Export Visio diagrams to Microsoft Word is now generally available
Published May 20 2019 09:00 AM 23.8K Views

Almost a year ago, we released for public preview Export to Word, a new, efficient way for you to automatically document your Microsoft Visio process diagrams in Microsoft Word. The feature was only available for Office Insiders—until now.


Export to Word is now generally available to all Visio Online Plan 2 users through Visio desktop (Build 1904 onward), bringing one of your most-requested features to everyone.


The public preview announcement blog has all the details about this feature, but as a quick recap, Export to Word leverages an intuitive wizard to help you export Visio diagram elements to Word. The resulting document pairs each element with its metadata, organized in a table, to give you a quick but detailed written reference for all diagram properties.






Our support page gives you even more details on Export to Word, including steps for using it.

While the use cases for Export to Word are nearly endless, here are just a few to spark ideas for how this integration can help your business. The details for each of these are in the public preview blog.


  • Creating an operating manual
  • Developing an executive-level KPIs report
  • Building an HR report for open job positions
  • Implementing IT system updates


We’d love to hear how you’re using Export to Word! Leave a comment below with your experiences, questions, or suggestions. You can also submit ideas for future feature releases, or updates to this one, on our UserVoice site. Email us at tellvisio@microsoft.com for more detailed questions and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up on the latest Visio news.

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