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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Hi,

I have O365 E3 plan, is visio comes with that plan?If not which plan?
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Hi,

Please see https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29165136/PowerShell-Office-365-check-available-licenses-Visio-Project.html
Can I give a heldesk group rights to see O365 licenses ONLY: x available for Visio, y for Project etc?

So that would be the link: https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?source=applauncher#/licenses

Please advise.
J.
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Hi,

My assistant works with all project in various Excel and other 3rd party apps.  She uses Microsoft Visio to create a Organization chart of each project to present it visually for us.  The tedious part creating and maintaining the Visio Organization chart according to the changed data in the project excel and other apps (a lot data entry).

Is there a way the Visio can read excel or a text file with this data and create the Organization chart?  That is, her modifying her Visio Organization chart accordingly so when the data is passed, it gets filled.  As an example, Word: I can merge a document with data and create a bunch of documented - so, can we merge Visio with data?


How can that be done?
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Hi,

I would like to (via sched job Powershell) be alerted when available licenses for Office 365 Visio and Project are below 10, then send a mail to specific user and take some other  local actions (like running an sccm task).
I can write the sched job and do all other actions BUT the check of available licenses.
Please advise.


This should help?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/powershell/view-licenses-and-services-with-office-365-powershell

ConsumedUnits: Number of licenses that you've assigned to users from a specific licensing plan.
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I have created a process flow chart in Visio Professional. I would like to add functionality where each shape has multiple hyperlinks. I would like users to be able to click on a shape and view the applicable hyperlinks. I'm trying to figure out a way to have multiple hyperlinks functional when exported to a PDF or webpage.

I haven't yet linked each shape to data (hyperlinks), but that would be the goal as well so this is easily updated. That part seems easy compared to the above request.

I have just a basic understanding of Visio.
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In Visio Is there any way to resolve these all at once? Thanks in advance.
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Hi, how does the Microsoft Volume License Center work, we purchased some licenses in 2017, do i have to "renew" these ? Products are Office, Visio, etc.

If they expire, can i still use?
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I am creating a warehouse floor plan using Visio 2010.  I have all the racks, desks, pallet areas and shelves identified.  In this warehouse I intend on placing vinyl safety stripes on the floor to indicate locations that can not be blocked for safety reasons.  (e.g. in from of fire extinguishers, electrical panels, exit paths, etc,)

I can't seem to find any shape or template that I could use to simulate these safety zones.  Any Suggestions
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Hi,

I have a SQL SERVER 2016 database.   How do I get a physical data model?  

I have Visio 2016...doesn't this have the ability to import from SQL SERVER?

When I tried to use SQL SERVER to create the DATA BASE DIAGRAMS, I get the error "You are not logged on as the database owner or system administrator. ... Certain edits require CREATE TABLE permission.
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Hello expert,

There are many things I love about how Visio helps me
create graphics and UML diagrams quickly.

And there are things that drive me bat stuff crazy:
Heres one going back to 2014
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28308448/Visio-2010-Connector-connects-to-unexpected-shape.html

Another one is that it wants me to use Calibri, which I dislike. Visio will not default
to using the grand master of modern sans serif, Helvetica (or Arial).

Saw an article 'How do I create a new theme in Visio 2013?'
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-visio/how-do-i-create-a-new-theme-in-visio-2013/eb896730-509a-4cf6-bf54-c56b99468e27
but  it says to select the Variants option in the Design group. Cannot find
Variants or find anything called Variants using search in Visio.

Found ton of stuff on Visio 2010 and 2016. Only other thing I can find is
https://visualsignals.typepad.co.uk/vislog/2013/10/customizing-themes-in-visio-2013.html
This also refers to Variants.

I can create shapes and text boxes with Arial instead of Calibri  and then be very careful to only
copy existing shapes but this pretty restrictive. And if large sections of a drawing are copied into
a new drawing : Boom everything is Calibri again.

And the default is everything is this sort nasty blue with white color font. UGH!

Anyway to get off Calibri slave trail?

Thanks.

 Allen in Dallas
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I am creating a visio diagram of a database model.   There is a shape called entity.  The entity has the ability to take a lot of attributes.  I don't want to type all these in manually.  There are a ton of columns in these tables.   is there a way to use excel to populate the shape.. entity in visio.  I am using visio 2013 pro
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Hello expert,

Have an Excel spreadsheet on complex project called 'SFTP'.
Excel spreadsheet has a ton of detail on project
but there is so much info that it is hard to see where one
customer is in the SFTP set up process.

So created a Visio that details the process and then
inserted the customers showing where the
customers were in the process, attached.

It would be great if clicking on the Visio customer
node would take the user to the line in Excel
for that customer.

Have tried a couple of online tutorials about how to
link Visio to Excel.
https://classroom.synonym.com/visio-objects-excel-13927.html

But this and others like it explain how to link a Visio
shape to Excel data. All that is required for this project
is to link a Visio shape or text to a row or cell in Excel.

Is this possible?

A link has been created in the past using JavaScript
to create a hot spot on a GIF in an HTML file
that links to another HTML file.

But I was hoping that Microsoft had integrated
there apps enough to go between Visio and Excel

Thanks.

Allen
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I am trying to find Cisco UCS C240M5 server Visio stencils but, all Cisco has on their official site is older stencils but, nothing for their new servers or chassis. Does anyone know where I can find stencils for the new Cisco equipment?
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Does anyone have a strong background on Zetafax?  

