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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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Over the past year, I have purchased MS Visio 4 different times using Volume Licensing Services.

When I look in the Volume Licensing Services website, it shows that each of the keys has 50 activations available.

A couple of the purchases were for multiple users.

How do I track if I still have licenses available?, since my understanding is:

1) The same user can install MS Visio on both their laptop and desktop and only require one seat.
2) The totals are activations and not users. So If I purchase a new computer for a user, and install the same key on their new computer, it now shows as a 2nd activation even though only 1 license is required.

For example, one purchase was for 2 user licenses. I can see that the activation count is 2, but is that a laptop and desktop for the same user or 2 separate user installs.
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Hi,

I installed Visio 2016 on my boss's pc today. But when he tried to save the drawing. the error says

"there is not enough memory to complete the requested action"

any ideas?

thanks
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I am trying to create a generic shape that incorporates an external image file with a known folder path and a file pointer provided as a property from an external Visio add-on. This shape would pull the appropriate images based on the instance from which the shape was utilized.
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Has anyone else had the issue when trying to launch a Microsoft Viso File from your jump list, i get an error in chinese, when i try to open that exact same after i have opened visio, it opens perfectly, so just from the jump list i have an issue.

Please help

Running windows 10 64bit, Core I7, 8gb Ram 256gb SSD
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Hi

Im using Visio 2016 via Parallels on my Mac. My virtual machine is Win 10 Pro.
I use a Magic Mouse and am having trouble accidentially panning around the document when my finger moves slightly when moving the mouse.
I'd be quite happy to disable Panning in Visio but can't see a way to do it. Another option would be to disable one finger scroll in Parallels 13 but I can't see how to do that either.
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Hi,
In Visio, is it possible using vba to show a layer at different levels of transparency (one after the other until the layer is fully visible)?
thanks
Matt
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Hello,

Our company use Visio to draw schematic wiring diagrams. We have created many custom stencils with shapes that have been exported from AutoCAD.

At the moment, using an A1 titleblock, we are finding it tiresome having to drag each required shape into the drawing, using a select window and re-sizing the shapes and text to fit into the paper space because the number of shapes on each schematic will differ greatly depending on the size of the job.

We would like to ask if there is a way to batch re-size shapes on each stencil so that the shape size and text size are uniform.

We have already looked into the "Size and Position" window and changing the page scale, but this does not fix the issue because the text size does not change and each shape is a different size depending on what piece of equipment it is representing.

At the end of the day, we would like to batch edit the shapes on each stencil so that they are a standard size that is readable when used in a schematic diagram.

I have attached a visio drawing with examples of different shapes that we use.

Any help that you can provide is much appreciated.

Thank you
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Hi Experts,

is it possible to use the KMS key for VISIO 2016 ?
I have a KMS and a MAK key.
My KMS Server is running.

How to proceed ?
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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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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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