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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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 ...
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Draw a line in Visio between objects without obscuring the text in the label

I have a shape with a text label below. I want to be able to draw a line down from the shape and NOT have it run through the text label because it obscures the text. What I have done to get around ...
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Visio Shape Ungluing on Resize

I have two text blocks in Visio 2010, the one on bottom has an outgoing glue point on the top center of the shape, and the top shape has an incoming glue point on the bottom center. I glue the shapes ...
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In MS Visio, add depth to content using layers

I have a process flow-chart in MS Visio. I want to present "what-if" paths; this will be an alternative or secondary view. This seemed like a natural use for layers. But looking at the Help ...
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Connect Shapes in Visio?

Im using Visio, thinking it should be most powerful diagram software and yet it cant simply connect a line like I want. Below is the situation I have. I want to connect line2 to Block2 just like ...
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Visio stencil isn't showing properly

I downloaded these stencils for Microsoft Visio 2013 and opened them in the application. For each icon I drag into the page (see image one), it shows up blue (see image two). What am I doing wrong? ...
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Visio 2013: Share a background page among multiple pages

I have a simple Visio 2013 Drawing (document), with a single page and a separate "background page." I have added a second (third, really) page to the Visio document. Instead of creating a new ...
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Word 2013 - How to add figures to Visio Diagrams in Word Document

I am trying to add a figure caption to a Visio diagram that I have inserted into a word document and I am having some trouble. For example, if I right click on any inserted image in my word ...
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In Visio, how do I create a chart with coordinates throughtout time

I have these data (from MSSQL, that I converted into Access/Excel) on a moving object in a defined space x y time 0 0 07/04/2014 08:48:07 5 5 07/04/2014 16:35:25 6 4 ...
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MS Visio page size impossible to auto ajust

It is the first time I use MS Visio (2010) for making UML. Usually I used for other kind of shemes... But this time I have a filligrane at the top (written "Structure statique") which make the page ...
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How do I prevent Visio from being prefixed when printing PDFs?

I use MS Visio often for corporate usage and whenever I print using the Adobe Acrobat printer, it always adds a Visio_filename.pdf prefix. No other program does this. I am not too sure where else to ...
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Modeling UML in Visio: connectors (associations, etc.) don't move along when class is moved

Here's the steps to reproduce my scenario: Open Visio 2013, start a new UML diagram. Add one class. Add another class. Add an association between the two classes. The diagram should now look like ...
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Automatically fitting the text container to text in Visio 2010

How can I have the text container automatically fit to the text entered in to it? For example, if I have a text container with a word like 'dog' in it, I have to use the handles to resize the text ...
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Ensure Visio new Connection Points at the middle distance?

I am Visio 2013 user. How do you ensure that the new connection point will be positioned exactly at the middle distance between two existing, sequential connection points ?
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Visio UML Sequence Diagram - How do I remove Top Package from Actor?

Hi guys I'm currently building a sequence diagram on Visio 2010. When I add an actor it has the name Top Package:: by default - which I cannot remove (I have tried deleting from properties). Does ...
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How can I change the pane from Vertical to Horizontal format in MS Visio 2003

I want to create a business process chart in MS Visio 2003.The pane is in Vertical format and I wish to change it to horizontal format
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Need more auto-connection points on Visio shapes

I am Visio 2013 user. How can I add more auto-connection points on shapes in Visio. For example, a circle shape originally has 8 auto-connection points, but I need 8 points more totally 16 connection ...
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How to show full outline for interlocking circles without sending to the background

I am trying to do a venn diagram in visio and have dragged three interlocking circles onto a blank page. Problem is that the inner lines disappear where they overlap - I have tried playing around ...
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Define Visio's AutoConnect connector point preference

I've added some inbound/outbound connector points to a rectangle near the corners. However, now when I use the AutoConnect to create one of my Quick Shapes it picks these connector points as they ...
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In Visio 2013, how do I apply various styles to a timeline element based on a linked data value?

I am building a timeline in Visio 2013 using linked data from Excel. It took me forever to figure out that I needed to add the names "Task Name" and "Start" to automatically populate milestones on ...
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How to hide the Layer Properties option from menu using macro in visio 2007

Please help me with the code to programitically hide the View>>Layer Properties... Optin from the menu bar. Please need this urgently if any posibility. Please help..
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Creating Parametrized Classes in a Visio UML

Let's say I have a class defined like this public class Widget<T1, T2, T3> where T1 : ISomeInterface<T2, T3> where T2 : class where T3 : struct { // blah } Using Visio ...
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Force snapping on grids in Visio 2013

I am using visio 2013 right now. And I have some troubles with snapping on the grids. Is it possible to force snapping on grids? So it'll never go outline? Thanks in advance!
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how to update a viso and excel org chart

I have an org chart in visio using excel data, is there a way to link them so that when the excel sheet is updated it can change the info in visio?
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Transparent background in Visio 2013

I'm using Visio 2013 and I'm not able so save my drawings with a transparent background (background always ends up with white color) The sheet background is "no background". When I click "save as ...
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How to define multi-page background in Visio?

