Visualize your ideas with Visio 2013

Visio makes it easier to create custom diagrams using built-in templates and shapes. Explore features, resources, and support options for Visio 2013. Get helpful tips for organizing your ideas and data into versatile flowcharts and diagrams.

Are you ready to take data visualization to the next level? With Visio Pro for Office 365, you can take advantage of all the features in Visio Professional 2016 on up to five PCs per user. You get regular security and feature updates, integration with other Office 365 services, and more.

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Release and support

Visio Professional 2013 was released in January 2013, with extended support ending April 2023. You can find more information in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Visio 2013 features and highlights

Updated diagram templates

  • Visio 2013 offers improvements to several templates, including Timeline, Basic Network, Detailed Network, and Basic Shapes.
  • New shapes and styles were added to the organization chart template, and the Business Process Modeling template added support for BPMN 2.0.
  • The Database and UML templates are more flexible than before, with drag-and-drop functionality added.

File format, style, and theme changes

  • A new file format (.vsdx) is the default on the desktop and for viewing in a browser on SharePoint. Visio 2013 also reads and writes in .vssx, .vstx, .vsdm, .vssm, and .vstm formats.
  • Visio 2013 provides some of the same formatting options used in other Office applications to your diagrams—including gradients, shadows, 3-D effects, and more.
  • New themes add color and effects to diagrams, and variants for each theme make it easy to apply changes to an entire page.

What’s new in Visio 2016 + Office 365

Visio Pro for Office 365 offers all the professional diagramming features in Visio Professional 2016 as an always-up-to-date subscription from Office 365.

Bring diagrams to life

Link Visio shapes to multiple data sources, including Excel and SQL Server. Use icons, colors, and graphics to visualize real-time data in complex structures and processes.

Share with ease

With Visio Services in Office 365, you can share your Visio 2016 diagrams with others even if they don't have Visio installed—all they need is a browser.

Streamline teamwork

Finish team projects faster with co-authoring. Enable others to add comments and shapes to diagrams and work together in real-time across multiple devices.

Stay up to date

With an active Office 365 subscription, you get all the latest Visio features and security updates installed automatically.

Compare Visio 2013 and Visio Pro for Office 365

Comparison of features of Visio 2013 and Visio Pro for Office 365

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Visio 2013features

One-step data connectivity

Link diagrams and shapes to Excel data in only one step, and get a real-time view of how your data changes.

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Modern shapes

Provide more information with redesigned, detailed shapes for floor plans, office layouts, electrical diagrams, and more.

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Find things fast with Tell Me

Enter a word or phrase in the Tell me what you want to do box in Visio, and get help with tasks and features.

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Always up to date

Always have the latest version of Visio features and services.

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Visio 2013 resources

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Visio 2013 help topics

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