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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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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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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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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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How to straighten an arrow/connector

How do I straighten this arrow between two rectangles? I've right-clicked and picked "Straigt Connector" but it refuses to change. This just happens sometimes, and drives me crazy. The distance ...
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Style capability in Visio 2013 similar to the style features in Word

Is there a style capability in Visio 2013 similar to the style features in Word? I have found only ways to format text for shapes (master and otherwise) and can't find any reference to use of a ...
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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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Why does Visio “Auto Size”, when it expands the size of the foreground page downward, seem to shift background page objects upward?

Steps to reproduce: Create new Basic Diagram (US Units) document Change Page-1 to Type "Background" (Right-click page tab > Page Setup...) Add Basic Shape to Page-1 (anywhere; default size OK) Add ...
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Visio Pro 2013 tree with more than 5 branches

Need branch connector with 8-14 branches for plumbing diagrams, stock branch only 5 and it does not cooperate to connect two branches, TIA
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How to Re-order Background Pages in Microsoft Visio?

I have created a Microsoft Visio (specifically, Professional 2013) document with four background pages. I'd like to re-order the background pages, but it seems Microsoft Visio does not allow me to ...
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How do always use metric unit for diagrams?

In Microsoft Visio, Each time I want to create a new diagram I have this dialog that I want to get rid of. How is it possible?
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Fastest workflow to animate individual elements of a visio diagram in powerpoint

So I have a visio diagram and I would like to animate it, so that I can tell a story and introduce one piece at a time. The issue is that when I copy the diagram into powerpoint and convert it so ...
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Why do I have a mysterious shadow (edges) around my container in Visio?

I checked to ensure that the following settings are off: Shadow Reflection Glow Soft Edges 3-D Format 3-D Rotation Still, my Containers have these unusual shadows or are somehow beveled. How can I ...
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Add a process descriptor in tabular format in Visio 2013 standard

I have made a flow diagram in Visio 2013 standard edition. The diagram has steps denoted by numbers and now below the diagram I want to add a descriptor sort of legend depicting what does each process ...
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In Visio 2013 How do you set image location from shape data?

In Visio 2013, you can insert a picture from a URL/hyperlink: Insert > Pictures > [http://someurl] > Open Visio will contact the remote server, download the image and display it. Is it ...
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Can I edit Visio Shapes and Save as New?

Can I edit shapes in Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 and save them as new shapes? I tried to ungroup the shape so I could edit the shape but Visio does not seem to work the same way as other graphic ...
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Using AWS Simple Icons in Visio missing grouping icons

Using AWS Simple Icons in Visio from AWS site. Opened a new template from the vstx file and cannot see where the grouping icons are - for example VPC, Subnet and Availability group seem to be missing. ...
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How to modify legend count selection criteria?

I have a Visio diagram that has around 20 server shapes on it. 5 of these I have colored a different color as they are a different environment. When I drag and drop the legend it counts the servers ...
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Visio Gantt Calendar related to Fiscal Calendar

Can I change the Visio Gantt calendar to a Fiscal calendar? I looked at Gantt Chart Options and could not find anything. For instance Q1 starts Oct 1 not Jan 1.
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Custom Shape Label

I'm trying to create a custom shape which is basically just an image and a shape. However, I'm struggling to figure out how to create the label for it. I want the usual Double Click to edit the shape'...
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Visio 2013 - Easily Mask an Image

I'm making a document in Visio where I'd like to insert a picture of a person, but masked so that it is within an oval. I could edit each picture outside of Visio to be an oval, but I'd rather not do ...
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How to align text in a Visio text block

How do you align the text within a MS Visio text block, to the top/bottom/left/right? I am soooo confused, and after a few minutes I give in - thoughts? note: by "it" in the picture above I am ...
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Visio 2013 Hotkey for View > Page Width?

Does a Microsoft Visio 2013 hotkey exist, for functionality View > Page Width? Note: keyboard shortcut ALT, W, I exists For example, hotkey CTRL + SHIFT + W, for View > Fit to Window.
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Resize/reposition Microsoft Visio 2013 Shapes, On Different Pages?

How might I efficiently resize/reposition Microsoft Visio 2013 shapes, across different pages? Is editing them one-by-one the only way? For example, I have 28 pages, each with a text box which I want ...
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Numbered/Ordered List In Microsoft Visio 2013?

Microsoft Visio 2013 seems to support bulleted/unordered lists, but what about creating numbered/ordered lists? Specifically, I have placed a Text container onto a page and want to add a numbered/...
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How to handle double clicks in visio 2013 stencil shape master

I have created a stencil from a shape in visio 2013. This shape master has multiple shapes which are grouped together. I have used shape protection to prevent people from deleting internal grouped ...
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VISIO 2016 --> How To Remove Shape From A Container?

The Issue I have a Visio 2016 network diagram which has two layers. Layer A) contains a container full of network shapes (router, firewall, switch, access point). Layer B) has a giant House graphic. ...
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How can I remove a Theme from One Shape of Many in Visio 2016

The Issue I have a Visio 2016 diagram that has a theme, but I want to remove the theme from one object. In Visio 2010 you could do Format > Remove Theme. I'm not seeing any such option in Vision 2016....
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Using UML Diagrams in Visio 2013 Pro

I want to create a simple UML database diagram for presentation. My understanding is that the Viso shapes should be mostly complete in this regard with adding attributes, keys, etc. and then having ...
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Visio - placing a callout pointer at the junction between a shape and a line

I'm trying to indicate a point in Visio with a callout; it's not the shape the line's leaving that's important, it's the actual point of departure. But whatever I do it keeps gluing it to the centre ...
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How to Activate Visio/Office using live.account

I'm trying to use my live account license to activate Microsoft Visio on my Windows 7 desktop. I was able to install it; but I'm getting this friendly little message from Visio when attempting to ...
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Is there an option to smooth those segmented lines in Visio 2013?

When I open a Visio 2007 Document or I create a new Document in Visio 2013 the Line-Curve Connector is shown as several segmented lines instead of real curve lines as was done in Visio 2003 - 2007. ...
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How can I change the font size options in Microsoft Visio 2013?

How can I change the font size options in Microsoft Visio 2013? E.g., I would like to add 20 pt.
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Keyboard shortcut to edit text in Microsoft Visio 2013

When a shape that contains a text is selected, is there any keyboard shortcut to edit the text? I.e., going from: to The keyboard shortcut Control + 2 does the trick, however it switches to the ...
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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 top....
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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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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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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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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?