Create Visio diagrams


Create Visio diagrams using the new Data Visualizer add-in for Excel.

What is the Data Visualizer add-in?

The Visio Data Visualizer add-in for Excel is now available in public preview to all Office 365 subscribers—no Visio subscription is required.

This add-in lets you create Visio diagrams from your tabular or organized data in Excel.

How do I use the Data Visualizer add-in?

First, you need to install and enable the add-in.

To use it, you specify the types of shapes, org chart hierarchies, etc and the add-in creates the applicable Visio document. Many document types are available (flow charts, cross-functional process flows, organizational charts, etc.)

You do not need a Visio subscription or licence to use this add-in, although customization of your finished document is somewhat limited without one.

Why should I care about the Data Visualizer add-in?

Visio is a very powerful program, and its ability to link graphical diagrams to the underlying data or programmatic steps represented by those diagrams is often underrated.

Automating the generation of process diagrams from descriptive data (and conversely, generation of data definitions from process diagrams) is an area that can save significant amounts of time.

This add-in represents another tool available to help accomplish that automation. It has the potential to save a lot of time; whether you are a BPM professional looking to generate diagrams programmatically, or just want to update your organization chart in a click every time your staff list is updated.

Learn more the Data Visualizer add-in

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