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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Convert or save as 2010 drawing (.vsd) from 2013 (.vsdx) changes alignment

I've Visio 2013 and save as 2010(.vsd) changes all the page settings and automatically resizes and expands. Other than fixing the converted file manually, is there a quick fix?
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Can't resize Visio 2010 entities

Please don't mark as a duplicate (this is a similar question). I am making a Database diagram in Visio 2010, but when I add a table entity, I can't resize it. I've tried changing the protection, I've ...
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Automatically connect shapes in visio based on shape/connection point data

I am making electrical wiring diagrams and I would like to know how to automatically connect certain connection points. For example: In the picture below I have Fan Command Connected to DO1 and ...
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How can I change the duration of tasks in a Visio 2010 Gantt chart into hours instead of days?

I am trying to create a Gantt chart with lots of smaller tasks which often last for only 3 to 4 hours. Is there a way of having the duration column in hours and not days? Thanks!
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Visio 2010, multiple page process flow, only first page prints in colour

Long process map Visio 2010, with color symbols, created on color printer, but only first page prints in color, rest in black and white. Can you help with a quick fix? Thanks.
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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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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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Publish Visio 2010 Document to Web with Multiple Hyperlinks per Object

We have a process flow document that requires multiple hyperlinks per object. It appears that the only the VML web format supports this. Since we upgraded to Visio 2010, the Save As... HTML format ...
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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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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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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 missing)...
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Visio 2010 File not found error

I have several users running Visio 2010 Standard on Windows 7 SP1 systems that are receiving file not found errors when they attempt to double click on a Visio diagram on a network drive. This error ...
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Visio connnectors stuck in DB Mode

I created a Visio diagram using the template Software and Database / Database Model Diagram. I created a few database diagrams manually. Now I want to add some more tabs/pages for data flow diagrams. ...
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How to modify margin spaces for Visio drawing when using 'Auto fit to Drawing'?

I use 'Fit to Drawing' in Visio a lot. The resized page width fit my drawing objects neatly though putting some extra page margin spaces that I don't want to have. How can I remove them?
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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 files,...
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How can I rotate a visio 2010 page in 90 degrees without using the mouse that rotates inaccurately?

How can I rotate a Visio 2010 page 90° without using the mouse? Using the mouse takes too long and is inaccurate.
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Shapes adjusted closer in Visio 2010

I searched for my query but could not find any better answer. I need to adjust my shapes closer so that I can fix most of my shapes in one page. Currently there is larger space between the shapes if I ...
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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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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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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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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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Visio to show my functions (Process) relationships

I want to draw a chart to show programming functions relationship together. Imagine I've 3 functions: Function a1(a,b) { //Do something } Function a2(x) { //Do something } Function a3() { ...
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Is it possible to create “synonyms” of entities?

PowerAMC/PowerDesigner allows you to create "graphical synonyms" of underlying entities allowing you to place the same entity twice (or more) on a diagram. This is great when, somehow, an entity must ...
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Save custom stencil with diagram in Visio so others can use the stencil and update the diagram

Say I have a Visio 2010 diagram foo.vsd and I've used a third-party stencil bar.vss in the diagram. Other team members will need to also open and edit foo.vsd. Is there a way to include the stencil in ...
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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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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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visio 2010: extract shapes names

I was given a visio drawing of some college's architecture and want to find the name of the shapes he used there in order to save myself the trouble of locating his drawing and copying his shapes. i ...
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How can I find/create a curved bar (similar to the curved arrow)

In visio 2010 there is a shape in the blocks called a 'curved arrow', which allows you to bend an arrow 90 degrees with a nice curved corner. I would like to create an 'S' curve, but there is no ...
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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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Visio: Add arrows to Tree like connector

Problem: I am trying to add arrows to tree connectors and can't figure out how to do it. Troubleshooting so far: I have tried the functions in the ribbon as well as right click. I was able to select ...
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Can't shrink drawing when printing to smaller paper format

