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Article ID: 953327 - Last Review: April 29, 2009 - Revision: 4.0

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INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) gives customers the latest updates to Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 and to Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007. This update includes two main categories of fixes:
  • Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack. In addition to general product fixes, these include improvements in stability, in performance, and in security.
  • All the public updates, security updates, cumulative updates, and hotfixes that were released through February 2009.

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Overview of Microsoft Office Visio 2007 SP2 improvements

  • Improves compatibility with other Microsoft products in several key scenarios, such as when you insert Visio drawings as linked objects in Microsoft Office PowerPoint or in Microsoft Office Word, when you export reports to Microsoft Office Excel, and when you save drawings as Web pages for browsing in Windows Internet Explorer 8.
  • Lets you export UML diagrams to an XML file that is compliant with the XMI standard. This feature was previously available only as a Web download for Visio 2003.
  • Lets you disable CAD files in Visio 2007. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    938803  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938803/ ) How to disable CAD files after you install Visio 2003 Service Pack 3 or Visio 2007 Service Pack 2
  • Fixes the crash that occurs every time Visio 2007 is shut down. This issue is caused by a third-party add-in. Visio will still crash the first time that you shut it down. However, the add-in is then disabled correctly. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    937997  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937997/ ) Visio 2007 crashes, or the Visio.exe process is still running after you exit Visio 2007 on a Windows Vista-based computer

Service pack removal

The 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 is the first service pack to support the removal of client updates through both the command line and the Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite. The Service Pack Uninstall Tool is available as a separate download.

For more information about the Uninstall tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
954914  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954914/ ) Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite

How to obtain and install the service packs

This service pack is available on the Microsoft Download Center. To download the service packs, visit the following Microsoft Web sites: For more information about the complete list of all Service Pack 2 packages that were released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968170  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968170/ ) List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages

Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A workbook is available that lists the issues that are fixed by this service pack.

Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the 2007 Office Service Pack 2 Changes_all.xls package now. (http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/2/C/C2C36159-600C-4EEA-B80A-F988EE7A418F/2007%20Office%20Service%20Pack%202%20Changes.xlsx)

Known issues and behavior changes

After you install this service pack, you may notice this issues that are described in the following Knowledge Base article:
968173  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968173/ ) Known issues that you may experience when you install the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2

Technical information

For more information about this service pack, including a list of files affected, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970357  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970357/ ) Technical details about the Office 2007 System client service packs

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
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