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Welcome to the Visio for Developers feedback forum! We love hearing from customers and partners. To help us make Visio more awesome, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this forum to hear your ideas and suggestions. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy , including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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  1. Additional protection for document page tabs

    It would be helpful to have more control over the page tabs,
    - Prevent page tab text from being changed
    - Prevent new page tabs being added
    - Prevent page tabs being deleted

    3 votes

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  2. Make connection points visible when a glueable control point is dragged near (as for connectors)

    The idea of hiding connection points and only showing them when the end of a connector is dragged near to a shape works fine. However, this does not work for control points that can be glued, seems to be an oversight. The connection points should be shown when the control point is moved near to the shaoe.

    4 votes

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  3. Update Visio 2007 with the current VBA object model.

    There are many code features not available for older versions. Some companies/users don't have a need to update or don't want to embrace the ribbon, it would be nice to access new features, e.g., points along a curve.

    2 votes

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  4. Open API of Org chart.

    I want to create custom Org chart wizard.
    Because Standard function cannot suport Japanese rule.

    7 votes

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  5. Printable Smart Tags

    Provide the ability to make Smart Tags printable (if they are set to Always Visible).

    4 votes

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  6. Status bar API

    It could be interesting to be able to use rogrammatically the Status bar of Visio especially for using the progress bar during long operations. It will help in better UI integration of third party Addin solutions.

    3 votes

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  7. Option to highlight duplicates

    Abilty to press a key or click a button to highlight all shapes with the same text. On large diagrams, identify where the same items is being used several times.

    2 votes

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