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Read Full ArticleI’m getting more and more questions daily about the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Office Visio 2007. Evidently, the final bits for the Office 2007 system have been released to manufacturing, but the products won’t be available ’til early 2007.
For now, however you can play with beta 2, and check out the latest Visio 2007 product information in the following paragraphs…

While we recently posted developer information for 2007, this post contains general information regarding the upcoming release.

I’m laughing as I type this post, because that little voice in my head that plays while I type is continually droning: microsoft-office-visio-two-thousand-seven. It’s starting to feel like a long german word: microsoft-donaudampfschiffsfahrtsgesellschaftskapitänzmutzenadelspitze!!! Ooh! Hope that didn’t hurt. Anyway, enough distractions — on to the information!

Availability: 2007 Microsoft Office System is Golden
News regarding the availability of the newest versions of Office and Visio 2007. Article is from Nov. 6, 2006.

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Edition Comparison
Folks are always asking for edition comparisons, so MS isn’t wasting anytime providing us with a nice matrix of the differences between Microsoft Visio Standard 2007 and Microsoft Visio® Professional 2007.

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Includes an overview of Standard vs. Professional, info on pricing, including Upgrades, why you should upgrade, and links to a whole slew of other resources.

Office Online’s Visio 2007 Page
This page has the usual marketing and upgrade information, but also lots of links to faqs, datasheets, technical resources, support, Visio-based solutions, Office-based solutions, the solutions-providers themselves and more!

New Features for Tablet PCs (???)

I found this bit on Tablet PC Review (scroll down to the second news item) that clains that Visio 2007 has improved features for pen input. I followed their links, but didn’t find anything substantial. I will keep digging on this or perhaps a little bird will leave me a comment…


  • Visio Guy says:

    Here is some more info about Office’s release. Enjoy!

    – Chris

  • Pen input?? This would be news to me. Given the number of shared components that go into Visio and other Office applications, it’s possible that there was some enhancement to pen input, but I’m not aware of anything.


  • Leslie says:

    am looking for a way to take word dialog tables and put them into VISIO

    Thanks for anything!

  • Visio Guy says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Not sure what Word dialog tables are – you mean custom forms made in VBA? At the very worst, you can take a screen shot of the form and paste it into Visio.

    Visio also has nice Windows UI shapes, under File > Shapes > Software > Windows and Dialogs, but these won’t automatically translate from Word.

    – Chris

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