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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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Thanks to someone here and finding another script on the web, I realize I'd like parts from both of these scripts.  

The script that Scott wrote / posted in:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29090658/Is-there-a-way-to-make-a-dynamic-table-of-contents-page-in-Visio.html#a42510143

sorts alphabetically, which I realized, I really need.  But puts each entry in separate text boxes.

The script I found in:

http://www.stephen.turbek.com/articles/2007/04/automatically-create-table-of-contents.html

Sorts by page number and puts all the text in a single text box / easier for me to format text, etc.
Sub table_of_contents_creator()
'this macro creates a table of contents in a visio document by
'going through the pages in the document and adds the page number and page title

'by stephen turbek s@stephenturbek.com
'written for use in microsoft visio 2003 SP1

'adapted from http://www.greenonions.com/tocscript
'I added allowing user to select a text box and replace the contents, rather than build lots of little boxes
'this way you can style the text easily, and simply replace the contents when you update the doc
'note: this is my first VB script

' define a shape to use for the Table of Contents (TOC)
Dim TOCEntry As Visio.Shape

'get selection
Dim selectedShapes As Selection
Set selectedShapes = ActiveWindow.Selection

'is any shape selected to put the ToC in?
If selectedShapes.Count > 0 Then
    'take the selected shape to put the table of contents in
  

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When I knew very little about visio, in making network docs, I would jam way too much on 1 drawing, thinking I had to make an entire different file with a 2nd page.  DUH!

So I know a little more and love the seperate pages and being able to have a common background on all of them, etc.

Now, is there a way to make a table of contents page? A first page that lists the name of each page in the file?  Maybe updates automatically?  When you add another page / rearrange the order of pages, this page auto updates?
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Looking for a High Res Visio 2016 Stencil for a EMC (Dell) Data Domain 6300

The stencil needs to have the following Characteristics
  • High Resolution Image able to zoom in and do wire layouts
  • DD-6300 Data Domain Stencil (Front and Rear)
  • Contain DS-60 Shelf (Front and Rear)
  • Contain ES-30 Shelf (Front and Rear)


Please provide a File Location or URL to the exact download location.

Thanks in advance for your assistance with this.
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Hi I have to do system architecture diagrams for environment

Its very documentation heavy, have to cover VMware, Active Directory, 2008R2 forest mode and on premise Exchange 2010

Is there any guidelines people would recommend i realise its a general query

For instance are there free tools that provide mapping which i can use with visio

I have seen the free stencils Veeam provide and they look good

I am looking to do high level overview then go a bit deeper and also include support documentation which will be a lot more straightforward

Any pointers appreciated
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Hello,

I am working with Visio and creating Process Flow Diagrams, not a problem there.

When the Process Diagrams are complete, I capture the full Process Flow as an image using the "Snipping Tool" and place the image(s) in a document.

Some of the text within the various process boxes is a little grainy and this is the issue I am trying to resolve.

Is there a way I can get a sharper and crisper image of these Process Flows between capturing them in Visio and placing them as images within a Word Document?
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Recently upgraded to Visio 2013 where there are now photo placeholders when using the org chart wizard. This was not the case with Visio 2010. How do I get rid of the placeholders which I don't have room for with a 475+ assoc org chart. I want the simple no frills/text only version and I would like to alphabetize the document. Any tips for quickly learning the new version would also be helpful.
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I'm using Visio 2013 to do a floorplan.  But the default interior wall thickness is 4".  I need it to be either 3-1/2" or 4-1/2".  

How do I change the wall thickness?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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