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Hello Experts,

I have Visio 3 program and the current Visio Viewer goes back to version 5.

OF COURSE I NEED TO LOOK AT THE VISIO 4 DOCUMENTS I HAVE!!!

Can anyone help with a viewer for the visio 4 docs?

Thanks,

Tom
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According to the timeline I found at

http://www.mvps.org/visio/History.htm

Visio 3 was released on November 14, 1994, and the first viewer was released December 13, 2001, circa Visio 2001. It may be possible that a Visio viewer for files older than version 5 never existed.

In the process of trying to find a viewer I did run across this free tool

"Amazing Visio for Microsoft Visio 3.0" at
http://www.5starshare.com/Amazing_Visio_for_Microsoft_Visio-soft8915.html

which can publish a visio drawing to Word, which implies that you can view it as a graphic. This may do the trick for you. Unfortunately, I think it is only compatible to version 2000 of Visio, despite the name of the product.

According to the article on this page
http://www.officehelp.in/archive/index.php/t-37222.html
Visio 3 drawings can still be opened in Visio 2003. Why not just get a new copy of Visio and convert the documents to a newer version, which can then be viewed with the current viewers? Surely there must be features after 10 years of developement that will make Visio 2003 a worthwhile investment.
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Good history on Visio here - http://www.mvps.org/visio/History.htm

PDF Converter for Visio files - http://www.processtext.com/abcvisio.html - not sure it will do version 4 files as it doesn't say...


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Thank you,

I was able to open the documents with Visio 2003.

Tom
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