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  • 2007 2010 2013
    New and improved stencils and shapes INCLUDED IMPROVED IMPROVED
    Contextual right-click menus INCLUDED IMPROVED IMPROVED
    Improved search to make it easier to find templates and shapes INCLUDED INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Easy-to-apply themes to create modern diagrams quickly INCLUDED INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Ability to import DWG files into Visio INCLUDED INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Organization chart solution improvements—new styles and ability to import images INCLUDED INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Auto Align and Space INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Ability to insert and delete shapes with connection healing INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Drawing canvas auto size INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Quick shapes area, for easy access to the most frequently used shapes INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI)—the Ribbon INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Improvements to containers and new container styles INCLUDED IMPROVED
    New start experience to make it easier to find shapes NEW
    Ability to change shape while preserving diagram layout and shape metadata NEW
    Live preview of new pre-configured theme style changes through variations NEW
    Shape effect options—shadow, bevel, glow, and others NEW
    Streamlined print preview showing diagram page breaks and pan/zoom capability NEW
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    Work together on a single diagram with your colleagues 2007 2010 2013
    Commenting INCLUDED INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Easy diagram sharing through a web browser by saving to SharePoint1 INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Commenting through Visio Services1 NEW
    Co-authoring—two or more people working on a single diagram at the same time2 NEW
    Use presence awareness and visibility to IM or call other people3 NEW
    1 — Requires Office 365 or SharePoint Server (licensed separately)
    2 — Requires Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365 or SharePoint Server (licensed separately)
    3 — Requires Microsoft Lync 2013 or other compliant instant messaging (IM) client
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    Use a wizard to link diagrams to data without writing any code 2007 2010 2013
    Link Diagram shapes to data INCLUDED INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Ability to refresh data automatically, either on a defined schedule or manually INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Automatic data legend creation, providing a key for applied data graphics INCLUDED INCLUDED
    No-code dashboards INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Expanded set of data sources, including Excel, Excel Services, SharePoint Lists, SharePoint Business Connectivity Services, and SQL Server INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Ability to apply a rich set of data graphics and colors to visualize data INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Ability to save to SharePoint and view diagrams in Visio Services with data refresh INCLUDED IMPROVED
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    Model business rules with standard process notation 2007 2010 2013
    Option to validate diagrams using built-in and extendable business rules INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Support for Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 1.2 and 2.0 diagrams (BPMN 2.0 diagrams only supported in Visio 2013) INCLUDED IMPROVED
    Subprocesses to break complex processes into manageable pieces INCLUDED INCLUDED
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    Take advantage of enhancements that make Visio a more powerful and complete diagramming tool 2007 2010 2013
    Availability as a perpetual license INCLUDED INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Support for SharePoint Server 2010 workflow1 INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Easy shape customization INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Backwards compatibility to open Visio 2000, Visio 2003, Visio 2007, and Visio 2010 files INCLUDED NEW
    Integration with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Project) and Microsoft Systems Center INCLUDED INCLUDED INCLUDED
    Touch support on Windows 7/Windows 8 PCs INCLUDED IMPROVED
    New XML-based file format NEW
    Touch support on virtually any device through Visio Services1 NEW
    Availability through Office 365 as a subscription NEW
    Roaming application—ability to install Visio temporarily on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC2 NEW
    Support for demand management in Project Server and Project Online3 NEW
    Support for SharePoint Server 2013 workflow1 NEW
    1 — Requires Office 365 or SharePoint Server (licensed separately) and SharePoint Designer 2013
    2 — Requires Visio Pro for Office 365
    3 — Requires Project Server 2013 or Project Online and SharePoint Designer 2013
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