Visio service description
With the Visio desktop and web applications, you can view, edit, and share Visio diagrams on the web. Start with a basic diagram to express common ideas, such as depicting a plan, making a proposal, or describing a sequence of steps in a process. It's simple and easy to create first-class diagrams with commonly used diagram types and rich shape sets. Visio desktop users can view and collaborate by sharing diagrams and inserting comments in files uploaded to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business Online.
For help when using Visio, see Visio help & learning.
For more information and to get started, see Compare Visio Options.
The following table lists the major Visio features available across web and desktop apps. Certain caveats apply. See the footnotes for further information. This table may change without notice. For the most up-to-date, complete list of Visio features across plans, see Compare Visio Options.
|Application feature||Visio for the web||Visio desktop application|
|Apply rich formatting to text and shapes||Yes||Yes|
|Build mashup solutions||Yes||Yes|
|Cut, copy, and paste||Yes||Yes|
|Embed diagram in a SharePoint, web, or blog page||Yes||No|
|Print to PDF||Yes4||Yes|
|Save As or Download a copy||Yes||Yes|
|Share a diagram2||Yes||Yes|
|Undo and redo||Yes||Yes|
|View and add comments||Yes||Yes|
|View shape data||Yes3||Yes|
|View Visio files in the browser||Yes||Yes|
1 Follow hyperlinks (cannot insert or edit them).
2 Share via SharePoint or One Drive for Business and share with users who do not have SharePoint or OneDrive.
3 Not available in Visio for the web Editor.
4 Not available in Visio for the web Viewer.
5 Available in Visio for the web Editor.
Supported file types in Visio for the web
|Visio diagram created in Visio 2010 or later||View mode||Edit mode|
|Open XML (.vsdx)
For more information about Visio, check out the following resources:
- Compare plans
- Visio tech community
- Visio blog
- Featured Visio templates and diagrams
- Deployment guide for Visio
For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.
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