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Can't install Visio 2016, “the following products can not be installed at the same time”

I'm trying to install visio 2016 (licence for 5 installs, but only 3 have been used so far) on a office PC but when I do I get this error message: I thought I this was because office 2010 was ...
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Multiple parallel connectors between shapes in Visio

I have two rectangles in Visio 2016. I would like to add multiple parallel connectors between them: ----------- | | <-- rectangle 1 ----------- | | <------- connectors ----------- ...
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Visio 2016 “UML Sequence” stencil missing “Alternative fragment”

I'm trying to create a sequence diagram in Visio 2016 Standard, however the "alternative fragment" that would allow me to identify and describe alternative flows on the diagram does not appear in the ...
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Delete Visio search shapes history

Can anyone help me delete the history in the Shapes search panel? I can't bear to see that long list clutter my work space like that.
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Visio - Change width of swimlane labels in cross-functional flow chart

I have a number of cross-functional flowcharts created in Visio 2016. I would like to increase the depth of the labels of the swimlanes as in the image below. I have attempted selecting individual ...
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Visio connection points are not visible

I have been working on a diagram in Visio, for several days moving, attaching, deleting connections points with out any issue. I was always able to see the green connection points when I wanted to ...
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Word (2016 or 365) can't edit embedded Visio objects, with Visio 2016 installed

I just started working for a new employer that makes heavy use of Visio. I need to manage some existing documents, and one change that's been requested of me is that I make some minor changes to an ...
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How do prevent visio moving boxes and connectors in visio 2016

I'm using Visio 2016 and have the problem of lines rerouting around boxes and boxes just randomly moving around whenever I move the box. I want these things to stay still so I can place them where I ...
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Use Segoe MDL2 Assets and other unicode fonts with Private Use Characters in Visio

Microsoft supplies its Windows iconset as a font now. All icons are part of the subrange "Private Use Characters": I really enjoy drawing our Windows screen concepts in Microsoft Visio. However, to ...
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How to add multiple text boxes linked to data in Visio

I need a shape that contains two pieces of text, one in the top-left corner and the other centered in the remaining space, both text boxes containing data defined on the specific shape (the two boxes ...
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Is it possible to create a word-cloud of arbitrary shape with Visio?

I would like to create a shape that would allow me to create a kind of word-cloud with horizontal text in which the overall shape defines a boundary inside which the text can freely flow. Is this ...
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Swimlanes background colour change

When I export my visio file to a webpage the background of the swimlanes changes from white to blue. I recently added more swimlanes and after exporting it as a webpage the new lanes are a lighter ...
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Apply Visio Theme selectively by tab in Visio 2016

I have a drawing that has hand-selected colors and I want to retain those colors while I'm creating a new diagram with a theme. When I apply a theme to the new tab, it converts the original to all ...
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Align rotation of text with straight connector in Visio 2016

I have a straight connector between two elements in Visio 2016. I'd like to label it but if I try to add label and rotate it doesn't 'snap' in aligned position. Is there a way to align it other than ...
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Lock size of some master shape children

I am trying to make a master shape which allows me to lock the size of some of its children. The specific example is to create a border to a square as seen in the attached picture. The issue I am ...

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