Visio 2007 Service Pack 1

It’s been about a year since the release of Visio 2007 and Office 2007, and Microsoft has now published Service Pack 1.  Here is the download link for English.  You can choose another language from this link as well. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=496BC7C1-ABD7-4BC7-8366-B8A4CC85803B&displaylang=en The goals of this service pack are to provide compatibility for upcoming releases such as…

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Reminder About Visio Conference 2008

The Early Bird registration for the 2008 Visio Conference ends November 30.  Sign up by then for a discounted rate.  More information about the specific agenda, tracks and sessions is now available on www.msvisioconference.com.  In addition to the general sessions, there are tracks for Business Solutions, Solution Developers and End Users.  Find out how to…

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New Visio Blog

Things have been quiet here for a bit because the product team is heads down on development.  In the meantime a new blog has joined the Visio community that you might be interested in. http://visualsignals.typepad.co.uk/vislog/ John Goldsmith is the author and a frequent newsgroup poster.  John hopes to cover common problems discussed on the newsgroups…

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Register for the 2008 Visio Conference

It’s time to make plans to attend the 2008 Visio Conference, the premier gathering event for the Visio community.  The Visio Conference is your chance to interact with fellow enthusiasts from around the globe including Visio partners, MVPs and the product team as well. The last conference was held in January 2006.  Those that attended…

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Visio 2003 Service Pack 3

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 for the Visio 2003 product.  You can download the pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E6B77D9A-0749-41CE-BD1A-9BF73718593C&displaylang=en (If English is not your install language, you can change to another one on the web page.)   Contents The set of changes is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938794/  The majority of the changes in this release are security…

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Publishing Visio 2007 Solutions

Saul Candib, our technical writer for Visio, has posted an excellent article on MSDN explaining how to publish Visio 2007 solutions.  In this context “solutions” refers to the add-ons, templates, stencils and/or help files that you have created and want to distribute to other people. We covered this topic in a previous post, but the MSDN…

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Automatic Behaviors in Visio

Several people have posted in the newsgroups about Visio moving shapes around unexpectedly – particularly when documents are opened or saved.  This random behavior can be infuriating to users.  Perhaps more frustrating is that Visio may continue moving shapes around after the user has “fixed up” their diagram again.  This post looks at automatic behaviors…

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Data Graphics Tips

  One final post about Data Graphics before turning to other topics for a while.  We’ve gotten some great feedback from customers about their usage of Data Graphics.  Based on comments and observations of users, there are a few points of confusion that people are encountering.  This post explains the most common issues with the…

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Make Your Own Data Graphic – Icon Sets

This is the third and final post in a series demonstrating how you can create data graphic callout shapes for use in Visio 2007 Professional.  The first post discussed Text Callouts.  Data Bars were described in the second post.  There is also an article on MSDN that covers the full spectrum of customization possibilities for…

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Make Your Own Data Graphic – Data Bars

This is the second post in a series demonstrating how you can create data graphic callout shapes for use in Visio 2007 Professional.  The first post discussed Text Callouts.  There is also an article on MSDN that covers the full spectrum of customization possibilities for Data Graphics.       A Data Bar is one…

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