I'm using Visio for drawing process models and define backgrounds for my normales pages. The processes are very large and extend the page to multiple pages (vertically and horizontally). The ...
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Can the scrolling increment that is used to zoom in/out in Visio be changed?

When I'm using CTRL + mouse wheel to zoom in/out in Visio, the jump in percentage of zoom is ludicrous. It jumps from 50% to 132% and then to 397%. It seems like there should be some middle ground ...
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How to set a page to be the background of another page in Microsoft Visio 2010?

As in cacoo.com, I want to set the background of Page-1 to be the content of Page-2 as in below snapshot. Is it possible in Microsoft Visio 2010?
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Can't open two instances of Visio 2013

I've faced with strange behavior of Visio. I'm opening two documents, but there is still one running application. And I can't move one, to another display. This is kind of annoying thing, and it slows ...
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Can I draw curved diagonal lines in Visio

I want to draw lines like this (see image below) in Visio but in order to achive this I have to use 3 separate lines (bottom image). Is there a simplier way? UPD: Im using Visio 2013 To be more ...
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Unable to locate a specific shape in Visio

I'm trying to create (convert) a Visio architecture diagram from an existing image which is available in the format of JPG extension. My question is, in this complete architecture diagram which I'm ...
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Completely Remove All Microsoft Visio 2013 Leftover Files

I am having a problem with my Microsoft Visio 2013 installation, and I would like to completely wipe my computer of all leftover files that remain from doing a traditional uninstall. How could I do ...
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Visio 2010 - no rotate handles?

I'm using Visio 2010. When I select a shape, I see the normal resize handles, but no rotation handles. This seems to be the case for any shape I create. This is not in a locked layer. I have ...
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Save (print) Visio pages as separate files named by page number

I have a Visio document with three pages. I want to print them all separately with Adobe PDF printer, producing three files named (for example) “Page1.pdf”, “Page2.pdf”, and “Page3.pdf” automatically. ...
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Visio 2013 - how to rotate the entire page?

I would like to rotate an entire page, including all of the shapes and text on it. I see here that you can supposedly hold down Control and click-drag the corner of the page to do it: ...
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Visio 2010: Remove blank pages (automatic mechanism not precise)

I've got a picutre that takes up the entire space of a sheet. Visio however now already added 3 additional sheets. All elements are within the boarders of sheet one, why does Visio already produce new ...
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Error when adding Developer inserts (IE: Command Button)

Running Visio 2010. I go to the Developer tab. When I try to insert any of the ActiveX controls (IE: Command Button), I get an error (even after uninstalling and re-installing Visio): An error ...
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A digitizer for technical visio style drawings? [closed]

I am looking for advice and experience for using a digitizer for doing technical drawings. I do a lot of those when I do IT-integrations architechture and integrations dataflow drawings. And I am ...
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How do I make a Visio 2010 file compatible to Visio 2003

I am currently having a hard time exchanging Visio .vsd files between the versions for Office 2003 and Office 2010. It actually works fine upwards (opening a 2003 .vsd in 2010) but after saving it in ...
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How can I tile a background page to meet my printed page in Visio?

Can I set a background page up, such that a logo is displayed in the top right hand corner of each printed page, and the title of the page is displayed at the bottom left hand corner? Ideally, it ...
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How to enable snapping when moving multiple objects in Visio?

I have the following problem: I'm using Visio to design tiling patterns and have a problem when copying tile groups. I can make individual tiles snap together well (all my tiles are polygons drawn ...
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Display Visio page title in page

I'm working on a multi-page Visio 2013 document, and for consistency purposes I'm looking for a way of including the page title in the Background page, so that each page title is displayed within the ...
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Flowchart software with abstraction feature [closed]

I usually use Visio for create conceptual charts of how my software should work. As the program gets larger, I find myself wishing for the functionality of abstracting away some of the details in a ...
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Visio custom page print with Adobe PDF

I want to use my Adobe Distiller as the printer for a visio document with many pages, each one of different size. The issue is that when I print all the pages are A4. I want to automatically have the ...
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Visio shapes stencils Metro style

I can not find Visio Stencil Metro style for simple services: DNS, DHCP, RRAS, and so on. Found Visio stencil at Metro: New Office Visio Stencil Office Visio Stencil for Exchange 2013. If ...
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Layering in Visio and Presentation Problems?

I am trying to make a flow chart in Visio, and I have multiple layers. Some broad and then they break down to more detailed layers. Is there a way to zoom out and only see the broad layers but as I ...
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Visio - “add” shape patterns

I have a short question regarding shape patterns in Visio 2013. I created the following image with Visio 2013 - it's basically two rectangles with different background patterns. What I want to do ...
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Unnecessary labels on pdf created in Microsoft Visio

I am trying to save a visio file as a pdf. I am using visio 2010. The problem is that after saving to pdf the name of the sheet is displayed on the top of the diagram and so is the date on the bottom. ...
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How to enable glue to geometry in Visio 2013

In Visio 2010 I was able to enable glue to geometry with setting "developer tab -> properties -> glue settings" to 32 - visGlueToGeometry. But in Visio 2013 it does not works. How can I enable it? I ...