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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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Visio Pro 2016 Relative Hyperlink opens another instance when file is saved on network drive

I have a Visio file with a whole lot of relative hyperlinks (all in the same document). When the file is opened from my local machine, and I click on any link, it goes to the section of the document. ...
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Visio Diagram with Transparent Background looks wrong in Powerpoint

I know how to make the diagram in Visio have a transparent background. I go to File > Export, then save as a .png and tick the box to enable transparency. But when I insert that png image in to a ...
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Microsoft Visio Fit to Shape

I am trying to paste an screenshot of a video of a \ shaped object in Microsoft Visio and then change the borders of the image so that they are around the object. This way it is easier to add callouts ...
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Fix blurry view of embedded Visio diagram in OneNote

From within OneNote, I inserted a new Visio File. Everything looks good in Visio, but when I switch to OneNote the resolution of my Visio view in OneNote is blurry. Note: It has an odd artifact when I ...
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Shortcut to move shape without connectors in Visio

In Visio, is there a shortcut key that will let me move shape without any connectors attached to it. As in, click and hold mouse button while pressing a key, drag the shape and leave the connectors in ...
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Visio Pro 2021 - unglue perpendicular line

I have Visio Pro 2021. I draw two lines and they are perpendicular to each other and they clicked. question that i have is, How do i unglue them as a separate line again, other than deleting and ...
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Visio add nested sublanes

I had a look at this question How to nest swimlanes in a Cross-Functional Flowchart Visio 2013 I am trying to add nested swimlanes but I can add only sub lane but not the sub -> sub lanes. I need ...
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Changing a line's length in Visio without affecting its angle

Is there a way to lock the angles of lines?I would like to be able to set a line’s angle and then resize it by grabbing one end and dragging it around, without concern of changing the line’s angle. ...
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MS Visio Standard customizing Outgoing and Incoming Off Page References

I am trying to make a stencil for my job and so far I have done a pretty good job I think. However, I am having trouble in one area regarding an “off page reference”. Now, I was able to do a hyperlink ...
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Referencing Visio Container Nested Relationships

I have a master container shape, which when brought onto the page typically contains further instances of the same container, upto a maximum of 4 levels as shown here. Nested Containers I then have ...
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How to silently uninstall Visio remotely

I have to remove Microsoft Visio silentlyy from a lot computer. I tried Uninstall-Package and wmic commands, via PsExec, seems working but not uninstalling, still there. It is for Visio 2016 and Visio ...
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How to replace a specific character using Visio find and replace

Using Visio 2016. I want to do a page-scoped find and replace to renumber a bunch of part labels from, e.g., 301, 302, 303, ... to 401, 402, 403, ... The Visio find and replace includes a wildcard ...
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How should I control tooltips in SVG files exported from Visio?

I have drawn some diagrams in Visio that I want to export to SVG, to embed into a web page. Some elements of the diagrams will be hyperlinked (mainly callout text). When I export the diagram to SVG ...
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Back (arrow) button opens a read-only copy of the same file

Here are the steps that I take to replicate this problem: I open an Office application file (e.g., a Word document) from a DFS Shared location on our network. I click on a cross-reference therein to ...
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How to change a page in Microsoft Visio from Foreground to Background?

How do you move a page, say Cover here from 'Foreground Pages' to 'Background Pages'?         I have tried drag 'n drop but not working. Currently my only solution is to create a blank Background ...
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Exporting Visio drawing to PDF, but the text in the shapes are not searchable in the resulting PDF document

I have a Visio drawing that is comprised of an image that has been imported into Visio, then rectangles are scattered throughout the document; each of these rectangles has a unique piece of text ...
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MS Visio no lines jumps over lines from hidden layers

I am using multiple layers with connectors to objects. The connectors are part of multiple hidden layers. How can I prevent any visible connector to create a jump line over these hidden lines but ...
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Visio gradient fill and stencils

I am trying to save a simple rectangle with a gradient fill to a stencil in Vision (2016), but the gradient won't seem to save. In fact, it seems somewhat arbitrary which formattings do get saved. See ...
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Visio: How to unglue two shapes

I draw two shapes (say a line and an arc). Then I move the line so that one end of the line meets one end of the arc. As a consequence, the two shapes are glued together (because that is how I have ...
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How can I create this shape in Visio?

I want to create a shape like this, with 3 rows that I can hold text:
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Editing ShapeSheet in Visio makes no difference

I'm making electric diagrams in Visio 2019. My problem is that when I try to resize a stencil, as the Inductor shape, the line width of the shape is resized proportionally to the shape width, but I ...
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I'm not able to change the all colors to back color in Visio drawing

i tried so many things to change all the colors to black color and make blank floor plan and nothing is helped me to make the floor plan blank will only includes the drawing with black colo enter ...
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Can I draw multiple connectors on single edge of a rectangle in Visio?

