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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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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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Visio: import an excel table stored in an external website

I would like to use a feature which is available in Excel. In Excel, you can import data from another excel workbook stored on a website. Excel manages credentials and everything needed for connecting ...
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What is the easiest way to add many images to Visio as shapes in a custom stencil?

The company I work for produces hundreds of standardized icons that we can use for diagrams, mainly for making PowerPoint presentations. I wanted to start using Visio for these diagrams, because the ...
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Microsoft Visio: define data position on master shape

I am very very beginner at Visio and I have been struggling days on something which is probably very basic. I have a set of data defined in an excel file, this way: Name,Age,City Paul,23,Paris ...
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How to pan in visio like in a PDF viewer with the “hand” tool?

In Visio 2016 we can pan the canvas by dragging middle mouse button: . But I want to pan the canvas by dragging like in a PDF viewer with . How to do that?
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Visio - define style for specific shape type

My use of Visio 2016 has been revolutionized by discovery of adding "Define Style" to my ribbon. I would like to set some specific text styling for a specific shape type. For example, I want all off-...
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Visio 2016 Font Transparency

Searching how to make a font translucent, transparent, or look like a watermark in Visio seems to be elusive. It's common to see the question asked for the word Draft or Confidential, but every guide ...
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Can I add a webpage (browser) to a visio diagram?

Can I add a webpage(browser) to a Visio diagram? Edit -- Additional Info: I do not wish to add a hyperlink. I want to view the webpage in the diagram. I know that there are webparts that can do ...
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Accessing Commands without modifying ribbon in Visio?

Is there a way to access commands that aren't in the ribbon, without having to modify the ribbon? I often see instructions like this that require modifying the ribbon to access a rarely used ...
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Prevent Visio 2016 from creating curve connector bend points?

I have a state machine diagram that consists of a series of shapes, and many curve connectors that connect from the center of one shape to somewhere on the radius of another shape. There are many ...
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Visio - Can you Change Picture

I've inserted a picture (no problem) and resized this w/i Visio. I'd like to now swap that picture with another picture without changing location and maintain current size. Powerpoint has a "Change ...
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How to use call-outs with imported image (Visio 2013)

How do I force a call-out to point to specific points on a photo imported into a Visio document? When I try this, the arrow-head end of the call-out attaches itself to the edge of the photo -- not ...
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visio - how can i freeze Dimension Line Length when I vary the length of the dimension's end lines to the shape points?

visio - how can I freeze Dimension Line Length when I vary the length of the dimension's end lines to the shape points? Terms for a Horizontal dimension line: Dimension Line: the horizontal line ...
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Multiple parallel connectors between shapes in Visio

I have two rectangles in Visio 2016. I would like to add multiple parallel connectors between them: ----------- | | <-- rectangle 1 ----------- | | <------- connectors ----------- ...
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How to convert pdf back to vsd ( pdf was created by visio)

I have examined the asked questions about this topic already, and tried to use inkspace program to convert pdf to svg. After that I ımported svg to visio but it did not work well because it imported ...
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Is there a way to copy and paste text from within a Microsoft Visio document?

A Microsoft Visio document that I was given contains text, but I cannot copy it. I can only open it in Internet explorer. If I try to open it in Word, it is just random characters. Is there a way ...
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Changing the Colour of a Progress bar in Visio

Is it possible to modify certain shapes and change their colours? such as the progress bar in visio? I need to change it to red
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What to Save As when exporting Visio .vsd to OpenOffice or LibreOffice to minimize differences?

I have a Microsoft Visio Pro. 2010 file (.vsd), and I want to work with it in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice, as a secondary option). When I import the .vsd file to LibreOffice, there are many ...
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Auto-arrange in Visio doesn't arrange annotations

I have a Brainstorm diagram and some topics/subtopics may have annotations connected to them. Whenever I do an auto-arrange Visio seems to successfully arrange the topics and subtopics, but leaves the ...
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Visio 2010: Change basic Template

I created a few 'bubble diagrams' using the Brainstorm Diagram option. I learned that only one input connection can be made to my bubble. I can have multiple input connectors in the Basic Diagram. ...
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Delete Visio search shapes history

Can anyone help me delete the history in the Shapes search panel? I can't bear to see that long list clutter my work space like that.
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Visio - Change width of swimlane labels in cross-functional flow chart

I have a number of cross-functional flowcharts created in Visio 2016. I would like to increase the depth of the labels of the swimlanes as in the image below. I have attempted selecting individual ...
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How to add values to the x-axis and y-axis of a cartesian coordinates in visio?

I am plotting cartesian coordinates in visio via x-y shape command. Could you please let me know how to divide the x-axis and y-axis into 10 equal parts? Besides, How to add values to the segmented ...
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Use Segoe MDL2 Assets and other unicode fonts with Private Use Characters in Visio

Microsoft supplies its Windows iconset as a font now. All icons are part of the subrange "Private Use Characters": I really enjoy drawing our Windows screen concepts in Microsoft Visio. However, to ...
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How to circumvent quality loss while pasting large pictures into Visio (MS Office)?