We took this client over a while ago and they never paid their Zetafax support so now we're stuck.   Currently our client has 7 lines for in bound and out bound faxes that are handled by a Zeta fax server.   They are currently considering moving to another solution and need us to draw out how the process for Zeta fax works.   I do have access to the Zeta Fax server but I do not know where the fax cards route the lines.  

Basically they are asking us to write out a Visio for them showing them the entire work flow and how that can apply to their new solution they are going with.   Really need help with this one.
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Dear Experts,

Is there any tutorial or guide in drawing a Hyper-V vSwitch Port Assignment diagram?
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I'm looking for a macro to help to me count and display direct and indirect subordinates in Visio Org Charts. I found the sample one online below, but I running into issues with the
"s.Shapes(4).Text = dc" portion.

Function RecursiveCount(s As Shape) As String
    Dim count As Integer
    
    count = 0
    dc = s.FromConnects.count - 1
    
    For i = 1 To s.FromConnects.count
       If s.Text <> s.FromConnects(i).FromSheet.Connects(2).ToSheet.Text Then
            count = count + 1
            rc = RecursiveCount(s.FromConnects(i).FromSheet.Connects(2).ToSheet)
            count = count + rc
       End If
    Next
    If dc > 0 Then
        s.Shapes(4).Text = dc
        If (count > 0) And (count <> dc) Then
            s.Shapes(4).Text = s.Shapes(4).Text & "(" & count & ")"
        End If
    End If
    RecursiveCount = count
End Function
 
Sub CountSubs()
    ' select the top most node then run this macro
    Dim s As Shape
    Set s = ActiveWindow.Selection(1)
    
    ' now recursively update counts
    i = RecursiveCount(s)
    
End Sub
 
Sub SetCountsToBlank()
Dim s As Shape
For Each s In ActivePage.Shapes
        If s.Shapes.count >= 4 Then
            s.Shapes(3).Text = ""
            s.Shapes(4).Text = ""
    
        End If
    Next
End Sub

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Greetings:

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server 2017 remotely.

I'm using Microsoft Visio for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11328.20220) 32 bit.

I downloaded and installed the ODBC Driver 17 for SQL server.

Within Visio:
  1. I created a new Database Model Diagram from the Software and Database template
  2. I clicked on Database -> Reverse Engineer.
  3. Under Setup, ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server is the only driver selected
  4. I double click on my data source.
  5. I enter the password for the data source.
  6. The following error comes up - "The currently selected Visio driver is not compatible with the data source"

Any assistance one might give is most appreciated.

Much thanks,
David Bach
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we have citrix environment and some users are facing below issue


Visio/Excel - I am Unable to Save documents.  Frequently when editing diagrams I have found myself unable to save/save-as.  Attempting to select "This PC" often results in the application failing to respond and never
allowing me to choose where I would like to save the document.
 
Visio - When attempting to edit the size of the drawing area, the application hangs for a moment and then displays options in either corrupted text, or attempts to display another language.
 
Outlook - Constant freezes when simply scrolling through my inbox or the body of an email.  Opening, Editing, or Sending meeting invites causes frequent freezes.  
Unable to manage inbox as selecting more than 20 or so objects at a time causes the entire application to freeze.  When organizing emails by sender and simply clicking on the header for the group, application freezes.
regarding the 3rd point, is it because 32 bit application of office can do on 64 bit computer.
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Citrix Cloud, VMWARE Horizon Visio Stencils required.
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Experts,

I have a need to insert a visio document into a word document programmatically what is the easiest way to do this?

A snippet of my code is as follows:

#Create word Instance
$merged_Object = ""|TitleHeadingBar
$Merged_Object.TitleheadingBar = "Test"
$Word = New-Object -ComObject Word.Application
#Make Word Visible
$Word.Visible = $True
#Create Blank Document
$Document = $Word.Documents.Add()
#Create Selection object
$Selection = $Word.Selection

#Alignment Options:
$Alignment = ""|Select Center,Left,Right
$Alignment.Center = "1"
$Alignment.Left = "0"
$Alignment.Right = "2"

#Create Content
$Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = "$($Alignment.Center)"
$Selection.Font.Bold = 1
$Selection.Font.Italic = 1
$Selection.Font.Underline = 1
$selection.TypeText("$($Merged_Object.TitleHeadingBar))")

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I Thought I might be able to do the following, but it fails with


$selection.InsertFile("C:\worddoc\wordmerge\Drawingvsdx.vsdx")

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Word has encountered a problem.
At line:1 char:1
+ $selection.InsertFile("C:\worddoc\wordmerge\Drawingvsdx.vsdx")
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
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When I try to download a template in MS Publisher, a list of templates appears under Visio.   When I try to download a template, an error message pops up saying "something went wrong while downloading your template".
Snip.JPG
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Cleanse all exiting shape data
I have created a Visio that uses external data and now want to reuse this with some adaption to new data i will be importing. Does anyone have code that would remove all shape data from all shapes within the document. It has thousand of shapes so doing by hand is not a viable option

Thanks in advance
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I have a Visio document that I have added a lot of hyperlinks to that are now incorrect, and I want to delete all of the existing links. I can then reassign them using the hyperlink base
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Hi,

I used below to draw one flow diagram
https://www.draw.io/

when i saved to my computer it is saving as .XML file

I want to save it as image file for my diagram

how can i achieve this

please advise
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i have one flow diagram in the word document.

how can i copy paste that same diagram in visio and make minor changes to it.

please advise
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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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