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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Adding a bend to a straight connector in Microsoft Visio 2013

I have added a straight connector: how can I add to some bends to obtain the following result ? I use Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional on Windows 7.
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Disable auto-zoom when editing a shape in Visio

This is an annoyance more than an actual problem. Visio will automatically zoom in on a shape when I edit the text within. How do I disable this?
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How do I use two different fonts in boxes?

I'm making a simple scheme in Visio 2013, I have to use two different fonts in one box. When I change the font from the box in the control panel, it changes the whole text's font in the box I'm ...
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How to move attribute line in Visio 2013 Crow's Foot Diagram

I am working on creating a crow's foot database diagram in Visio 2013. From this example from Microsoft, the line separating the attribute name on the BankAccount entity and the type fits nicely. The ...
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Visio 2013 Change Shape tool loses text contained in custom shapes

I am working on some process flows for a customer that has requested customized process/subprocess boxes. I have made several adjustments to the Master Shape and the ShapeSheet data to get these to ...
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How to change the color of a shape's body in Visio?

This question is about Microsoft Visio 2013 (German). I'm using several standard shapes with standard coloring, but now I would like to change one of the shape's colors. I know how to change colors ...
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Microsoft Visio 2013 how to resize an object and maintain its aspect ratio?

I'm using Visio 2013. I dragged and dropped a PNG image onto the drawing surface. I click on the image and the resize handles are displayed at each corner and a rotation handle is displayed at the ...
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MS Office Visio 2016 and 2013 Crash when saving after cut and paste

I recently installed MS Office Visio 2016. Today while doing my first major project in it, it seemed to be working fine. I was doing on my work on a signle page. At one point I had a large section ...
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Visio 2013 - How to change default connector behaviour (shape and fill considered a bonus)

I'd like to be able to have curved connectors with non-curved shapes the default in all new documents I create in Visio. I find curved connectors easier to follow when connectors join. I know other ...
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Visio - Glue / Snap to shape without connection points

Is there a way to simply connect 2 shapes with a dynamic line in Visio 2013 so that the line will follow the shape geometry? I'm aware of the connection points tools, but I'm looking for a way to ...
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How to Repeat a shape and fill box in Visio?

I have a rectangular box and would like to put a circle or any other shape inside it and repeat it so that the shape fills the box. How can this be done in Visio? Update: Not through programming. I'm ...
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Can an Excel object reference the Visio page it's on?

I have an Excel table object that is on my Visio project. The table is on the first page and is an index of the following pages. I am trying to write a formula in the cells that will reference the ...
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Setting default Shape Transparency for Visio 2013

In Visio 2010, I could select the Fill option with no shape selected and set the transparency default to say 40% and then all shapes drawn after that were drawn at that transparency. How can I do the ...
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Saving Visio .vsdx drawing into a format that preserves its fonts, pixels, etc

I have a drawing saved as .vsdx file (made in visio 2013). How do I convert it to the .eps format (or any vectorized format preserving its fonts, pixels etc.) to be used later as LaTeX figure? Why ...
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Drawing LAG links in network topology using visio 2013

I'm a novice Visio user trying to draw a network topology containing many M/LAG links. How can I simply draw LAG links with 2-4 bundled links depicting multiple parallel lines using something similar ...
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In Visio 2013, how do I remove bend points in connectors/lines?

If using curved connectors, the connectors have bend points. These make it very difficult to make the curved connectors look good, if you move them. How can you remove some of these bend points? I ...
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visio 2013 shortcut keyboard?

I use Microsoft Visio 2013 to create UML diagrams. When I want to add a new node to diagram, I have two option: Move mouse pointer over objects and select object from popup like this: Drag and ...
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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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How do I change the position of a text label in Visio (2013) by property, not by hand?

How do I force the text label of a shape to show up to the left of its shape instead of to the right (default position) - and do so via properties or programmatically, rather than by hand? Consider ...
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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 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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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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Visio 2013 Looking for a way to have a title for each page

I can reference the Page.Name but I would also like to have a more specific and longer title than what I use in the Page.Name field. For Example Page.Name = DWG-0001 and Page.Title = "Boiler #2 Air ...
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How to place the Green snap/glue points on a visio symbol

I have created my own symbols in Visio 2013. How do I place the Green Snap/Glue points on the lower left and right of a symbol? I have tried to used the "X" command, seems to set two points but ...
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Export Visio 2013 Stencil as vsx

I have an application that says it can import Visio Stencils. However, it only supports the ".vsx"-File Format. I have a .vss file that i'd like to import. Sadly, the other application really ONLY ...
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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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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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Equation or proper indexing in Microsoft Visio 2013

I am using Visio 2013 and I am trying to properly add an index to a variable c' (label of a square element) so that it is below the '. This is possible in Word 2013 using an equation, however I cannot ...
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MS Visio 2013 swimlane issue

Hi This questions is about MS Visio 2013. Is there any way to split the first vertical separator so when I center the lane heading it is actually in the center? Also is there a way to equally separate ...
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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 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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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: (Click image to enlarge) There doesn't seem ...
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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 ...