I have several .png files with large dimensions and small file sizes. E.g. this with 27000x4000 and 245 KB. I want to import them into Visio 2016 so I can easily annotate them now or change the ...
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change arrow direction in Visio at “beginning” shape only

Some of our Visio documentation includes fairly long connectors between shapes. I want to add an arrow at the beginning of an arrow that points away from the shape. But all of the arrow ends seem to ...
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How can I set a theme in a Visio document without resetting existing shapes?

I have a diagram with a number of shapes that I have formatted (colors, font and line styles, etc.) and want to keep the same. But I would like to set a style for new shapes. But... If I add a ...
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Arrow with multiple turns in Libreoffice Draw?

I want to draw an arrow between two objects in LibreOffice Draw. For simplicity suppose they're rectangular and even that they have those "connection points" and the arrow connects those. Now, I don'...
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Text and frame alterations by importing from Visio to Word

I want to import a diagram I made using Visio into Word. I noticed that the "quality" is degraded, especially for the text: From Visio: Into Word: I don't know how to solve it (or even why it ...
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Is it possible to create a word-cloud of arbitrary shape with Visio?

I would like to create a shape that would allow me to create a kind of word-cloud with horizontal text in which the overall shape defines a boundary inside which the text can freely flow. Is this ...
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Save a process as workflow for documentation

I would like to document a process/workflow that we follow for a task. And I think Visio would be better. But I want the default view of the workflow as a collapsed/summarized view and provide a ...
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When exporting the selection as PDF in Microsoft Visio, how can I remove the margins?

I want to export the selection in Microsoft Visio. To do so, when exporting as PDF, I select Selection: After the export, the PDF has tons of white margin: When exporting the selection as PDF in ...
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How can I change the height/width of a shape in Microsoft Visio using the keyboard only?

How can I change the height/width of a shape in Microsoft Visio using the keyboard only? I use Microsoft Visio on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. For example, in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 I can use ...
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Visio stop shapes from changing shapes shape

How can I make it so that my shapes don't affect other shapes? For example I have a container for a bunch of use cases, once I put a "use case" oval in it, it stretches the box. If I wanted the box ...
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How to add a rectangle in Visio from Excel

I am trying to modify a page in Visio from Excel I tried this code but without success: Sub DrawMyRectangles() Dim draw_visio As Object Set draw_visio = CreateObject("visio.application") ...
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How to stop automatic connector rerouting when moving bend point in Visio

I'm trying to draw network diagram, but if I will try to bend connection line, it will be automatically rerouted. I have automatic routing disabled in Developer/Behavior settings, even though there is ...
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How to highlight (or make larger) connection points in Visio?

I have two questions: How to make connection points in Visio larger, or highlighted as in this example? How to make description bubble as in the example? Example of a server with large connection ...
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Move an object to a new page without Visio appending “1”

I've generated a Visio diagram from an Oracle database using the reverse engineering tool. (This one, unless I've misunderstood. More on Visio version later.) I want to move several objects to a ...
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Resize Visio drawing to fit paper size and print on one page

My Visio 2016 flowchart no longer fits the background page and is not resizing to first on one page even though my page setup settings are to fit 1x1 page. How can I reset this? Visio Flowchart ...
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Scaling a Visio Shape with Connections (connection scaling)

Is it possible to scale the connections along with a shape without having to "rewire" everything? I'm trying to resize a Diagramm with many connection lines that are sorted, but when resizing the ...
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How do I deactivate the automatic design changes in Microsoft Visio?

When importing stencils (drag&drop) they always get colored and overpainted with the currently selected standard style. This is undone by selecting the drop down in shape styles and clicking "...
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refreshing already placed MS Visio shapes after editing the master shape

We use to draw network topologies and also use our own shapes. These shapes are saved as a master shape in a template. So for our orjects we place every shape multiple times on the desk. Now, if ...
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Apply Visio Theme selectively by tab in Visio 2016

I have a drawing that has hand-selected colors and I want to retain those colors while I'm creating a new diagram with a theme. When I apply a theme to the new tab, it converts the original to all ...
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How to copy formatted text from Visual Studio into Visio without keeping the format?

I'm copying text from Visual Studio and pasting it in MS-Visio, but I would like to lose the formatting. I already tried using Ctrl+Shift+V but this seems not to be working (Ctr+Shift starts zooming). ...
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Create a customized connector line using VISIO 2013

I'm working with Visio 2013 Professional on Microsoft Windows 7, it is my first time using Visio and I need to create a customized connector with automatic arrows in the corners of the line, to ...
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Using Visio 2013 to create a timeline and can't get rid of dotted lines in the timeline

I'm using Visio 2013 to create a cylindrical timeline for a project. I have many overlapping activities in the timeline and Visio automatically fills the cylindrical timeline with dotted lines ...
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FillForegnd in Shapesheet using wrong data

I have a work related problem and, as such, I cannot attach the example file. I use dynamic shapes as part of a diagram, where the user can change the shape data (i.e. change a category) and the ...
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Align rotation of text with straight connector in Visio 2016

I have a straight connector between two elements in Visio 2016. I'd like to label it but if I try to add label and rotate it doesn't 'snap' in aligned position. Is there a way to align it other than ...
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Quickly create many shapes in Visio from text file

I have a text file with many items, each on its own line. I want to create a Visio diagram with a rectangle shape for each item, and with each rectangle's text set to the item. Is there a quick way ...