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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Who do I contact for consulting about Visio Trial error? [on hold]

I want to actually reach someone in Microsoft about the errors I've been getting with my installation of their free trial version of MS Visio 2013. Long story short, I accidentally installed and tried ...
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system architecture stencils for omnigraffle?

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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Visio 2010: Unable to resize Master Shapes

Please help! 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 ...
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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 ...
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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