View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online

Using Visio Online, you can view, create, and edit a diagram in the same way as other Office Online documents. You can also edit the diagram using Visio 2013 or later.

Note    Creating and editing a diagram in Visio Online requires a Visio Online license to edit.

View a diagram

  1. Sign in to Office 365.

  2. Navigate to the OneDrive for Business folder or SharePoint Online document library.

  3. If necessary, upload the Visio diagram (.vsdx). For more information, see Upload a folder or files to a document library.

  4. Select the diagram to open it in a new browser tab.

    Note    If the diagram prompts to be downloaded instead of opening in a browser, check the default open behavior setting. Select Settings Settings icon > Library settings > Advanced settings, and then make sure Open in the client application is clear.

Tip    If you have an Exchange Online, Outlook.com, or Hotmail account, when you click on a Visio diagram attached to an email, it will open directly in your browser.

Create a diagram

There are several ways to create a diagram.

Create a diagram from a SharePoint library or OneDrive for Business

  1. Sign in to Office 365.

  2. Navigate to the OneDrive for Business folder or SharePoint Online document library.

  3. Select New > Visio Drawing.

    The New menu

Create a diagram from the app launcher

  1. Sign in to Office 365.

  2. On the app launcher App launcher icon , click Visio.

  3. If you don’t see Visio on the app launcher, click All apps, and then select Visio.

  4. To start with a Visio Online diagram, browse the Gallery to see diagrams and samples, and then select Create.

    If you want to see a sample before you create, select Preview Preview icon .

  5. To start from scratch, at the top of the page, select Blank Drawing.

Edit a diagram

You can edit a diagram in Visio Online and in Visio 2013 or later.

Edit a diagram in Visio Online

Note    When you are editing a diagram, the diagram is automatically saved for you.

  1. Sign in to Office 365.

  2. Navigate to the OneDrive for Business folder or SharePoint Online document library.

  3. Open the Visio diagram by clicking the file name. By default, the diagram opens for viewing.

  4. Select Open Diagram, and then select Edit in Browser.

    Edit in Browser command

Tips   

  • To quickly switch from editing to viewing, select View > Reading View Reading View Icon .

  • To create a diagram, select File > New > Blank Drawing.

Edit a diagram in Visio 2013 or later

You can edit many types of diagrams in the browser, but not all of them. If you see the message “One or more features in this Visio diagram are not supported in Visio Online”, you can still edit the diagram in Visio 2013 or later and take advantage of all the functionality in Visio. For more information, see Why are some features not supported for editing in Visio Online?

  • If you are viewing a diagram, select Open Diagram, and then select Edit in Visio.

    Edit diagram in Visio
  • If you are editing a diagram, on the ribbon, select EDIT IN VISIO.

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