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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Visio - Convert “.svg” to “.emf” format

My goal is to convert pictures from ”.svg” format into “.emf”, remaining the size, resolution, etc!! The best solution that I found was using Visio, because of the quality after conversion and also ...
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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 ...
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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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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 Visio 2013 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. While it is a nuisance I can ...
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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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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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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?