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I have installed Visio Standard 2007. I have many old Visio drawings created in previous versions of Visio....from Visio 3 to Visio 2003. There are many old drawings I cannot open in 2007, but they still open fine in 2003. Visio will start then crash and send error report to ...

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    Cannot open older version drawings

    I have installed Visio Standard 2007. I have many old Visio drawings created
    in previous versions of Visio....from Visio 3 to Visio 2003. There are many
    old drawings I cannot open in 2007, but they still open fine in 2003. Visio
    will start then crash and send error report to MS. Visio error screen just
    states that Visio has encountered an error and needs to close. I have tried
    many different solutions to try and open, but nothing has helped. Any new
    ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
    MartinreaNV
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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    I'd start by trying to save the 'troubled' doents in v2003 as xml files,
    and see if I can open the xml versions in v2007.
    al

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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried this and received same result. Same
    error occurred when I opened file in v2007.

    "Al Edlund" wrote:
     
    MartinreaNV
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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    are these 'standard' drawings or are they calling attached add-ins/code?
    al
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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    They look standard to me...just flowcharts with different shapes...nothing
    fancy at all. They open fine with Visio 2003 just not with Visio 2007.
    There are other doents that look just like them but do not have this
    problem so it's throwing me for a loop. For now I am running both 2003 and
    2007 to get around this problem for a couple users.

    "Al Edlund" wrote:
     
    MartinreaNV
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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    If you are able to send me the file for ysis, we can investigate the
    problem. Perhaps we can make sure it doesn't crash in the next version.

    (Remove "online" from my address when e-mailing.)

    --
    Mark Nelson
    Office Graphics - Visio
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Re: Cannot open older version drawings

    Hi, has there been any progress on this issue? I have the same scenario.
    The weird thing is that the problems just began recently. Up until last
    week, we were able to open any earlier drawings with Visio 2007, now we can
    open none.

    Thanks,

    Dain

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    Dain

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