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Subject:Visio Warning: Macros have been disabled From:Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:31:52 -0400
1. Our graphics department migrated from Visio 2007 to Visio 2013 within
the last couple of weeks.
2. Our standard graphic format for documentation is SVG.
3. Visio 2003 didn't save drawings to SVG quite right unless you used a
couple of macros to save it with.
4. Any time we open a .vsd file in Visio 2013 that was created in Visio
2007, we (or at least I) am removing the macros from the Developer tab
because Visio 2013 saves properly to SVG and they aren't needed anymore.
Sometimes (but not ALL the time), reopening the files that have had the
macros removed results in a yellow bar warning in Visio that macros have
Checking the list in the Developer tab shows no macros listed for the
diagram (as is right and proper).
So why the warning? And how do we get rid of it?
Note that any diagram with the unneeded macros left in it ALWAYS comes up
with that warning. The whole point of removing them is to get rid of the
warning, but it seems to work on some random principle we haven't guessed.
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