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 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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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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Trying to embed a 159 KB Visio document into PowerPoint: the latter complains it doesn't have enough memory to complete the operation

I am trying to embed a Microsoft Visio 2013 document into a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 slide. I use the following: I get the error message: I have over 8 GB of physical memory available. The ...
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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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How to rotate swimlanes in a finished diagram in Visio?

How can I rotate swimlanes in Visio 2013 once the diagram is completed? That is, how do I switch swimlanes from horizontal orientation to vertical, or from vertical to horizontal? For a new diagram, ...
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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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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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How to add arrows to Visio Activity Diagram Connector?

How do you add arrows to the connectors in a Visio Activity Diagram? As per the picture, explicitly setting an arrow doesn't work. Unlike the "UML" Use Case Diagram, the Activity Diagram doesn't ...
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Import Excel table in Visio 2013

I have an Excel that looks like this Shape1 Shape2 Connection_Description connection_color Shape1 Shape3 Connection_Description connection_color Shape2 Shape3 Connection_Description connection_color ...
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How can actually fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013?

I want to fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013. When I do design → Page setup → size → fit to drawing, they are still some margins: There doesn't seem to be any way to change ...
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How can I reduce the height of a swimlane in Microsoft Visio 2013?

I am trying to reduce the height of a swimlane in Microsoft Visio 2013 using drag and drop as usual but it doesn't seem to work: I then tried to change the height property in the ShapSheet: but ...
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How does Visio 2013 justify the high price tag? [closed]

I am starting a process documentation project at work and am searching for a tool to diagram workflows. I have come across a number of options, some of which are free/open source products, and then ...
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Fast moving an item in Microsoft Visio 2013

Upon selecting an item in Microsoft Visio, is there any way to move it more quickly than when pressing on one arrow key (or increase the default speed)? E.g. I'd like to move it faster, but ...
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Can I reverse the arrows in Visio 2013

The arrows are pointing down in my organisation chart. I want to keep the rectangles in same spot but the arrow end should be upwards. Is it possible to reverse the direction of the arrows ...
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Organization Chart Wizard from Excel to Visio is too vertical

I imported a excel file to visio through org chart wizard. It came out as expected EXCEPT for it was too vertical. It came out like this: I need it like this: I acomplished this by manually ...
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Resizing a grid shape in Microsoft Visio 2013

I added the shape Charting shapes > Grid in my Visio document: The size of the shape is much larger than the actual grid: How can I resize the shape so that it fits the actual grid? I use ...
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How to work with phases in Activity diagram for Visio 2013

I'm trying to understand the "Phase", and in my humble mind i would like to add yet another Phase to the swim-lane. Though there isn't any "Insert Phase..." when I right click or other. Anyone that ...
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Visio 2013 Export to PDF Page Size

When using either the Save As -> PDF or Export -> PDF the resulting PDF is created at standard letter size pages. I'm an information architect and I used tabloid/landscape pages for my wireframes. ...
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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 2013 - Flowchart Legend

I get the following error when I try to insert a legend into my visio diagram (flowchart): "There are no suitable data graphics on this page. If you apply a data graphic, you can usa a legend to ...
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Connect blocks/shapes in Visio?

I want to connect the arrow you see in the picture marked with a red square to the left blue square, I just want move the arrow a little bit more to the right but I can't, It goes through the blocks ...
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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 2013 Geocoding?

I'm pretty new to Visio other than doing some quick not that advanced diagrams. How ever i have a project where we want to map out all of our building locations, and I was wonder how/if you can use ...
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Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 (Trial), Generate Organization chart on single page

I am using Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 (Trial)to generate Organization Chart of about 450 Peoples. The data is maintained in Excel format. When I generate the Organization Chart it creates ...
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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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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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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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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 2013 “Flip Wall on Reference Line” does not work (Select wall then right click)

In the office layout template, I'm using the wall stencil. If, in Visio 2003, I select the wall, right-click, and select "Flip Wall on Reference", the wall flips; but I can't get it to work on my ...
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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 do I enforce margins for a Visio 2013 diagram?

I have a Visio 2013 timeline that spans several pages in landscape view. When printing, I would like for the margins I set around the page to be observed; however, Visio is running the illustration ...
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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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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 can I make a multiple inheritance arrow relationship in Visio?

Is it possible to make the inheritance arrows just like in the Image bellow in Visio 2013 ? I am trying but I just can't make it happen. I have multiple classes that inherit from one class and I want ...
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How to nest swimlanes in a Cross-Functional Flowchart Visio 2013

It looks like there were some workarounds way back in Visio 2007 for such a thing, but I have not been able to find any way to either tweak the existing Cross-Functional Flowchart template, or hijack ...
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How do you create database diagrams in Visio 2013?

I'm not trying to reverse engineer a database, simply trying to create a database diagram from scratch in Visio 2013 (Standard edition). If I choose the "Crow's Foot Database Notation.vstx" template ...
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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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Is there a way to add more connection points automatically to an Actor lifeline in Visio 2013 using UML Sequence stencil?

I am using Visio 2013 with the UML Sequence stencil objects. When I add an Object or an Actor lifeline to the canvas I can grab it at the bottom by the yellow diamond symbol and extend it to make it ...
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How can I set my own, custom keys for shortcuts in Visio 2013?

For my life, I've been searching and crying, then searching again. Can't find it! According to Microsoft's own information, the default for zooming is highly cumbersome combination of alt+F6 and ...
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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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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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How to rotate the entire page in Visio 2013

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 Ctrl and click-drag the corner of the page to do it like described ...
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Visio 2013: Set Image Size

In Visio 2013, how do I explicitly set an image's height and width etc? For example, in Word, you can right-click an image and select "Size and Position" and set absolute Height and Widths.
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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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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 ...