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 would like to use Visio as a "sales automation tool". I will be reviewing floor plans with customers and want to create an interactive experience. The plans (which I already have) contain plotted assets that are currently stagnant and not connected to any data source... I would need each asset to have data linked to it, I assume via the serial number of the asset/SmartShapes. The cost of each item in the drawing would be retrieved from either Excel or an Access database and the TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP would appear on the drawing page in a table summed up.. As I "uncheck" assets, the total cost of ownership would update accordingly, providing the customer with updated costs should they remove specific devices.. The data part I can customize and insert..

...but... would anyone be interested in helping me with a high-level overview of what else I need to do? I have limited experience with Visio but am able to pick up any software rather quickly. Would this require more than Visio/Excel?
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Hi!
 i'm trying to change between visio pages from code. That means i need to set the VisioApplication.ActivePage, but it is readonly. So i'm trying to set the VisioApplication.ActiveWindow.Page.
All good, but when i try that, i get a runtime exception 'Invalid container identifier.'. Anything i tried didn't work. I know that VisioApplication.ActiveWindow.Page is a dynamic variable in c#. But i still don't know how to handle this exception. My code is :

Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveWindow.Page = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Pages[0];

I need to mention that it is a Visio AddIn project.
Please, i'm trying to fix this out for 2 weeks, and nothing worked. Any help will be really apreciated.
Thanks!
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I feel completely stupid asking this, but I've been struggling for an hour and I just can't seem to figure it out. I've searched the web and found several pages on how to MAKE custom lines in Microsoft Visio, and I have been able to do that. However, I cannot seem to manage to figure out how to actually insert the custom line onto my document. Help?
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In Visio, org charts, can all pages be formatted at once ? Struggling to put a head and a backround on each page without having to do it manually. Is there a Visio manual at all?
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In Visio, wizard org  chart, how to I keep a currency format when uploading from excel ??
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 week to learn Visio 2016 to be able to build business process maps. I don't own the SW. Is there a free trial version I can use? I own an iMAC.  THANKS Much!!
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Hello,

I saw a similar questions earlier regarding this subject, but I am still unable to get my excel data imported completely into a org. chart in Visio 2016. I have all of the correct columns and I have only one individual that does not have a "reports to" column, but it will continuously state that I have 80 plus employees with no match. I have tried using the wizard and without the wizard. I have everyone matched up in my excel in the "name" and "reports to" columns. I've been watching tutorials, but can't get past this step. Thank you for any tips!
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Hello
Microsoft VISIO is a great tool for engineering students. I have used VISIO 2010 for creating all kinds of diagrams and figures and exported them to pdf for LaTEX documents. However, after upgrading to VISIO 2016, the pdf's are now framed. How can I remove those frames ?
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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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