Visio Standard 2016

Easily create versatile diagrams using a rich set of new and updated shapes and stencils.


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Microsoft Visio Standard 2016 is designed for individuals who are looking for a powerful diagramming platform with a rich set of built-in stencils. It helps users to simplify complex information through simple, easy-to-understand diagrams. Visio Standard includes stencils for business, basic network diagrams, organization charts, basic flowcharts, and general multi-purpose diagrams.

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Get started with diagramming easily

Get a jump start on diagrams with a set of pre-crafted starter diagrams and contextual tips and tricks.

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Create professional diagrams quickly

Maps and floor plans, with refreshed office layout shapes that reflect modern tastes.

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Customize and complete diagrams quickly

Customize professional-looking diagrams using a rich set of effects and themes and apply a completely different look to your design in just a few clicks.

Perform common diagramming activities (change shape, auto align and position, or duplicate and reorder pages) with an intuitive experience while preserving metadata and connections of the shapes.

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Collaborate easily as a team on diagrams

  • Enable others to add comments to a diagram or a shape from virtually any device, whether through Visio or through a browser using Visio Services (requires SharePoint). Get visual indicators of what shapes others are working or commenting on and easily sync diagrams when saving.
  • Get immediate clarification on feedback by initiating an instant messaging (IM) conversation or audio/video call with reviewers right from within Visio. (Requires a compliant IM application, such as Microsoft Skype for Business or Microsoft Lync.)
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Communicate one version of truth—through a browser

  • Share your diagrams for broader consumption through a browser, even with people who don't have Visio installed—through Visio Services in SharePoint.
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