Diagramming software for Windows and part of Microsoft's Office suite. Visio can be used to create documents such as flowcharts, organization charts, network topologies, and software architecture diagrams.

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How to change the color of a shape's body in Visio?

This question is about Microsoft Visio 2013 (German). I'm using several standard shapes with standard coloring, but now I would like to change one of the shape's colors. I know how to change colors ...
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Draw Networking Diagrams

I am having a hard time finding a software that allows me to draw network diagrams such as topology, flows to put in presentations and papers . Microsoft Visio is not free. Although I don't know if ...
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Visio 2016 : change effective default font?

I found a MS doc page for Visio 2007 that precisely expresses my problem: When I change the font, Visio doesn't use the new font in my shapes Symptoms When you change the font in the ...
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fix blurry OLE images in Microsoft Visio 2010

When I paste an image from MSPaint into Visio 2010 it goes slightly blurryno matter what the zoom level is at. Here is a comparison: http://i.imgur.com/VMu3vis.png I dont know if Visio is converting ...
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How to Change Width of Elements in a Visio Shape

I am trying to visualize my database structure using Visio 2016 and Crow's Foot Notation. Viso provides an Entity shape as shown below. I want to change the dimensions of the shape elements so that ...
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Text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013

I wonder how to add text with both a superscript and a subscript in Microsoft Visio 2013. Example: I am aware of the fact I could use Microsoft Word Equation Editor for that purpose: but the ...
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Add Connectors between Visio Shapes using <Connect> Element

I am attempting to create VDX file from d3.js using XSLT template. So far, I am able to display the shapes in Visio Drawing format (.vdx file). However, I am having trouble with the Dynamic ...
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How can I change the duration of tasks in a Visio 2010 Gantt chart into hours instead of days?

I am trying to create a Gantt chart with lots of smaller tasks which often last for only 3 to 4 hours. Is there a way of having the duration column in hours and not days? Thanks!
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No way to uninstall Visio Professional 2013?

Long story short, I acquired Visio Professional 2013 through a software partnership with school that worked at the beginning of the semester. For some reason, though, it's decided that the copy I ...
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Microsoft Visio 2013 how to resize an object and maintain its aspect ratio?

I'm using Visio 2013. I dragged and dropped a PNG image onto the drawing surface. I click on the image and the resize handles are displayed at each corner and a rotation handle is displayed at the ...
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Showing Visio 2007 grid on top of shapes?

Is it possible to display the grid in Visio 2007 on top of opaque shapes rather than beneath them? For example, in the below screenshot, I'd like the grid to be visible even in the area of the white ...
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Visio 2013 - How to change default connector behaviour (shape and fill considered a bonus)

I'd like to be able to have curved connectors with non-curved shapes the default in all new documents I create in Visio. I find curved connectors easier to follow when connectors join. I know other ...
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Inserting Visio diagrams in a pdf file

Well, the question title is pretty self-explanatory but still; How do I insert Visio diagrams in a pdf file? I've tried googling it but I've only encountered ways to do the other way round, ...
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System diagram that users can drill down into

I am soon going to be creating some system architecture at work. Like any large system, there are different levels from which you can view the system. Very high, down to the nitty gritty. I was ...
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Visio - Glue / Snap to shape without connection points

Is there a way to simply connect 2 shapes with a dynamic line in Visio 2013 so that the line will follow the shape geometry? I'm aware of the connection points tools, but I'm looking for a way to ...
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Add spacing around connector label in Microsoft Visio

How can I add some spacing around connector label in Microsoft Visio? Example (text of interest in red rectangle): should be: Adding spaces in the text only works for adding margin on the left, ...
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How to use visio 2010

When drawing a bridge you have to insert the measurements and make arrows etc to reference the bridge. I need to know how to do this. Also is there any step by step instructions for visio 2010? ...
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How do I add connectors between shapes in Visio Pro 2016?

I think I'm missing something quite basic about Visio. I can't add connectors between shapes. I can create connections that appear to be attached to shapes, but when I move the shape, the connector ...
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How to Repeat a shape and fill box in Visio?

I have a rectangular box and would like to put a circle or any other shape inside it and repeat it so that the shape fills the box. How can this be done in Visio? Update: Not through programming. I'm ...
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Visio Installation via Wine on OSX

When trying to install Visio 2013 using the VisioMUI.msi installer, I run into the following error when using msiexec $ msiexec /i VisioMUI.msi fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0 stub ...
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Simplest way to design classic FSMs in Microsoft Visio?

I would like to create some basic Finite State Machines within Microsoft Visio. As an example, please take a look at the following: Image source: "DFAexample" by Cepheus - Own work. I tried to ...
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Remove unused areas of the page in Microsoft Visio diagram

How do I effectively remove all the unnecessary spaces on MS Visio? Related: Visio 2003: How to remove blank pages
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Customize Visio Timeline Template Date Format Options

I'm working in Visio 2013 with the Timeline Template which is one of the built-in options available when I pick File | New: This template contains a Stencil with timeline shapes that have dates or ...
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How to add “Advanced File Properties” to Visio 2010 Quick access Toolbar

I like to make sure that my file metadata/properties are correct for all my documents (MS Office, and others where possible). It makes windows explorer search and also MS Sharepoint work better, and ...
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Where is size, make equal in Visio 2013

I'm sure, in past versions of Visio, there used to be an option where you could select a bunch of shapes, and select size, make equal. Somewhere around the Align and Position tabs on the Home menu. ...
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Reset size of an object to its “natural” size in Visio 2010

In Word, in the Size tab of the Format Object dialog (e.g. on an image, a Visio object, or an equation), there is a button Reset. This resets the size of the object to 100% in both X and Y dimension. ...
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Can't make changes to excel drawing in Visio

Any clue how to copy an excel drawing into Visio and be able to make changes? So far I don't like this program.
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Changing line properties in visio

I want to change the connector style from solid line to dashed line in visio 2013. Even if I change from line properties, the change is not happening. How do I do that?
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Visio 2013: how do you size each page differently?

