Greetings from Team Visio!
We are pleased to announce an early preview of smart diagrams for the first time in Visio, brought to you exclusively by the Office Insider Program. To preview and give your feedback directly to the team, sign up for smart diagrams today!
Do you currently spend hours connecting shapes, placing the shapes into the right Swim lanes to create the perfect layout? Looking to save time while creating your process diagrams from data every day?
With Visio’s smart diagrams feature, now you can automatically create a Basic Flowchart or Cross-Functional Flowchart from your process map in Excel, in no time. The process metadata you capture in Excel now gets stored in Visio shapes as shape data for you.
How does the preview work?
Note: The preview scope of our feature is currently *limited*. We are always working to improve to make our feature the best version possible, and greatly appreciate your comments and feedback. Sign-up now!
Is the preview available in many languages?
Currently it's is only available in English-US. We hope to expand to other languages in the near future and are exploring our International options widely.
How do I send feedback?
You can send in your feedback by email to *** Email address is removed for privacy ***. You can also post your questions right here under this announcement, where the Visio team will respond to your inquiries.
I'm new to Visio. Where can I learn more?
We welcome anyone who wants to give our early feature preview a try! Not familiar with Visio? No problem. Take a test drive with A beginner's guide to Visio and Tutorial for Visio 2016 to learn the basics.
I don't have a Visio license, can I still try out the feature preview?
Yes, you can! Once you've signed up for the early preview, we will reach out to you and let you know the next steps to try this out.
How do I get started with the preview?
Once you’ve signed up for the early preview, we will
- Contact you with next steps when the preview build is available
- Share Visio and Excel data templates with you, where you can represent your process activities in relation to each other in an organized and structured way
- Once you’ve populated the data template with your process data, it can be imported in Visio to automatically create a data driven Basic Flowchart/ Cross-Functional Flowchart
Interested in trying out the smart diagrams feature?
If you’re interested in trying out a preview of this feature, please take 2 mins to fill out the sign-up form today. You will be among the first few to see or try what we have been working on the past few months.
The Visio team is ready, and we can't wait to hear from you! ** Sign-up now! **
The Office Insider Team