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Microsoft Visio

Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application that is part of the Microsoft Office family that allows the user to create diagrams for organizational and planning purposes. The Premium edition has additional templates for more advanced diagrams and layouts, as well as capabilities intended to make it easy for users to connect their diagrams to data sources and to display their data graphically, as well as intelligent rules, validation, subprocess (diagram breakdown). one-step connectivity with Excel data, information rights management (IRM) protection for Visio files, modernized shapes for office layout, detailed shapes for site and floor plans, modern shapes for home plans, and IEEE compliant shapes for electrical diagrams.

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Hello
I want to link my excel data to gantt chart shape in visio to update values in excel and reflect in gantt chart accordingly.
After I import my excel data into visio, i am trying to link this data (row data) to my gantt chart shape by drag-drop or through menu data link option. But updated data is being reflected in shape data but not being reflected in gantt chart frame itself.
all column names in gantt chart and in excel data are same and i refer (task #) column as ref. column to match data.
but when I link relevant data row to each object in same task line in gantt chart frame, start dates are being updated for example, but not finish date or duration or task name being updated even though i drag and drop onto each cells in same task line in gantt chart
When i click on task name for example , i can see updated data in shape data window as it is linked already to my excel data, but that value or text does not show up in the drawing (gantt chart)
When i try this data linking on other shapes than gantt chart (timeline block e.g.) i dont get such issue and once it is updated in shape data, it is being reflected in drawing too.
Can you assist on that?
Thanks
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Hello Support

Can someone let me know if there are any applications/tools that will allow me import the resources from a resource group and diagram the resources in an application like Microsoft Visio. I have found the following application but its very expensive

https://www.azuredockit.com

If you're aware of any suitable applications I would be grateful.

Regards
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I have been teaching a colleague how to create org charts on our own machines. When showing her how to rearrange subordinates,  each time she selects a subordinate pattern with the connectors on the left hand side 2 things happen:
1. the 1st subordinate does not arrange as the rest it's arrow is always bent and forms a different pattern into the manager
2. the distance from the connectors to the shapes is very large
However if she selects any patterns with the connectors on the right of the shapes she gets what I get, and what I expect, uniformity and a tighter space.
We are both using 2016. Please advise. This is her first introduction to Visio so her software is straight out of the box so to speak.
Any ideas gratefully accepted
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When  using save as to PDF from Visio 2016 in Windows 10, (File > Save As > PDF), you will get black boxes or placeholders and unusable links in the PDF document - see attached.
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Hi

I have a Visio drawing with 40+ layers. I want to be able to print each of the layers on the active page independently [ and automatically]. Can anyone suggest how I can do this?

Thanks in advance
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Hello,

I have downloaded a dynamic connector created by John Goldsmith
http://visualsignals.typepad.co.uk/vislog/2015/04/building-a-labelled-dynamic-connector-in-visio.html

I have edited it and am currently using it as a cable label in schematic diagrams. I find this shape very handy because it syncs the start and end connectors.

Is there a way to add in an auto numbering feature to this shape?

I would like to use a format of X001 , where X is a letter indicating the type of cable (e.g. V for video, A for audio etc).
I would then like the shape to number up by 1 when copied.

Would this be best to do as a formula in the Shape Sheet? Or by using code?

Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
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Hi, In using the wizard to create an org chart when I reach the step where I select the name and report to from the drop down menu, it doesn't show the correct values i.e., name, supervisor, etc.  instead it picks up the data in first 2 rows of the file.
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Have uninstalled and reinstalled Office 2016 and Visio 2016 (both msi version).
Still have a problem.
When starting Visio, I get a message box saying that Visio couldn't start last time and prompts to run in Safe mode.
This happened after reinstalling everything on the first attempt to run Visio.
Attached screen shots show the sequence.
This happens every time I try to run Visio. Other Office apps run OK.

Ran CCleaner
Ran Malware Bytes
Ran antivirus

Suggestions?

Thank you.
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Is there a stencil with the voice and data jack? Usually it's a triangle and half is black and the other half white/no fill. I can leave it all white or fill it all black but I can't seem to have it half and half. I've searched the internet and can't find one.

Thank you in advance - EE
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How can I make the white area within an image transparent so that anything it lays on top of is visible? This is for a Visio flow.
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I have a visio and Project iso files on my PC. And I need the correct xml code to run the setup using my existing iso files and I have the Office Professional Plus 2016 already installed and activated
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In Sharepoint 2013 (on prem), when I click on a command button, I am grabbing items from a master sharepoint list and creating a separate list (in a different site) from the items I have grabbed. In the same event of the command button, I would like to be able to create or instantiate a simple Visio file consisting of 1 container/shape for each list item. For example, if I have 4 list items named (1) Apha (2) Beta (3) Gamma (4) Delta, then the Visio file I will create should have 4 process shape containers (one corresponding to each item with the respective text of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta)

To summarize, I need to provide Export to Visio functionality feature to able to create a visio file along with the list. Is there way to do with Jquery/Javascript api to create a dynamic visio file related to process item.

