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  1. Add Align Shape Dialog

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

    5 votes
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    • Currently no way to set transparent color

      Shapes need to be have transparent setting for fill

      4 votes
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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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.

            11 votes
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            • 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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              • 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

                3 votes
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                • 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.

                  13 votes
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                  • 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…

                    9 votes
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                    • 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).

                      28 votes
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                      • 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.

                        24 votes
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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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.

                              5 votes
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                              • 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.

                                10 votes
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                                • 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..

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • Linking to shapes with Zoom

                                      In Visio on the desktop, one can link to any shape from another shape and specify the zoom level. Looks like that feature doesn't carry over to Visio Online

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