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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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 ...
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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 ...