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Microsoft Visio Viewer, free download

Visio Viewer

Download the Visio Viewer for free.

Viewing Visio drawings

Visio users can freely distribute Visio drawings and diagrams to team members, partners, customers, or others, even if the recipients do not have Visio installed on their computers. Internet Explorer also allows for printing, although this is limited to the portion of the drawing displayed.

The Visio Viewer enables users to discover the advantages of using Visio drawings, charts, and illustrations in a Web-based environment. The Visio 2007 Viewer is particularly useful for teams that need to collaborate from different locations. The free Visio viewer is ideal also for users who had to just open and use the Visio diagrams as reference. Small companies can thus save money by buying limited copies of Microsoft Visio for their designers and architects. Other users can download and use the free Visio Viewer.

Viewing Visio drawings is as simple as double-clicking the drawing (files with the .VSD, .VSS, .VST, .VDX, .VSX, or .VTX extension) in Windows File Explorer. Both Visio Binary (.VSD) and XML (.VDX) files are supported. Internet Explorer will open, and the Visio 2007 Viewer will render the drawing in the browser window.

Once the diagram is opened using the Viewer, you can pan and zoom by using toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcuts, or menu items in the shortcut menu. You can also see the properties of any shape by opening the Properties and Settings dialog box and then selecting a shape. Some rendering and display settings are available in the Display Settings tab of the Properties and Settings dialog box. Additionally, you can set drawing-layer visibility and colors in the Layer Settings tab, and annotation visibility and colors in the Markup Settings tab.

Visio Viewer 2010 download

Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer allows anyone to view Visio drawings, floor plans and diagrams (created with Visio 5.0 through Visio 2010) inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 5 through 8) Web browser. Click here to download Visio Viewer 2010 for free from Microsoft homepage. Visio Viewer 2010 file size is 16.7 MB, file name is visioviewer.exe, the licence is free.

To install the viewer, double click the downloaded "VisioViewer.exe" program file to start the setup program. Then, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Visio Viewer 2007 download

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2007 is a wiewer for Visio diagrams, drawings and floorplans. The Visio 2007 Viewer will allow users to view Visio drawings and diagrams created with Visio 5.0, 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007 inside their Internet Explorer version 5.0 or newer Web browser. If you are still on Windows XP click here to download Visio Viewer 2007 for free from Microsoft homepage. Visio Viewer 2007 file size is 7.7 MB, file name is visioviewer.exe, licence free.

Install the download

  • Download the file by clicking the Download button and saving the file to your hard disk.
  • Double-click the Visio Viewer .exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Visio Viewer installation.

About the MS Visio

Microsoft Visio is a popular diagramming and designing tool. Visio is widely used by IT professionals to draw flow charts and data flow diagrams, It is often used for understanding, documenting and analyzing information, data, systems, and processes.

Visio is a simple tool and it is very easy to use. It makes the task of drawing even the most complex diagrams easy. All you have to do is open a Visio template, drag and drop the required shapes and connectors, assign appropriate labels and then apply some readily available themes to the diagram. That is it!

Visio has readily available shapes for almost everything you want to depict in your diagram. It thus makes it easy for all users, including those who don’t have any drawing skills, to create high quality diagrams and quickly.

Diagrammatic tools like Microsoft Visio are useful in creating diagrams which convey information visually. Since visual representations are more effective in explaining any design or architecture easily, Visio is widely used in the software industry. It is the architects and the designers who need the full version of Visio as it is they who create architecture diagrams and floorplans, High Level and Low Level Design diagrams etc. Others like developers, project managers and customers may not need the full version of Visio to open and view the Visio diagrams (.vsd files) shared by the architects and designers. They can use a viewer which is available for free.