Visio Online Service Description

Office 365
 

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2017-10-05

With Visio Online, 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 Online users can view and collaborate by sharing diagrams and inserting comments in files uploaded to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business Online.

For more information and to get started, see Visio Online.

For help when using Visio Online, see Visio Online help.

The following table compares Visio Online feature capabilities to the feature-rich Visio desktop apps. Use the table to discover which features are available in Visio Online and then click on the feature name to read a brief description about how that feature works. You might discover that some people in your organization need the advanced capabilities of the Visio desktop app while others only need to view and lightly edit Visio diagrams with Visio Online.

 

Application features

Visio Online

Visio desktop app

Apply rich formatting to text and shapes

No

Yes

Arrange objects

No

Yes

Build mashup solutions

Yes

Yes

Create diagrams

No

Yes

Cut, copy, and paste

No

Yes

Edit diagrams

No

Yes

Embed diagram in a SharePoint, web, or blog page

Yes

No

Find

Yes

Yes

Font formatting

No

Yes

Hyperlinks 1

Yes

Yes

Navigation

Yes

Yes

Office add-ins

No

Yes

Offline viewing

No

Yes

Print to PDF

No

Yes

Proofing tools

No

Yes

Real-time co-authoring

No

Yes

Save As or Download a copy

Yes

Yes

Share a diagram 2

Yes

Yes

SmartArt

No

Yes

Tell Me

No

Yes

Undo and redo

No

Yes

View and add comments

Yes

Yes

View shape data

Yes

Yes

View Visio files in the browser

Yes

Yes

Zoom

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
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.

 

Visio diagrams created in Visio 2010 or later

View mode

Edit mode

Open XML (.vsdx)

Yes

No

Binary (.vsd)

Yes

No

Macro (.vsdm)

Yes

No

 
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