I have 10 tabs in my Visio flowchart. They are portrait 8.5" x 11", landscape 8.5" x 11", landscape 8.5" x 14", etc. - they are not one size. How can I change each page so they print correctly? If I ...
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Visio 2013 configuration issue

How can I make the configure box in Visio 2013 appear? I tried manually and generating a new calendar, no luck. Creating the new calendar should make the box pop up and manually clicking the menu item ...
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I accidently pressed 'No' to 'Do you want to save your changes' in Visio 2007. Can I recover?

Pretty straight forward question. Is recovering this file possible?
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Change default line color?

The default line color in Visio is blue. How can I change that default? We have found that you can change each line as you draw but that is a hassle. I have tried changing the color in the ...
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Importing Data & Linking the Data to Shapes in Visio - Creating network diagrams

I have a network diagram where each network device (Called shapes going forward) has a unique device name. This device name tie to a spreadsheet of CDP neighbors for all devices in my network. My ...
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Visio gantt chart months language

I've started using MS Visio yesterday to make a gantt chart. Everything is very intuitive for someone used to office but I've been searching for hours on how to change a specific setting on the chart. ...
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How can I fit an image to a rectangle in visio?

I'd like to make a rectangle in visio that behaves as though it has background-size: cover applied. This means that the image is used as a texture, and resized to cover the entire rectangle, while ...
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Saving drawing in separate pieces

I have a Visio file (that I am able to edit it) that looks like this: I want to cut it in separate pieces(A4 pages). I know, that there is a way to select piece that you want to save, and then ...
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How can I convert Gif picture (.gif) to visio file (.vsd)?

I want to convert my picture (.gif) to visio file (.vsd). I found a lot of website to convert visio file to another file type, but not picture to visio. that's it possible ? Thank's a lot.
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Can I make double clicking in Visio 2010 Professional open a hyperlink?

How to replace the double click behaviour that leads to adding text in a shape with the intention of having that action opening up a hyperlink to a new page (which describes a subprocess)?
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Visio 2013 Text box within a connector

visio 2013 how do I move the text box within a connector? Works in 2010 where I just click the box until it turns yellow and then i can drag it to where I want it on the connector line but in 2013 ...
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Visio Keyboard Shortcut - Context Menu

Is there a keyboard shortcut for accessing the right-click context menu for a shape? If so, what is it?
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How to tell Visio to make relevant (integral) constraints?

I found Visio is trying to constraint distances between elements, but doing this silly: I.e. the proposed distance is neither integral number of units nor simple fraction of units. How to teach ...
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How to stop connection points from changing when shapes moved or resized?

In Visio 2013, often times when moving shapes or resizing them the connection points change. This is one of the many baffling behaviors of this program to me. Demo video: ...
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Hide Non-Working Hours

I'm trying to create a Gantt chart in Microsoft Visio 2013. In my schedule, there's only one working day with 6 working hours. However, Visio shows all the hours in the week, and with several weeks, ...
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Automated Visio Database Model Diagrams

Is it possible to automatically create a Visio database model diagram from a edge list or some sort of source/target file? I am looking to automatically create some sort of data flow diagram in Visio ...
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system architecture stencils for omnigraffle? [closed]

I'm looking for free stencils that I can use in omnigraffle to create system architecture diagrams: server, user, etc. So far I was unable to find any in Graffletopia or omnigroup's support pages.
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How can I move the position of the autoconnect arrow on Microsoft Visio

I am creating a new shape, a circle with a second text box on its side, and I would like to have the autoconnect arrow (the blue one that let you add a linked shape next to it) stay on the circle. In ...
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Visio road map editor issue

I am trying to create a basic directional road map in Visio and I would like the roads to be thin outlines (Bottom half of picture), instead of the black solid filled line (See top half of picture). I ...
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Arrowhead in Visio 2010 keeps changing from procedure to flat

I'm creating a sequence diagram in Visio 2010. I currently have a flat arrowhead and changed it to a procedure arrowhead. I then save it but every once in a while it changes back to a flat arrowhead. ...
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Visual Paradigm - import file from Visio 2013

I use Microsoft visio 2013 and Visual Paradigm.I want to import an activity diagram that is created by visio into visual paradigm.Here, Versatile Output Formats of visual paradigm says: Carry on ...
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How can I convert a PDF to an editable Visio file?

I have old PDF document (image of a map), and I want to import it into Visio to edit/update it. What is the basic workflow to follow. Attached is sample PDF. Is there a way to trace the lines/shapes ...