online Visio. If this feature does not exist, it would be nice to have. If it does, it would be nice to easily get to / understand.

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • 5 votes
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                            • Organisation Chart

                              Org charts are notoriously cumbersome and constantly in need of revision. I have used simple flow charts to plot the organisation hierarchy but would love Visio to create a template so that we could simply add roles and their relationships.

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                              • make portrait to landscape view changes possible in online version

                                make portrait to landscape view changes possible in online version

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                                • Be able to set a default zoom percentage on images (i.e. Visio). Default looks to be 44%.

                                  Be able to set a default zoom percentage on images (i.e. Visio). Default looks to be 44%. I posted a timeline in a section of my SharePoint site, and the default view doesn't allow you to see the content. I have to manually zoom in.

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                                  • Add AWS icons

                                    Please allow either a default set of AWS icons or the ability to import and store for future use.

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                                    • Value Stream Mapping

                                      add it with all pertinent symbols - if it is available and functioning I cannot find it.

                                      Thank you

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                                      • Create a UWP Web Wrapper

                                        I think a fairly simple UWP app that is essentially a web wrapper would be really useful. The UWP could be set as the default editor for Visio. If you open a local visio file it would offer to add the file to OneDrive.

                                        It could also offer a list of recent documents both inside the app and on the live tile. This would mean you don't have to write a full on app for editing as all that would be handled in a web view. This would just allow you to take full advantage of native features in Windows…

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                                        • Logic Gates

                                          We would like Logic Gates to be available on the Online shapes so that we can use them for Electrical and Computer Engineering Applications.

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