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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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Can't change selection highlight color MS Visio Pro 2019

I have Visio Pro 2019 installed on a Windows 10 machine with Office Pro 2016 for all other MS products. By default it is dark blue and nearly invisible when selecting black stencils, lines, etc. ...
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Does anyone know a way to get such an End Arrow type in Visio?

Does anyone know a way to get such an End Arrow type in Visio? ------------ | App | ------------ | | | | Λ |_| ------------ | Server | ------------ Image for more ...
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Remove hidden margin on Visio 2019 Entity Relationship Diagram

Using Visio 2019, I'm trying to do the following: File -> New -> Crow's Foot Database Notation template Drag an "Entity" shape type onto the page Name an attribute something long As you can see from ...
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How to see a list of all pages in Visio 2016?

I've found out how to do it for Visio 2010, as I would like to print the list of all pages in a separate tab, but I can't find the small forward backward buttons to the left of the page tabs(status ...
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How to change <no send action> in UML signal send

I am using Visio Professional 2010, Version 14.6023.1000 32-bit. I know there are better UML specific tools about but this is the one that the company uses for all its drawings. I've created an ...
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How can you disable shapes from being selected?

How can you disable shapes from being selected? If I do a CTRL + A, is there anyway to set a shape so that it is excluded from the selection?
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How to add more of these Yellow handles for the line tool in visio?

How to add more of these Textboxs that have handles that they attached to the line tool in visio?enter image description here please pay attention to the picture, there is a yellow handle right in the ...
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How do I reset the connector points of a shape?

While working on a Visio diagram, I noticed the same shape that I had duplicated a few dozen times actually had custom connector points on it. Essentially every Rectangle shape now has additional off-...
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MS-VISIO how to create a shape that prompts user to insert hyperlink?

How to create a shape that prompts the user to insert a hyperlink? similar to how this shape currently performs. "Software and Database > Software > Controls > Hyperlink"
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How to get the missing Edit and Open items in context menu for Visio drawing in Word?

On two different PC with Windows 10 bit, I have MS Office Professional Plus 2016 and MS Visio Standard 2016, and both are fully updated for Windows and Office. In the same Word document with an ...
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How to paste code from visual studio to Visio and keep the formatting

I am trying to copy a fragment of code from visual studio to visio. The paste keeps the syntax highlighting but it messes-up with the indendation. I also notice that the copy-paste doesn't mess up ...
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Visio 2016 has stopped working - Win 10 1803

Our office is still on Win 10 1803 and a user just about a month ago starting having issues literally anytime he opens a file in MS Visio 2016 (Latest updates installed at this point). New documents ...
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How to find out which Visio shape I am using?

I have a Visio diagram with a special shape, which I like very much. It looks like a rectangle with a fancy label. When I want to make a new diagram, the first thing I do is copy-paste this rectangle. ...
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How can you have a halo around text over a gradient background fill?

How can you have a halo around text over a gradient background fill? I have a connector between two shapes with some text in a blue pastel shade Behind all three shapes is a gradient background, ...
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Aligning containers and shapes

Is there a way to easily align containers and regular shapes like rectangles? The auto-snap/align works fine, for the most part, when working with basic rectangles but as soon as I want to mix ...
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Microsoft Visio Page settings

I used to use Visio years ago (2003 version), recently installed it again(2016 version) to make some technical drawings. But it has been frustrating to say the least. What i wish is that the "page" ...
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With Visio 2016, how can I add a clear formatting function?

With Word and Excel, there;s a function that allows me to clear the formatting of a whatever I highlight. How can I accomplish the same result with Visio 2016?
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How to draw a border line around a group of shapes automatically? [Visio]

I want to draw a borderline automatically around shapes like below. Any suggestion?
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Windows 10 - Visio 365 - AltGr + “ [ ” (open bracket) inserts a “ ’ ” (Right Single Quotation Mark) instead

On Visio 365 (Windows 10), when using key combination AltGr + " [ " to insert an open bracket, it inserts a right single quotation mark instead " ’ ". This behavior happens only in Visio 365 and ...
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Text as fill pattern

I have created fill pattern, but if I put text into fill pattern, it is not displayed in the fill area. If I draw a rectangle, I need text to fill the area of rectangle. Should I draw text using ...
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Unable to connect arrows to shapes in Microsoft Visio

I've been using Microsoft Visio for a project to document how different data flow connect to each other. This involves using the connection points to stick an arrow to a shape. This has been working ...
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Draw a line with horizontal-level text

I would like to use the line tool to draw a line between two connectors such that text I put on the line is parallel to the top and bottom of the drawing, instead of being parallel to the line. I ...
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How Can I Fix a Visio Org Chart text layer in a shape

I am working on the org chart and the text layer from the Shape stencils no longer works. After letting go onto the document it does this: Lastly, if I try to delete the text, it won't let me, ...
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How to save a selection of drawings in MS-VISIO as pdf?

I have a Visio file with a lot of drawings inside. I would like to export one drawing as pdf. How can I do that? (P.S. Copying it to another Visio file is not helpful while I cannot save the object ...
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Database Reverse engineering wizard Fails

I am using Visio 2019, trying to reverse engineer a Azure SQL server. I have successfully created multiple User data sources to use in the wizard using both our DB-admin user and my admin azure ...
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How to properly align two connectors in Visio 2016?

