Microsoft updates Visio Online with several new features


14, 2017

Visio Online which is in public preview allows anyone to create, edit and share diagrams through any web browser. Based on the feedback from users, Microsoft has now updated the service with several new features like Quick Shape, Infinite Canvas , Richer Content, and more.

Users can now create diagrams more easily with the help of Quick Shapes. When they hover over the arrows near any shape, they will see the quick shapes panel. They can select the needed shape and it will auto-connect with their existing shape. Users can use the smart guides to align their shapes. And they can also change connector types according to their needs.

Microsoft has also added more shapes to the Visio Online. They can now search for desired shapes using the search-box above shape panel. Apart from the ability to add their own pictures, users can now use the “Find and Add a picture from web” option to add other pictures from the web.

Visio Online now supports infinite canvas and multi-page. When users drag-drop a shape on the edge or outside the canvas, the canvas will gets expanded automatically. They have also added support for Themes, Shape, and Text formatting to make diagrams look even more polished and beautiful. To improve language support and accessibility, Visio Online now supports 26 languages and features an accessibility checker to help you create diagrams that are accessibility ready.

Both creation and editing capabilities on Visio Online preview are now available for free for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

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