I have a Visio-drawing drawn in A3 format. Now I wish to print it on A4 format and have Visio to shrink it to fit that format. However, it still want's to print in A3 size and thus cropping the parts ...
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How to display shape data on the document itself

I updated a sketch and I added data to shapes. Is there a way to display this data next to the shapes easily? So it would show up when I print it? Or do I need to do it manually by adding text boxes ...
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Call Visio POLYLINE function with variable list of coordinates

I'm trying to design a Visio 2010 shape whose geometry depends on the shape's width. That is, the number and the length of the segments that make up the shape's geometry depends on the width. Instead ...
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Allow horizontal resizing from only one side of a shape

Visio shapes have 8 resize handles. If I protect the height of the shape, only the handles in the middle of the left and right borders remain active. Now, is there a way to disable the left resize ...
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Moving endpoint of freeform curve

How do you move the endpoint of a freeform curve? This seems like it should be really simple but whenever I try with either the freeform tool or the pencil tool, it extends the curve rather than ...
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How to protect custom shapes from being reused? Visio 2010

We are building a set of documentation for our business with Visio 2010. We need to make the Visio files accessible to external consultants for review, but we want to ensure that they cannot copy any ...
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How to have a Custom Container's text in the Header

I am trying to build a custom container. I have created a separate object for my header and set User.msvStructureType = "Heading" I'd expect that when selecting the container, any text I type will ...
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Custom style for any new drawing element in Visio 2010

You know how easily Microsoft Word adopts your visual style of writing, like text color, size, etc and uses it for any subsequent text you write, right? Well, I can't get similar behavior with Visio, ...
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Visio - Save Large Drawing to Single Page PDF

I have a large Visio diagram that spans multiple pages according to the print area. However, I would like to save this to a PDF file and have it only display as a single page in the PDF. My users ...
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How do I resize tables in Visio 2010?

Create a Database Model Diagram Reverse Engineer a database (Database Tab, Reverse Engineer). Once the diagram is created, how do you resize the tables? I've tried: Enable Developer mode, Choose ...
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Why is the last line of text separated in MS Visio shapes

In the image below, you can see two rectangles with some text inside. If you take a closer look you will notice a difference in spacing between lines. The spacing between the first and the second ...
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How do I make Visio header rows behave like Excel header rows?

A few times when I was working in Excel with documents that had large amounts of data, as you scroll down, the header (first cell in the column) stayed visible. I don't remember telling it to do this, ...
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How can I create a mandatory, non-identifying relationship between two entities?

I'm working in MS Visio 2010. This is the relevant part of my ERD: The relationship between Event and Adventure is correct: there's a foreign key from Event to Adventure, and that FK is part of ...
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Microsoft Visio 2010 Zoom to 100% using keyboard

I'm using the mouse to change zoom level to 100% and this annoys me because I use it a lot. Using zoom CTRL++ or CTRL+- and zooming with mouse (left click or wheel) almost never result in exactly 100%...
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Does Visio allow to plot a mathematical function?

Does Visio allow to plot a function such as y=(1/sin(x)). I am keen on being able to specify the function directly, rather than having to fiddle with some stencils dimensions. Is there a specific ...
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Convert image to Visio diagram?

I'm trying to convert a simple diagram (boxes and arrows) into a Visio chart. There are lots of these boxes and arrows, however, so this will be a pain to do by hand. Is there a way to convert an ...
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Visio 2010: How to display name or documentation field of a final state object in a UML activity diagram

I have an UML activity diagram which includes a final state. This final state has a name which describe the state, but I am not able to show the name. Trying to add it as a Share Data hasn't worked ...
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Visio 2010 - How to apply a template?

I created a template (background and some stuff, a stencil too). What i want is When I create a new diagram I want it to open with this template and I want my stencil to be in the shapes list. How ...
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Text Location on Custom Visio 2010 Master Shape

I am creating a new master shape and would like the text (when user pressesto be placed above the shape and not in the middle. How can that be configured?