I'm using Visio 2016. I want to align two connectors precisely. See below image. How can I do that? You can download my testing visio file at https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rtmnehydamx4wg/sed.vsdx?dl=1 ...
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Visio Data Visualizer not recognizing values in the 'Next Step ID' column for a Decision shape type

Update. I started over and I didn't have the same problem with new files. However, I will leave my original post because I have no idea what is wrong with my first files. I ...
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Reverse Engineer SQLServer(2017) schema into Visio 2019 Pro

Trying to get Visio 2019 (or 2016) Pro to Reverse Engineer the schema from a SQLServer 2017 DB. I can reverse the tables without issue using the generic ODBC driver but the option to reverse views ...
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Visio doesn't show shape's icons on Shapes pane

How can I see icons for shapes on the left (Shapes) pane? When collapsed, I'm able to see icons but, when collapsed, I don't see proper icons. p.s. I'm in Developer mode. Collapsed: Expanded:
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How to automatically adapt the text size in a shape with a fixed height in Visio

I have created a shape (a rectangle) with fixed dimensions, I cannot change theses dimensions. In this shape a text is automatically written by a vba code. But this text is different depending on a ...
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Drawing cryptographic algorithms with Visio

currently I am working on some cryptographic stuff and I need to draw some drawings with Visio. There is the need to draw symmetric cryptopgrahic algorithms. My problem is to draw a permutation like ...
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Microsoft Visio Professional 2019 Stencil Shape Language Issue

I use Visio Professional 2019 64 bit originally installed in Polish (PL) version. My OS is Windows 10 Pro Polish. My regional settings are Polish. I have created an UML Component diagram. Each time ...
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Visio: What is Auto-Create Ink Shapes?

Visio Professional 365 includes an Ink tab on the Ribbon. Nothing on the tab seems to work on my Surface Book 2, using the Surface Pen. Convert to Shape and Convert to Text are disabled Auto-Create ...
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Fill many shapes with different colors

I have a set of shapes. Can I automatically fill them with different colors like smart art can? Meaning instead of setting their fill color one by one?
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How can I generate a box in box diagram using ms visio

I have a list of applications and services and want to use visio to a diagram with the data. The data roughly looks like App 1: service 1 App 1: service 2 App 2: service 3 App 3: service 4 With ...
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Editing a visio diagram inserted into a word document messes it up

I copy-paste a Visio diagram into an empty Word document, it looks fine. I open it in Visio to make a simple edit, close it...and after that, only a part of the diagram is showing... What happened? ...
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Visio - Autofit width of separators & swimlanes

Is it possible to autofit the width and height of separators / swimlines in Visio? I have created a big cross functional flowchart in Visio but the separators / swimlines are not aligned with the ...
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How do I run a Visio report on many Visio diagrams at once

I'm using Visio 2013 and I have a Visio report that I want to run on hundreds of .vsdx files. How can I run the report as a batch rather than one file at a time?
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How to copy Visio 2019 Professional shapes to Powerpoint?

I just got Visio 2019 Professional but I am unable to copy shapes from it and paste it in PowerPoint. I was able to do it before I updated Visio. Shapes in Visio: Partial picture in PowerPoint:
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Visio Pro : Fill shape with data value that contains A1 or A2

I tried to change the fill color of a simple rectangle shape with a fixed list data (Visio Pro). The list contains some values like A1;A2;A3;B1;B2;B3 PrintScreen for better understanding (sorry in ...
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Trying to draw shortest path lines in visio. Advice please?

I am trying to make network diagrams and connect devices with lines but want them to be orthogonal - horizontal and vertical lines only shortest path. If I have 2 ports at the same vertical ...
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How to convert picture to visio object?

I edit a word doc which contains pictures which I know were visio objects and were copied and pasted as images by mistake. Is there a way to convert them back to be visio objects?
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How do I customize a freehand circle with a fixed circumference?

I'm trying to plan a pen for my chickens in my garden. I have a total of 50 m of fence that I want to plot out on my Visio drawing. What I want to do is having a freehand circle with a fixed ...
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Visio 2016 is not showing pages on the bottom and unable to navigate around pages

Visio 2016 is not showing pages on the bottom and unable to navigate around pages. Visio 2016 file is saved as a GROUP name and missing the page tab at the bottom.
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Visio 2016 database diagram - how change data types and realign separator

I cannot find any window to list my entity's fields with their types. I found only way to set data type for specific field by typing on that data type field and write it manually (look at enclosed ...
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Pictures dsplay “Bitmap” and not filename when I mouse over pictures in PDF

I'm running Windows 10. I want to save a Visio file (Visio online plan 2) that contains pictures to PDF. It's working fine, but when I hover the mouse over pictures the alt text displayed is Bitmap ...
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Visio: prompt for page data when creating new page?

Is there a way to have Visio prompt for page data when a new page is added similar to how there's a option to bring up the shape data dialog when adding a new shape to a page?
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Why can't I rename shapes in Visio?

Am I doing something wrong? I can't seem to rename a shape more than once, and I cannot reference any shapes by their "given" names, only by their shape ID. Here's what I'm doing in Visio 2016 ...
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Microsoft Visio 2003 - How to glue/hook a shape to a brainstorming topic branch?

in Microsoft Visio 2003, in brainstorming, I want to glue or hook a shape to a branch, so every time I move that branch, also the shape moves with it automatically. I have tried to group the two ...
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Can't install Visio Pro 2019 on a computer with Office Pro Plus 2019

I have Office Pro Plus 2019 (retail version) 64-bit installed on my PC. Recently I tried to install Visio Pro 2019 64-bit on the same computer, but the installation process got stuck at the "We're ...

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