I need to draw a diagram where multiple connectors come out of single edge of a shape (rectangle for example). Can it be done without losing the connection between the connectors and the rectangles? ...
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In Visio, how do I change the size of one page without changing the size of all other pages within the document?

I'm trying to resize one page to fit a diagram, but whenever I use "Auto Size" or "Fit to Drawing" it changes the size of every page within the file. Is there a way to resize one ...
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Change selection style

Suddenly my selection tool style changet from usual rectangular to dotted line: Rectangular: Dotted line: How to get back to rectangular selection?
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Adjust position of newly created connecting point

I have added new connector on my shape and have connected arrow to it. I would like to change connector position in order to get straight connection line. It looks like I can move objects according to ...
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Get two windows of the same document

I can have document view in two separate windows of MS Word by clicking View->New Window. Trying to make the same with Visio. After I click View->New Window I got two document view in same Visio ...
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Is there a way to retrieve and compile object text from a shape or connector in a Visio drawing?

I have a diagram with a bunch of numbered connectors. I'd like to be able to easily/quickly create a list of all of the connector numbers in the diagram. Is there a way to do this without inputting ...
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Specify then LOCK the line --LENGTH-- for a drawing

I am sketching out a section of my backyard with trees, a fences, and some big rocks to determine how large of a shed I can put "in the backyard." Measurements to all the trees have been ...
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How to make visio image clear even when you drag a corner to resize it small?

How do you draw clear shapes in Visio? I think it's related to resolution somehow. I tried to increases line with to 3-5 but still doesn't look good. I also tried to reduce the distance between lines ...
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How can I draw right angled or square end in Visio?

I don't know if it's just me but in my Visio normally a line has rounded end as in 1. How can I draw right angled or square end as 2?
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How to link a Visio drawing to a specific region or table in Excel

I would like to place a table in Visio that is directly linked to the actual table in Excel. That way it will show the information I want and update it in the Visio diagram when it is updated in Excel....
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Searchable Visio diagram in Word

I am often asked why I use Word to draw diagrams instead of using Visio. My standard reply is because you can't search for words in Visio when you're in Word. The only way I've found so far is to ...
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Importing Entity Relationships from Excel into Visio

Looking for help/any advice importing a very large many-to-many entity relationship diagram from data in Excel into a relationship diagram in Visio. My data is identifying upstream & downstream ...
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Visio VBA "Expected: end of statement" error

This has me stumped. It worked fine when I first wrote this code a few days ago. Now, though, it is as if Visio thinks the syntax is incomplete or incorrect. I am getting this error: I wondered if it ...
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SVG Export - Line Patterns not showing

I am using visio to create technical drawings. My further workflow depends on using the svg export of this drawing. However, I stumbled into the following problem. The custom line patterns are not ...
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Why does the edit method of an embedded Word object in Visio change?

In Microsoft Visio, one can insert a Microsoft Word object (Insert / Text / Object / "Microsoft Word Document"). Most of the time when I do this, when I later go to edit the content of that ...
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How to remove Visio connector handles?

I'm sure many people share this frustration but I can't find a prior solution. When I add a standard curved connector to my Visio diagram, I prefer it not to have any of the intermediate handles. Not ...
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Hiding "Calculated Area" information in a Shape item in Visio 2016

In Visio 2016, when inserting a "Space" shape (from the "Walls, Shell and Structure" stencil in the "Maps and Floor Plan" category) the inserted and auto-sized shape ...
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How can I define the number of connection points based on user input when adding a shape?

I'm trying to create a shape that represents an AV connection panel. I'd like Visio to prompt the user for the number of connections when the shape is dragged from the stencil into the drawing. In the ...
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Change Selection Highlight Color in Microsoft Visio O365

I now Visio O365 installed, and I have a question: Is it possible to change the color of the highlighted area when doing a Ctrl F to search for something? I have tons of information on multiple pages, ...
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Visio 2019: Change existing or create new custom connector

I'm new to Visio. I'm currently playing around with connectors. I can change color of a connector - but Visio will simply not allow me to change the line-type from solid to dash or change the begin/...
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How to open a file in Microsoft Visio in command line?

I am trying to open a file in Microsoft Visio using command line. start \d "path" visio.exe Now, how to open a specific file? \1 opens first previously opened file, but not the specific one.
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Force Visio to automatically make horizonal, single line connectors

In Microsoft Visio 2019, is there some way to automatically cause a connector to be connected to another vertical connector with a straight, horizontal line? The junction between the connectors should ...
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Office 365 Visio UML alternative fragment resize and drawing on grid

Sometimes wonder if I am just stupid, or if Visio has been designed too complex, with as a result that simple things are just not possible. Maybe somebody can enlighten me here. When placing an ...
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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 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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