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The Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack opens files in Microsoft Visio 2010 that were created in the newer Visio drawing file format.
  • Details

    Version:
    Date Published:

    15.0.4454.1509

    12/06/2013

    File name:
    File size:

    visioconverter-en-us.exe

    30.9 MB

    KB Articles: KB2844302
      The Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack lets Visio 2010 users open files created in the newer Visio 2013 drawing file format (files with a .vsdx and .vsdm extension). The Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack opens drawings in the newer file format when used together with the Microsoft Visio 2010 SP2 update.

      Viewing Visio drawings is as simple as double-clicking the drawing file in Windows Explorer, or opening the file directly in Visio 2010. The newer file format is converted to a file format supported by Visio 2010 (a file with a .vsd or .vdx extension). You can then edit the converted drawing, or save it to any format supported by your version of Visio.

      The conversion process may modify diagram formatting, such as theming and shape formatting. A notification appears at the top of a converted drawing, telling you whether any such changes were made during conversion. If so, click Details to see a list of drawing formatting that was changed. If you have the Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer installed, you can also click on View Original to view the original file.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Notes
        • Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack requires the most recent Visio software updates. If Visio updates are not installed, Visio may not detect the Visio Compatibility Pack.
        • Some functionality in the Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack requires the Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer.
  • Install Instructions

      To install this download:
      1. Download the file by clicking the Download button and saving the file to your hard disk.
      2. Double-click the VisioConverter.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
      3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.


      Instructions for use:
      • From Windows Explorer: double-click a Visio drawing. The file is converted and opens in Visio 2010.
      • From Visio 2010: click File then Open. Select the file to open. The file is converted and opens in Visio 2010.
      • From the command line: type “visconv.exe <vsdx file> <vsd file>”, where <vsdx file> is the path and file name of the file you want to convert and <vsd file> is path and file name to store the converted file. The file is converted and stored in the location you specify.


      Notes
      • If Visio 2010 doesn’t open files created in the newer Visio drawing file format (files with a .vsdx and .vsdm extension), ensure the most recent software updates for your version of Visio are installed.


      To remove this download:
      • To remove the download file, delete the VisioConverter.exe file from your hard disk.
      • To remove the installed files, use Control Panel to uninstall Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack.
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