Ribbon Components of Visio 2016 - Standard

Hans Fransen 41 Reputation points

A student indicates that she does not have the Ribbon option: Data.
She works with Visio 2016, standard
(That would affect the creation of External Links.)


  • What are the Ribbon components of Visio 2016 - Standard?
  • Is it true that Visio 2016 - Standard does not have the option to link with External data?
  • Can you work with External links in Visio 2016 - Standard? If so how ??
  • Adjusting the Ribbon is possible but the functions with which you can retrieve external data are not available!
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Visio Management
Visio: A family of Microsoft products used to create diagrams and vector graphics.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Erin Ding-MSFT 4,436 Reputation points

    @Hans Fransen

    I installed Visio Standard 2016 and Visio Professional 2019 on my computer to check, I find that as PaulHerber-6778 said, there is no Data option on the Visio Standard ribbon and it is available in Visio Professional.

    Visio Standard 2016:
    And there is no Data in File>Options>Customize Ribbon.
    For question 1, you can see Ribbon components of Visio Standard 2016 as below screenshot.

    Visio Professional 2019:
    And you can find Data in File>Options>Customize Ribbon.

    For question 2 and 3, please check the answer given by PaulHerber-6778.

    Hope the information could be helpful to you.

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  1. Paul Herber 106 Reputation points

    Correct, there is no Data option on the Visio Standard ribbon, it is only available in Visio Professional.
    There is no data linking available in Visio Standard.

  2. Hans Fransen 41 Reputation points

    Good work!
    With this extensive information it is clear that an update or a switch to a newer version is inevitable.

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