The Service Pack 3 (SP3) update for Visio 2007 is now available. It includes a variety of new security, stability and performance improvements as well as all previous updates and hotfixes released through August 2011. The SP releases are cumulative, so it is not necessary to apply any earlier service pack releases to get all previous updates.
A number of issues that have been addressed in previous hotfixes are included in this SP. The most significant of these are:
- Corrected an issue that caused fonts in to lose formatting in Organizational Charts when text was edited
- Corrected an issue that caused Visio to crash when opening certain VDX drawings
- Corrected an issue that caused Visio VBA projects to intermittently save incorrectly in Windows XP.
A full list of addressed issues can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526291.
Fix for Bluetooth add-in crashes
This service pack also addresses an issue involving Bluetooth add-ins which could cause recurring crashes in some machines running specific versions of a Bluetooth add-in. These add-ins are commonly installed by default on new laptops and PCs.
If a Bluetooth “Send to Office” add-in is installed, Visio may crash at the start of a session, during copy/paste, or on exit. This crash is often frequent and persistent on affected computers and may prevent use of Visio.
In order to correct this problem, Visio 2007 SP3 moves any Bluetooth add-in to the disabled add-ins list, and the add-in is not re-enabled in subsequent sessions. Once a Bluetooth add-in has been moved to the disabled add-ins list, the “Send to Office” functionality is disabled and no longer available. A disabled Bluetooth add-in can be re-enabled manually or manufacturers can override the disabling code during the installation to prevent the Bluetooth add-in from ever being disabled.
Detailed instructions to re-enable or override this behavior can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621762.
The Visio SP3 and instructions for installation can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526291.
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