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Cannot open embedded Visio file in Word using Visio viewer

I'm running Office 2007 Professional Plus.  I received a Word document that contains embedded DWG and Visio (VSD) files.  I can double-click the DWG files and they open fine using my copy of AutoCAD.  I do not have Visio installed, but instead I have the Visio 2007 Viewer with SP1 installed.  When I double-click the embedded VSD file I get an error saying:

"The server application, source file, or item cannot be found. Make sure the application is properly installed, and that it has not been deleted, moved, or renamed."

I can open standalone VSD files just fine.  I have done a repair installation of my Office suite, but it didn't help.  

I know the entire Visio file is embedded in the Word document and not just a link to an external source.  How can I open Visio files embedded in a Word document without having to purchase and install the full Visio program?
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You might try reviewing using XML.
Save the document as a new document (*.docx) Then rename that document as (*.zip)
Open the zip file using your zip utility software such as WinZip.
You should see the visio file. Or you can extract the entire file to a folder, and browse to the Word\Embeddings folder.

Hopefully, your visio viewer will be able to read that.

Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
fourjohnAuthor Commented:
Now THAT is very cool on how to extract the Visio files.  

Since there was a mix of DWG and VSD files, the extracted embedded files were all named the same ending in a .BIN format.  I just had to rename all of them to a .VSD and try opening each one until I found all the "true" VSD files.

I wish there was an easier way to get at the VSD files files (like drag and drop from the document to the desktop), but I think this will do it.  Thanks much!
fourjohnAuthor Commented:
Excellent work!  And thanks again!
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