can't attach visio file to gmail message

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I have the free trial version of visio, and I saved a design file, and then tried to attach it to a gmail message to send it out. The pdf version of my visio design attached OK, but not the working version. Is this some undocumented restriction in functionality? If so, would it kill them to just document the restrictions up front and save us the trouble of figuring this out?

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Preston CooperDatabase Administrator

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You can try to compress the file using 7zip and attaching the compressed visio document.  If that doesn't work you can use dropbox to store the file in a shared or public folder and email yourself the public url to the document.

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The file is only 21KB. Gmail can handle up to 25MB. It's not the size.
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By compressing the file it changes the file extension to ".7z".  Sometimes this will bypass the file extension filter used by gmail.

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Gmail's website says it will block the zipped files also. I'll try a memory stick.

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