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 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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Visio 2013 automatically order pages by name

I have a document that will have several hundred pages. I want the pages ordered by the page name. How can this be done?
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How do I move the endpoints of a connector in Visio Pro 2013 without moving/scaling the entire line?

I am trying to draw a fiber optic cable path using a connector line with multiple legs. The nodes in the middle are easy enough to place where I want them, but when I try to move the endpoint nodes ...
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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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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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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 ...