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 have an Auto-CAD .dwg that I would like to edit in Visio 2016.  I can convert it but the only thing I can do is move the entire layer with walls and tanks instead of individual shapes.  I've checked witht he person who created this and they assured me the .dwg is not locked and is editable.  Ultimately I would like to be able to move around the shapes to see if there is a better configuration.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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Hi There is a picture in Visio2013. Is it possible for us to change the picture into transparent one? It means removing any background color etc and characters of the picture are left? Thank you
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What is the best software for auto-generating nice network diagrams
with least effort for busy network engineer? I really like Netbrain but
I couldn't afford that as an individual (used it at a large company).
Plus I don't need the monitoring and troubleshooting parts of
netbrain. I just need excellent discovery and map drawing. Any
recommendations?
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Hey guys, Im on a new project in my company and I need to make some things in Visio 2016.

I want to write a vba code that create a property in shape data and then fill it with the container's shape name. Is there possible?

Ive already wrote a code that creat a property "Setor" in all shapes on the page, but I need to fill this property with the name of a container the shapes are into.

The code that Im using is this:

Private Sub Setorizacao()

Dim visShape As Visio.shape
Dim visPage  As Visio.Page



Set visPage = ActivePage

For Each visShape In ActivePage.Shapes
   
   If visShape.CellExists("LockWidth", False) Then
   
   Call InitSetor(visShape)
   
   End If
   
   Next
   
   
           
End Sub

Sub InitSetor(ByRef shape As Visio.shape)

' Create Prop.Setor if they don't exist; set both fields to null

    If Not shape.CellExistsU("Prop.Setor", False) Then
        shape.AddNamedRow visSectionProp, "Setor", visTagDefault
    End If
    shape.CellsU("Prop.Setor").FormulaU = ""
    shape.CellsU("Prop.Setor.Label").FormulaU = Chr(34) & "Setor" & Chr(34)
   
   
End Sub



Thank you in advance.
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My client is getting An error (1416) occured during the action Save- Visio 2010. All the fixes on google do not work. She is not inserting PDF's but she is inserting pictures.
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visio how to see shapes stencils then task, artifact, start msg event, gateway, intermediate event.

how to select above kind of shapes and draw nice diagrams to demonstrate systems

for me all disabled some reason.

please advise
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My company uses Onedrive for Business along with Visio Pro.

I am unable to edit master shapes in any of our stencils, the option is greyed out (see attached image).

No one else has any stencils open and I have made sure to close all stencils before attempting.

The only way at the moment I am able to edit shapes is to copy the folder to my desktop and then copy it back to OneDrive.

We would like a solution which allows anyone to edit or add shapes to stencils.

Thank you for your help.
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I want to change the order of my Organizational Chart Data from:

Title
Employee ID
Title Box: Employee Name

I want to have the employee position title show in the Title Bar where currently the Employee Name is Showing. I want to do this for all shapes.

I generated an Organizational chart walking through the wizard, however, in the Title Rectangle box the employee name shows, I'd like their position placed there.

Thanks
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I am looking to get a patch panel diagram together. Dont know the brand of panels but 1 U's 24 ports.  I cant seem to find a good stencil set for Visio that includes both the front ports and the back for the punch downs.

Any recommendations?  tried visiocafe already.
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hello,
i.ve scom 2016 and need to specify some service that i need to show using the visio to make dashboard. so if i need to check health of the DNS service in my 3 domains how can i do that and shall i choose. also if  i need to check the status of my DHCP subnets can i do that?
i'm using visio 2013 and the scom addin installed but it's for system centre 2012 does it make any effect?
also if i need to just click on the service from the visio should it gives me the status of this object only?
thanks
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How can I export the users which have Visio Pro Plus in O365
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Hi ,

We migraded our KMS volume license server to a new server (2012R2) and 2013 project and 2013 visio are not activating.
Office 2013 and windows are fine , visio 2016 and project 2016 are also activated straight after a new install.
The only differents i see is that the office 2016 suit is standing in active directory based activation part of the volume licence managment tool.

Office 2013 and visio 2013 and project 2013 have the same key.
Any idea's?
thanks
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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,
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
Stecil-Shape-examples.vsdx
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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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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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