Here's helpful link to create a visio diagram into webpart using ECMAScript but unable to find out namespace of VwaControl namespace:

I really appreciate your suggestion on this.
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Please see attached sample, need compatible stencils that will work with the rack stencil, like switches, patch panels, UPS, etc

Thank you
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Dear Team,

Do you know any free online workflow tools (like visio) to define process management.

kindly advice ... please
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- they won't stay right angle.  I can't figure out why.  I am connecting to connection points.  Any ideas what I can try?  This is Visio Pro 2013
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I have Visio Standard 2013 32 bit.
I uploaded one of my vsdx to SharePoint and when I try to open it by copy-pasting the address in the Open window in Visio, I get an error saying that file <address>\BASFLO_U.VSSX is part of the workspace but cannot be opened.

Visio cannot open the file or component in the file because it is corrupt.

If I click OK, it keeps trying to open and displays the same message but using XFUNC_U,VSSX then using TITLE_U,VSSX and so on.

This does not happen when I do the same with Word, PowerPoint or Excel on my PC. Note that I have office 2016 installed on my PC.
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Hello All!

I am new to Visio/VBA and am looking for code  that will export all textboxes on a page to excel. I do not want to use a shape report because I'd like to be able to loop this macro to export all textboxes, from all files in a designated folder.

Your help is MUCH appreciated, so thank you in advance!
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I am a Microsoft Instructor of 21 years but have not been able to find an answer to a question I received in class today. After applying color to a Layer in a Workflow Diagram (We were on the Work Flow Steps stencil), only part of the shapes were outlined in the color - the rest of the shape disappeared. For example, one shape is called "Agreement" and is an image of two people with callouts over their heads and a checkmark in the middle. After applying color to the layer, only the checkmark remains (the people and callouts disappear).

Do you know if this is by design? Or is it a known issue in Visio 2016?

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
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Hello,
I've been tasked with creating a module that will loop through all (single page) visio files in a folder to pull out all of the comments from each page/file. I've been using the macro in the link below to extract comments.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/898514/how-to-print-comments-that-are-inserted-by-reviewers-when-you-use-the
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can loop this code to run through all the files? Or how to create another macro that loops and will call this GetComments() function?

Thank you in advance!!
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how can i get the whole organisation chart for approx 400 people in one sheet on visio?
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Hi,


In micro soft viso sample diagrams are there to design and archtect a java application and to draw flow diagrams etc. If viso provides sample class diagras, package digrams, sequence diagrams etc i can reuse and tweak them easily to generate what i want to draw. Any good alternate free or cheap tools or ideas to become expert in this area of design and architecture diagrams drawing, understanding etc. please advise
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when I import data into the org chart wizard even tho I indicate I have no pictures, all of the formats include a place for photos. I want to change my org charts to just have a plain box. How can I do that without having to reformat each box?
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Hi,
I'm working on a project where I have 30 pages of diagrams that all interconnect. I have compiled all the diagrams into one document and would like to turn it in to a webpage as the people who need the document don't have access to visio. When I save my visio document as an html file, the web page does not zoom well and the diagrams and words become blurry. In my visio a lot of the boxes had hyperlinks to different sheets within the document. These links did not work once I opened the html file. I had to use the side bar to change pages on the website. Ideally I would prefer users of the website to click on a link in the diagram rather than click on or see the side bar with hyperlinks. Is this possible?

To sum it up, can I save my visio as a web page where the hyperlinks are maintained, users don't have to use the side bar, and zooming in and out of the webpage does not make the graphics and writing blurry.
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I have a date field that will go on multiple pages of a drawing and anytime the drawing is modified I need to update the date field. I would like to only have to do this on the first page and then have the other pages updated automatically. My first page is named A and the shape on page A that contains the date is named sheet.111. On the 2nd page which is name B, I have added a rectangle and selected insert field, then custom formula. For the custom formula I am using =SHAPETEXT(Pages[A]!Sheet.111!TheText) but when I press OK it tells me there is an error in the formula. Looking in 2 different help forums this custom formula has worked but form some reason I cannot get it to work. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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I used to use the Connector Line function in Visio a lot because I do a lot of wiring diagrams in Visio and before I upgraded to the 2013 version the Connector Line feature worked pretty good. It was still very frustrating at times cause it tends to have a mind of its own but now it's just a mess. It is impossible to get the connector line feature to work at all and if I have to edit one that has been drawn on a previous job again it is impossible because it wants to automatically go to the largest block on the page. I used to like the feature because it was a quick way of drawing lines and then had the line jump feature built into it. Now it doesn't work and I can't figure out how to put it back to the way it used to be.

Is there a way to edit the parameters of the Connector Feature. The help function in Visio doesn't even know what I'm asking.
Is there a way to get line jumps without using the connector line feature?

Attached Picture Description:
The first picture shows an existing drawing that I made when Connector Lines worked. Please note the green dot on the red line in the middle of the picture. I tried to move it down one grid line. The second picture shows what it automatically does and then will not let me move it. What am I doing wrong. This was not an issue in previous versions of Visio.
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Microsoft Visio

Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application that is part of the Microsoft Office family that allows the user to create diagrams for organizational and planning purposes. The Premium edition has additional templates for more advanced diagrams and layouts, as well as capabilities intended to make it easy for users to connect their diagrams to data sources and to display their data graphically, as well as intelligent rules, validation, subprocess (diagram breakdown). one-step connectivity with Excel data, information rights management (IRM) protection for Visio files, modernized shapes for office layout, detailed shapes for site and floor plans, modern shapes for home plans, and IEEE compliant shapes for electrical diagrams.

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