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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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 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 ...
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Visio 2013 won't allow master shape edit even with protection turned off

I've made a new stencil, I've dropped in a shape to edit, I'm editing it. It's a swimlane, and I want to rotate the title block. I've turned on developer mode, and put protection to "none". I can ...
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Unable to resize Master Shapes in Visio 2010

I am trying to create my own stencil template by editing the existing stencils from MS Visio 2010. However, whenever I try to resize a shape to fit the other's width and height (Right Click Master > ...
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How can I sanely import EPS images into Visio without losing their features?

I have this (relatively complex I believe) EPS image, which I want to use in an MS Visio 2013 sheet. I've tried: Direct Inset Picture: No EPS support. Inkscape -> EMF -> Inset Picture: ...
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Visio - add connectors to Selector Switch

I'm using Visio's Basic Electrical template, which includes a Selector Switch component. It's a 1-pole, 4-way switch. Can I add a fifth connector, or is there another component I can use? ...
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Visio 2013 Background Pattern

I have multiple big Visio pages, not intended for printing. Therefore, in each of them I'm drawing beyond the default sized page and Visio is extending the drawing space in response. What I'd like is ...
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Cannot install Visio Professional 2013 after installing Office Professional Plus 2013

On a freshly installed Windows 8.1 (x64) computer, I successfully installed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (x64). I then proceeded to install Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 (x64) [all of ...
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Is it possible to connect foreground and background objects?

Some context: Let's say we have two pages: "bg_page", which was created as "Background". "page_with_bg", which was created as "Foreground", and uses "bg_page" as a background. While editing ...
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How to make sure newly created connectors are straight?

I'm creating a Visio Flowchart diagram. I want all connectors by default to be "Straight". Is there any way to set a default style for newly created connectors? Currently all my connectors are always ...
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Visio freezes on Surface Pro 2

Scenario: Visio 2010 in Windows 8.1, or a Surface Pro 2 with all of the current updates. Problem: Visio 2010 starts without issue, but as soon as you try to open a new template, or a document, it ...
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How to have an `auto fit content` textbox in Visio 2013?

For my drawings, I want the textbox(es) to be automatically resized to the text content. How can I get that?
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Does Microsoft Power Point 2013 have auto-connect?

This is the same feature as in Visio where you can rapidly connect a bunch of shapes already on the page, as opposed to clicking the connector tool each time to link two shapes. Does PP have it? If ...
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changing the header in visio 2013

I have a visio 2013 file which needs to be edited. Whenever I create a new page, it comes with default logo, date and page number on it. I can not even edit it or delete this logo. :( I just need ...
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how to quickly connect multiple text boxes in a Microsoft PowerPoint flowchart

I've added several flowchart boxes -- the typical diamond decision boxes, and rectable process boxes -- and I want to select multiple boxes and add a connection line between each one, with a single ...
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Microsoft visio 2013 I not installing

I recently downloaded the trial version of visio 2013. When installing the software, it allows me to start the install, but no progress happens. It has been idling on my pc for 2 days now. I really ...
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Can anyone tell me where to find the older Visio shapes and templates?

I've just installed Visio 2013 and can't stand the look of the shapes for systems architecture (servers, workstations, databases, etc). I remember Visio diagrams using 3D shapes with a rounded, ...
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Microsoft Visio 2010 Premium missing “Software & Database” templates

In Microsoft Visio 2007, there was a "Software & Database" template to be able to draw ER diagrams. In Visio 2010, this template is missing. Does anyone know if this template (and others ...
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VISIO connector

I want to know if I delete the middle manager, the connections to the middle manager will be transferred to the next highest manager instead of getting deleted. Is there a way to make this happen. Is ...
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Visio missing paper background

I've just moved my copy of Visio 2000 from my old Windows XP machine to the new Windows 8.1 machine. When I open a new Visio document on the new machine the whole of the Visio drawing window is white ...
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How to rotate the view?

With a Visio document, it's (still) easy to zoom and pan within the page. But how do you rotate the view? That is, look at it from a different side — not change the drawing itself, just like zooming ...
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Add specific page of Visio diagram into Word document

I've got a Visio 2010 document that has multiple pages, with one workflow on each page. I'm trying to insert each of the workflows into a word 2013 document. I'm trying to do it as a direct link so I ...
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Is there any way to save my 'workspace' in Visio 2013?

I've just got done going through effectively all of the shape options available to me in Visio 2013 for the current project I'm outlining, and selected all of the shapes that I want available to me in ...
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Changing Microsoft Visio default export path

When I export a Microsoft Visio document to a PDF: the default folder is always the user folder C:\Users\Francky\Documents, not the last folder I exported a document to: Is there any way to ...
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Organization charts in Visio 2013

I am creating an org chart in Visio 2013 from an excel file . I have linked external data to shapes so I see the external data at the bottom of the screen. If I change the external data in excel and ...
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Can Visio background pages set foreground-page margins?

Question: Is there any way to automatically set the margins of a foreground page in Visio 2007 to the margins of the corresponding background page? Situation: My Visio 2007 document has a portrait ...
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Sequence Diagram: Extra White space at the top, “Shape protection, container, and/or layer properties prevent complete execution of this command.”

I'm using Visio 2010. I finished my sequence diagram. When I copy everything to paste into MS Word, I get a lot of white space at the top. All the shapes are inside of a blue box that gets copied ...
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Visio Sequence Diagrams: How to remove the underline [closed]

I don't see a way to remove the underline in the Object Lifelines
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How do I generate the equivalent of a dynamic block connector in Visio?

Visio has the useful 'Connector' tool which snaps nicely, makes right angles, and is conveniently adjustable. But - it only produces a line connection, not a block, like with the simpler block ...
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Visio 2010 Change double-click action of Master Shape

I want to be able to double-click on my shape and add text so the text is associated. This is the behavior of the existing icons.
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Align shapes to grid 'off centre'

I have some oddly shaped shapes that I want to stick to a regular grid pattern. Unfortunately, because the shape's alignment box is 'off centre' relative to the grid, using 'Snap to Alignment Box' ...
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Duplicating a shape in Microsoft Visio n times on the right with a specified horizontal spacing and at the same height

Is there any good way to achieve the following? Right now I use copy paste and auto-align (or Position > Auto space where I can define the size of the horizontal spacing), which is still a bit ...